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Winter Break Book Recommendations

December 20, 2014

Winter Break provides the perfect opportunity to snuggle up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and a lovely winter read. If you don’t know where to start, here are five winter-themed book recommendations.

1. “Let It Snow” by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle These three best-selling Young Adult authors have teamed up to write three short stories set during Christmastime that interconnect and tell charming tales of teenage love.

2. “My True Love Gave To Me” This anthology, edited by Stephanie Perkins, author of the critically acclaimed “Anna and the French Kiss” series, contains 12 short winter romances written by 12 of the most talented Young Adult authors. These joyful tales the magic of holiday love and will warm the insides of any reader!

3. A Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin This series-turned-HBO-show is set in a perpetually wintery land, and is the perfect winter read. The first book, which is told from eight different points of view, provides an action-packed tale that describes a deadly struggle for the King’s throne. This series requires time and concentration, so what better time to start this series than during Winter Break?

4. “The Infernal Devices” series by Cassandra Clare This trilogy, a spinoff of Clare’s original “The Mortal Instruments” series, is set in foggy Victorian London and starts several hundred years before the events of TMI. Featuring some of the ancestors of the original characters, “The Infernal Devices” centers on a race of people called Shadowhunters, who spend their lives hunting and killing demons on Earth.

5. The “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling Although this series is 17 years old and has already been read by half the world’s population, it’s still worth mentioning. The “Harry Potter” books are eternal feel-good stories that can make anybody happy. The fourth book, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” in particular, is set in late December and can cause even the grumpiest Christmas grouch to crack a smile.

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