I don’t know about you but I’m over these hot summer days and can’t wait for the crisp smell of fall followed by the beauty of the first snow fall. So if you’re like me and are wishing for cold days where you can curl up with a hot drink and a good book, check out these atmospheric and wintery reads.

7 Wintery Reads for Hot Summer Days

1. The Girl from Shadow Springs by Ellie Cypher

I feel this book goes without saying that it has some strong wintery vibes. Just look at that cover!! A girl walking through a blizzard screams winter. This thrilling and atmospheric debut fantasy follows two teens who must brave a frozen wasteland and the foes within it to save their loved ones and uncover a deadly secret.


2. Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

Once again, winter is right there in the name so you can definitely expect some strong winter vibes from this book. Need to escape the heat? Why not read a haunting romance where dark fairy tales and enchanted folklore collide after a boy, believed to be missing, emerges from the magical woods—and falls in love with the witch determined to unravel his secrets.


3. Recommended for You by Laura Silverman

Recommended for You takes place at a bookstore during the winter holiday season. So if you are over the summer and are already looking forward to the festive seasons ahead, grab your peppermint or pumpkin spice drink and settle down with this fantastic enemies to lovers romance.


4. Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

Another amazing romance set during the holiday season, Rent a Boyfriend follows a college student who hires a fake boyfriend to appease her traditional Taiwanese parents to disastrous results.


5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Snickerdoodle cookies, ski trips, hot tub make outs, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has it all! Escape the heat and snuggle up with this amazing book and, once you’re done reading this book, finish the series with P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean!


6. Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

A meet-cute in a bodega at 5am during a snow storm? Sounds like the perfect next book to jump into! When Leanna and Pablo meet at 5:00 a.m. at the bodega in the dead of winter it’s absurd to think they’d be A Thing. But as they discover who they are, who they want to be, and how to defy the deafening expectations of everyone else, Lee and Pab turn to each other. Which, of course, is when things get properly complicated.


7. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

Nothing says winter like the mountains of Colorado. So if you’re so over these hot summer days, like I am, pick up Of Curses and Kisses, a contemporary spin on Beauty and the Beast set at an elite boarding school in Aspen. Don’t miss the next book in the series, Of Princes and Promises!


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