Welcome back to Calendar Girls! It’s a monthly blog event created by Flavia and Melaine now hosted by Katie at Never not, Reading and Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads This event was designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers. Calendar Girls was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. Just like the song all of us participating reveals their pick that fits this month’s theme.
This month’s theme: Best Book Set in Winter
Usually, I’m not the kind person that seeks out books about the season that we’re in I just read whatever is on my TBR. I do try to read darker things in October, but it usually doesn’t work out the way I’m hoping 9/10. That being said I can’t really think of many books I’ve read that takes place only in the winter. I can think of about a million that take place in summer, but I’m having a hard time coming up with books I loved that take place under the cover so snow.
However, there is one book that I have taken to reading during the winter a few times because it’s cute as h*ck and part of it is written by my favorite author/twitter personality.
Let it Snow: by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle.
This was actually the first piece I ever read by Maureen Johnson, and after I read her third of the book, I ordered all of her other books and spent the next three months reading only books written by Maureen Johnson.
The premise of this book is simple: three intertwined stories around a small town during a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. It has been a bit since the last time I read this, so my details probably aren’t as on point as they should be. I remember there being a bit about Waffle House and Maureen Johnson’s character’s name was Jubilee, and she was named after a figure in a Christmas Village type collectible.
This book was a super cute, quick read by three brilliant, smart, YA authors. At times a bit quirky, but that’s what we sign up for with Maureen Johnson and John Green books. I think this is a great wrap up in a blanket with some hot cocoa and read a book, and my choice for the best book set it winter.
I look forward to seeing the rest of the winter-centric books the rest of the group picks!
Until next time, Internet,