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A Winter Reading List

Despite the unseasonal temperatures we’ve been feeling in the past week, winter is seriously here.  The shortest day of the year, the winter solstice, is just around the corner, followed closely by the holidays, Winter Break, and the New Year!  Crazy, right?!

To kick off an amazing Winter Break, why not start planning your extensive reading list now, with a few winter-themed novels from the furthest ice-bound reaches of the Teen-Main stacks?

And don’t forget to log any reading you do over break for our Winter Reading Raffle. Just come into Main – Teen on or after December 15th to pick up your reading log, fill out a log for every five hours you read, and bring back your log(s) before January 15th to be entered to win an Android powered Media Tablet!

And now for the bone-chilling books!

In an isolated cabin, fourteen-year-old Sig is alone with a corpse: his father, who has fallen through the ice and frozen to death only hours earlier. Then comes a stranger claiming that Sig’s father owes him a share of a horde of stolen gold. Sig’s only protection is a loaded Colt revolver hidden in the cabin’s storeroom. The question is, will Sig use the gun, and why?

On a school trip to snowbound Scotland, several students become infected and turn into hungry zombies, leaving a small band of survivors to take refuge in the school bus.

In Victorian England an orphaned boy goes to stay with his strange guardian in a desolate, moated manor house during a cold and snowy Christmas, where he soon realises that the house and its grounds harbor many secrets, dead and alive.

Fifteen-year-old Willo Blake, born after the 2059 snows that ushered in a new ice age, encounters outlaws, halfmen, and an abandoned girl as he journeys in search of his family, who mysteriously disappeared from the freezing mountain that was their home.

Evan and Lucy, childhood best friends who grew apart after years of seeing one another only during Christmas break, begin a romance at age seventeen but his choice to mindlessly follow his father’s plans for an Ivy League education rather than becoming the cartoonist he longs to be, and her more destructive choices in the wake of family problems, pull them apart.

Four high school students face off against a soul-stealing beast that has been making young people disappear from their small Canadian town for centuries.

Happy Winter and Happy reading to all!

Morgan, Main – Teen

2 Responses

  1. Great list, Morgan. I couldn’t help but think of Winter’s End by Jean-Claude Mourlevat–a great French dystopian YA novel that I read a couple of years ago. The title is a little bit of a misnomer because it kind of suggests the end of a metaphorical totalitarian “winter” but the first few chapters are wintery and spooky for sure.

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