What Book Would You Read On A Winter Day?

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I have asked in previous posts about what book you would read on a lazy summer day, so I want to change this question slightly. Assuming that you have some time off, or even a few spare hours, and you have the opportunity to curl up with a book, what book would it be?

I am currently reading A Book Of Bones by John Connolly. It is another in his series on the detective Charlie Parker who lives in Maine and who, with his friends, battles human and supernatural evil.  Connolly, an Irish writer, imbues these works with lyricism and Catholic mysticism, as well as a deep dive into the darkness in the human soul by some and the good in others who battle that evil.  If you like your fiction dark but written as well as any piece of so-called high literature, then I recommend John Connolly, especially the Charlie Parker series. But, you need to start with the first novel and work through them in order.

So, I ask you now: what book would you or are you reading on a Winter’s day?

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59 thoughts on “What Book Would You Read On A Winter Day?

  1. Jen Kennedy

    Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. This one is a classic and brings back so many memories as to why I have a profound love for books. I’m so glad it was introduced to me in elementary school.

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  2. Laureen

    José Saramago, Tale of the Unknown Island
    Laurie R. King, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
    Marcus du Sautoy, What We Cannot Know
    Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run with the Wolves ….

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  3. You may chuckle a bit, though I’ve not started reading it yet, I’m going to be reading the Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo! I saw the movie a couple of times when I was a kid
    and it has been one of my favorites ever since. And I’m excited about reading the book when the next snow falls which would keep me indoors late afternoons and evenings. Another wonderful post from you Sir.

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  4. I am currently reading several, but the fiction book I’m engaged in at the moment is Kathleen Grissom’s “The Kitchen House” … sometimes not the cheeriest, but still an excellent read.


  5. I’m reading Scrublands by Chris Hammer – set in scorching small town Australia. It’s about a journalist sent to the small town to do a piece about how the town is recovering one year after a tragedy, when the local priest shot dead 5 people outside the church and was then shot by the police. But the journalist uncovers more than he bargained for.

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  6. Doris

    I am reading a very good book, The Siege by Helen Dunmore. It is winter 1941 with the siege of Leningrad.. it’s very compelling & you can just imagine feeling the cold. I recommend it, but maybe for July!

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  7. selizabryangmailcom

    I’m reading something that seems to be a little less “classic” than many above: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic. It’s fantasy, sort of, nicely written, and the main characters are solidly 3-dimensional and un-cliched. Rare to find in lighter reading, I think.

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