Usher in the frosty weather with a book that will make you forget all about the impending cold! Check out the full list here:
  1. Tinkers by Paul Harding
    Highly acclaimed and 2010 Pulitzer winner, Tinkers explores memory, time, and legacy through the New England Crosby family. This is a great book to help transcend your current surroundings, and examine life from a new perspective.
  2. Blankets by Craig Thompson
    An autobiographical coming-of-age graphic novel, Craig confronts sexual and spiritual identity while a winter at Bible camp introduces him to some very important people.
  3. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
    Based on a Russian fairy tale, a lonely couple in Alaska in the 1920s finds a young girl-of-the-woods who seems to survive alone in the frozen forest. But as they come to love her as their own, they begin to face the consequences of darkness and enchantment.
  4. Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
    Essentially a fantasy tale set in Edwardian New York, Winter's Tale follows Peter Blake's love affair with Beverly Penn, while strange and magical things start happening to him. Its the perfect dark epic to get swept away in.
  5. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
    On a planet called Winter, or Gethen, Le Guin has created a fully realized concept of a society existing totally without sexual prejudices. Hailed as the first feminist science fiction, where people share the biological and emotional makeup of both sexes, many have claimed this book to catapult sci-fi into the world of "high literature."
  6. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
    Ezra Jack Keats' Caldecott Medal winner has very few words, but its that very reverence for the beautiful quietness about the first snow fall that keeps this one of our all-time winter favorites.
  7. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
    Clearly the inspiration for this list, in this first novel of Martin's The Song of Ice and Fire series we meet the Starks of the North. A family known for their nobility and loyalty, the Starks face stiff competition from competing tribes for control of the Seven Kingdoms.
  8. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
    The first novel in The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, this haunting fantasy takes place in a dark forest where wolves roam and one in particular has a young girl enchanted as she watches him from her window. When Grace meets a boy with strikingly familiar yellow eyes, she is convinced he is indeed "her wolf."
  9. Winter Journal by Paul Auster
    As winter approaches, its hard not to contemplate the passing of yet another year and what exactly that means for us on a personal level. Approaching his 64th birthday, Auster examines these questions and his life through the physical body-- the pains, pleasures, movement, appetite-- that cracks open a hard exterior, revealing a raw, warm tenderness.
  10. A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
    This is a fascinating and moving portrait of 1930’s Europe. Fermor walked from Holland to Istanbul at 19 and recalls his trip many years later, losing none of his youthful verve and curiosity.
  11. Frederick by Leo Lionni
    A Caldecott Honor winning picture book, we meet Frederick who, as winter approaches, seems very different from the rest of his mousemates. While they are scurrying to prepare for the cold months, he has a special talent of "gathering sun for the dark days." A wonderful reminder that even if we can't see it at first, the value we bring comes in all shapes and sizes.
  12. Lartigue's Winter Pictures
    Jacques Henri Lartigue was very young when he got his first camera, taking pictures of daily life in France during the turn of the century. He became known for his photos of sports events, games, automobile racing and planes. This collection shows the joyful and awe-filled photos from his first winter vacation in the Alps in 1913.
  13. Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Rememberances
    One of the most influential artists of our time for Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, this stunning collection of Martin's work embodies the sparseness, purity, and strength of the frigid winter months.