Top Ten Winter Book Covers

Top 10 Winter Book Covers

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Top Ten Tuesday

This week I’m sharing my top ten winter book covers and linking up to Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. The actual prompt is “Books on Your Winter TBR” but I’m a mood reader and don’t plan my reading like that. I do hope to finally read The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey this winter though. That aside, here are my top ten winter book covers!

Top 10 Winter Book Covers

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy–Somehow the cold, desolate photograph on the cover looks even harsher when you know that this book is about two Jewish children trying to survive the WWII alone.

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen–This is the least wintry cover I chose, but I love it so much, I included it. I believe the girl is crouching in the snow but peppermint candy also equals winter to me so I went with it. The book takes place in a North Carolina town (As a NC girl, I assume it’s Boone under a different name) during the winter ski season.

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman–Somehow even the animals on the cover signal that this is a winter’s tale. And what can be more wintry than a story involving the Norse gods?

Blankets by Craig Thompson–This autobiographical graphic novel is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. It’s set in the cold Wisconsin winter and illustrated exclusively in the same colors seen on the cover.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater–The wolf peeking out from behind the mostly-bare branches and the spot of blood that makes the dot in the i have long made this one of my favorite book covers.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden–This cover is absolutely perfect for a Russian fairy tale that takes place largely in the snowy months.

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides–The translucent icebergs and the water that appears to be slowly freezing signal what this brave crew are about to endure.

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder–I had to work in a slightly retro cover somewhere and this is it. I wouldn’t look as happy as these children do if blizzard after blizzard had snowed me in for months on end!

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys–In the snows of Siberia, that one little plant shoot offers up hope of better days to come. It’s symbolic of all that keeps this Lithuanian family going after they’re imprisoned by Stalin.

Misery by Stephen King–That small, snow-covered house hides the unthinkable things happening within, just as Annie Wilkes’s placid exterior hides her twisted mind.

That’s my list! Have you read any of these? Do you like the covers? Which books did/would you choose? Link up every Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl!

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  1. I read the Bear and the Nightingale a few years ago but never picked up the last two. This would be the winter to reread and finish the series! Loved the first book so much. And I just picked up the Snow Child as well and hopefully I get to it. I never know what I’m going to read until I pick it up! I find if I commit to hard then I end up not wanting to read it much…

    1. I can’t imagine surviving that kind of winter with pretty much only the food I preserved myself, the kindness of neighbors, and whatever makes it through to the general store. I probably wouldn’t make it a month!

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