Winter is the season of long and cold nights and the only way for bookworms to spend this season is curled up in warm blankets with a big hot mug of coffee or tea and a really interesting book for company. Some people love to read romances, others science-fiction and then there are some (like me) who love to read depressing books in winter. In this article, I bring to you a list of five books set in winter that might or might not be depressing but that are absolutely incredible reads.
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys: This book is extremely disturbing and depressing, mainly because it’s set in the winter of World War II. Aside from that, however, this book is one of the most emotionally draining books ever and it is truly raw, real, sad, satisfying, well-written and truly a diamond in the rough.
The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyle: Like the previous one, this is also set in the winter of World War II, and is an innocent and incredible story of two young boys who form a friendship that’s unbiased and pure but that leads them to somewhere dark. The innocence and purity in this book are what make it so magical and impressive.
Annabel by Kathleen Winter: Set in the winter country of Canada, Annabel is the most incredible and lovely book ever written because it comes with the most important message and lesson everybody must learn at some point or the other. This book is the epitome of perfection and contemplation.
The Hollow by Jessica Verday: This one is a paranormal read that’s so beautifully creepy and amazingly scary that it actually leaves you wanting more. One of the most wonderfully written Young Adult paranormal reads with a twist, this is a must-read for fans of the genre.
The Lamentations of a Sombre Sky by Manan Kapoor: Coming back home, Manan Kapoor’s magnificent debut is set in Kashmir and is truly a gem of a book. One of the top reads of 2016, this book will blow your mind with its lovely story-telling and incredible writing.
Help yourself to one of these books this winter! Trust me, they are all incredible reads, so you’re welcome for the recommendations.