Let It Snow

Let It Snow

Winter is a great time to cozy up with a warm drink and a good book. This list of winter-themed stories is perfect for a cold, snowy day.

Compiled by:
Jen H.
Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys
Young Adult Fiction – Y Sepetys

In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and her brother are pulled from their home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death. In a prison camp, Lina fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family; includes a historical note.

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

Rachel Cohn
Young Adult Fiction – Y Cohn

Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmastime in New York, neither knowing quite what—or who—they will find.

The Edge

Roland Smith
Young Adult Fiction – Y Smith

When fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello is invited to participate in the International Peace Ascent in the Hindu Kush, most of the climbers in his group are either killed or kidnapped in an attack. Peak finds himself caught up in a struggle to survive—shadowed by the Shen, a mysterious snow leopard.

Even the Darkest Stars

Heather Fawcett
Young Adult Fiction – Y Fawcett

The first in a sweeping and action-packed debut fantasy duology, loosely inspired by the early climbers of Mt. Everest. Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village. —Amazon

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Melissa Bashardoust

Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale. —Publisher

Let It Snow

John Green
Young Adult Fiction – Y Green

In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations of romance—along with its joys—during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.

My New Crush Gave to Me

Shani Petroff
Young Adult Fiction – Y Petroff

Charlotte “Charlie” Donovan knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: Teo Ortiz. The only problem is―he barely knows she exists. But Charlie has a plan. The perfect read for those searching for some love and laughter along with their holiday spirit. —Amazon

My True Love Gave to Me

Stephanie Perkins

"If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Years, there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love"-- Provided by publisher.

Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo

Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.


Maggie Stiefvater

In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.

What Light

Jay Asher
Young Adult Fiction – Y Asher

When Sierra falls for Caleb, a boy who made a terrible mistake years before, she is determined to help him find forgiveness, despite the disapproval and suspicions they encounter.

Winter Town

Stephen Emond
Young Adult Fiction – Y Emond

Evan and Lucy, childhood best friends who grew apart, begin a romance at age seventeen. But Evan's choice to mindlessly follow his father's plans for an Ivy League education rather than becoming the cartoonist he longs to be, and Lucy's more destructive choices, pull them apart.