Wintery Reads – Do you read seasonally?

Are YOU a seasonal reader?
What is seasonal reading?

Seasonal reading is the practice of choosing your reading material to match the moods and seasons of the calendar.

As I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, I’ve compiled a list of the titles on my TBR that have wintery covers and/or storylines. (though to be honest we don’t have any snow on the ground yet here…) I’ve linked the cover graphics to the Goodreads description of the books.

Those Who Remain” by Chris Culver is the first book in his Homer Watson police procedural series set in Midwestern U..S.A.

The Life We Bury” is the debut novel by Allen Eskens. It is the first title in his Joe Talbert series set in Minnesota, U.S.A.

Wilderness” by Campbell Hart is the first novel in his Arbogast trilogy set in Scotland.

Murder On The Mind” by L.L. Bartlett is the first novel in the Jeff Resnick series set in Buffalo, N.Y.

No Longer Safe” by A.J. Waines is a standalone thriller set in Scotland.

The Winter Folly” by Lulu Taylor is a standalone dual timeline saga set in England.

Dead Of Winter” by Lee Weeks is the first title in the Willis/Carter police procedural series set in England.

The Night Visitors” by Carol Goodman is a standalone thriller set in New York State.

Divided House” is the first novel in J.M. Dalgliesh’s ‘Dark Yorkshire’ crime series.

The Snowdonia Killings” is the first title in Simon McCleave’s D.I. Ruth Hunter series set in North Wales.

Cover Your Tracks” by Daco S. Auffenorde is a standalone suspense thriller set in the Rocky Mountains.

The Corpse Road” is a standalone crime thriller by Gwen Moffat set in the Northern Pennines, England.

The Overnight Guest” by Heather Gudenkauf is a standalone thriller set in Iowa, U.S.A.

A Woman Made Of Snow” by Elisabeth Gifford is a standalone literary mystery set in Scotland.

The Dark” by Emma Haughton is a standalone crime thriller set in Antarctica.

My Brother” by Karin Smirnoff  is the first novel in her Jana Kippo crime series set in Sweden.

Little Comfort” by Edwin Hill is the first title in his Hester Thursby mystery series set in Massachusetts, U.S.A.

The Widow’s Watcher” by Eliza Maxwell is a standalone crime thriller set in Minnesota, U.S.A.

The Winter Cottage” b Rachael Lucas is a romantic novel set in the Scottish Highlands. The first title in the Applemore Bay series.

The Amber Keeper” by Freda Lightfoot is a historical novel set in revolutionary Russia.

So there you have it. Twenty winter seasonal reads. Have you seen anything that strikes your fancy? Please let me know in the comments if you have added any of these twenty titles to YOUR TBR.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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20 Responses to Wintery Reads – Do you read seasonally?

  1. Carla says:

    Because I am in Florida for the winter, I find it hard to read wintery stories. I tend to read beach reads. I do read Christmas at the end of the year, and try to read romance in February though. I know you have ice now, Lynne. My daughter sent me pictures. At home in Southern Ontario they got 6 inches of snow today.

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  2. I’m definitely a seasonal reader (or at least try to be one usually) when it comes to autumn and winter (especially Christmas)!

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  3. These look great.
    It is a little difficult to sync my reading with the seasons, but I sometimes do.
    I would also recommend Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters.

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  4. Scary winter! Lol.. I read seasonally. I took to it a couple of years back and love it. I am interested in Made of Snow and The Dark–plus the cute books. Good post!

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  5. I’ve never thought about seasonal reading before. I like the idea. Curling up on a winter’s night with a mug of hot tea and a good mystery sounds like winner, for example.

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  6. Kelly says:

    “My Brother” piqued my interest, I’ve added it to my Scribd list. I do enjoy a bit of seasonal reading, although at the moment it feels more like autumn here than winter.

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  7. Joanne says:

    I do like the Lulu Taylor books – the covers are always gorgeous! I do tend to read quite seasonally and wouldn’t be that likely to pick up a book with snow on the cover in summer.


  8. I don’t tend to read seasonally however I will only read Christmas books and December and in October I tend to want to read more thriller/mystery/suspend/horror book but I will read these anytime of year.


  9. lots of lovely covers Lynne. Hope you enjoy them when you get to them!


  10. Carol says:

    I’m not a seasonal reader but sometimes it’s a happy coincidence!


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