Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's prompt Cozy/Wintry reads.  When I think of wintry reads I tend to think of books tend to think of books that have a lot of nostalgia for me. My cozy reads tend to the books that I have read a million times and will read a million more. 

Image result for a christmas carol book cover1)A Christmas Carol - This book has always been one of my favorite holiday stories. There is nothing I love more than picking up my Charles Dickens anthology and reading A Christmas Carol on a snowy day.

Image result for cricket on the hearth book cover2)  A Cricket on the Hearth - my first introduction to this story was in the from the cartoon that was created in 1967.  I watched the cartoon every year, it was one of my favorite stories.  One year my mother gave me a collection of Charles Dickens' works.  Ever since I have read this story every year during the Christmas season

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3) How the Grinch Stole Christmas - This was another cartoon that I loved as a child.  I loved both the book and the cartoon as a child, I still read the book to this day for the nostalgia factor.

Image result for shiver by maggie stiefvater4) Shiver by Maggie  Stiefvater - While I would not call this one of my favorites stories, it is a fun and easy read.  It's winter setting and simple writing style make it a perfect winter read.

Image result for little women book cover5)Little Women by Louisa May Alcott -  Little Women is my favorite book.  I will find any excuse to read it, and there is no better excuse than a cold winters day.

Image result for ethan frome book cover6) Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton - I read this book for an assignment in High School, it was one of the few books that I really enjoyed from High School Required reading.  Edith Wharton has such an eloquent writing style. I wouldn't recommend this book to the plot-driven reader, as it is very character driven. Anyone who likes a slow burn will enjoy this story.  For me, I find it to be a perfect winter read, as the book is primarily set in a Snow Storm.

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