Snow Day Reads By kate lewis

“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

Narrated from one of the most interesting viewpoints I’ve ever read from, this novel is unlike so many other Holocaust stories. With an ending sure to make you cry, “The Book Thief” is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold, snowy day.

“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right” - The Book Thief

“I’ll Give You the Sun” by Jandy Nelson

This is one that I could not put down. With each chapter switching between twins Noah and Jude, the story follows them through ages 13 to 16 and their struggles with life, death, and art. Even though it has almost 400 pages, this novel could be finished in one sitting.

“His soul might be a sun. I’ve never met anyone who had the sun for a soul” - I’ll Give You the Sun

“Why is everyone hanging out without me? (and other concerns)” By Mindy Kaling

One of the funniest, honest and most relatable autobiographies I’ve ever read, and I’ve probably read it 20 times cover to cover. If you’re a fan of Mindy Kaling or autobiographies, this book is the perfect snow day read.

“There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it” - Why is everyone hanging out without me? (and other concerns)

“Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel

A bit of a faster read, as it is a graphic novel. Alison Bechdel’s memoir is revealing, fascinating and heartwarming, and will suck you into her family’s darkly funny history within the first chapter. If you want to mix it up with something different from traditional small, close together text, this beautifully illustrated novel if for you.

“It was a vicious cycle, though. The more gratification we found in our own geniuses, the more isolated we grew” - Fun Home

“Attachments” by Rainbow Rowell

Partially written in a chain of emails, the author of “Eleanor and Park” once again delivers a quirky, laugh out loud love story with painfully real characters. This character driven novel will keep you turning pages, falling in love with the engaging writing style and structure.

“There are moments when you can't believe something wonderful is happening. And there are moments when your entire consciousness is filled with knowing absolutely that something wonderful is happening” - Attachments

Happy reading!!

Tags: snow day, books, reading, Markus Zusak, Jandy Nelson, Mindy Kaling, Alison Bechdel, Rainbow Rowell

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