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THOSE PERFECT WINTER READS

Its almost the 1st of November, meaning all the bookworms have started to prep on the wintery reads. You know, those in cold settings like Alaska, Scandinavia, slowly warming up to switch to the Christmas books. Here I will give you a couple of them that have wonderful atmosphere, winter setting and that little something that will make them stay with you forever.

DISSAPEARING EARTH – JULIA PHILLIPS

Have you heard of Kamchatka? The remote peninsula far up north in Russian Siberia? That is the place this book will take you. Cold and distant, it is a perfect setting for the cold evening reads by the fire.

Beneath the surface of ordinary life stories interconnected with the crime, we find out about the lives of the people of Kamchatka. The solace of motherhood, the college life, the loses of love, the unfulfilled wishes, the family ways. And underneath all of that lay stories about mysogeny, grief, toxic relationships, homophobia, ethnic differences, prejudices and love.⠀



BURIAL RITES – HANNAH KENT

Told from different perspectives and based on a true story about the last woman executed in Iceland in 1829., it talks about a woman’s journey to the inevitable. And even though you know the way it ends, all through the book you just cannot stop hoping for a different kind of ending. Because its unfair, because its painful, because its wrong. ⠀

I honestly can recommend this book to everyone. It is atmospheric, it is introspective, it is raw, utterly devastating and above all, brilliant.

THE SNOW CHILD – EOWYN IVEY

What a book. Its magical. Its captivating. It has elements of a fairy tale, it has almost unreal descriptions of Alaskan wilderness, and a deep insight into what loneliness and despair look like.

You will feel the cold winter air on your cheeks, and you will get transported to one completely different world, world that is full of silent, white and sparkling beauty.

THE SIMPLE WILD – K.A.TUCKER

If you’re looking for a romance with a touch of family drama and Alaska setting, well, this is the perfect book for you. It’s smart, it’s sexy, And so funny. I was giggling almost the entire time while reading it…due to the characters, due to their chemistry. Calla is great, but Jonah…one would want to hop on a plane to Alaska just to meet him! Yes, he is that good :D.

I am almost 100% sure you wont regret reading this one. As far as I know, no one did!

US AGAINST YOU – FREDRIK BACKMAN

If you haven’t read Beartown yet, I dont know what are you waiting for. And if you have, then it’s sequel Us against you is definitely a perfect book to read this winter (right before the third one comes out).

I have to admit I loved this one even a bit better than Beartown. Cause, who cannot be in love with Benji , or fear for Anna and Maya? Who cannot fall in love with a small town of Beartown, with its passion, with its heart and with hockey. Backman with its superb writing is at its best again, and this book should not be skipped.

THE GREAT ALONE – KRISTIN HANNAH

If you are looking for a book about wilderness and nature, but also a book about people, about the dark places we all hide, human warmth and unconditional love… it’s all there. Parts of it were so brutal I dreaded turning the next page cause it could never end up in a good way, parts were so colorful and enjoyable and parts were full of romance.

Like life, it had made a perfect circle, beginning and ending where things felt like home. Alaska. Rough and wild, but worthy. ⠀

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