Let it Snow

With the snow forcing me to stay inside for the day, I can’t help but think about all the comfy, cozy books that I’ve read that would be perfect for a snow day.

So without further ado, here is a short list of the best books to read during a snowstorm.

1. Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. This book is written in three parts, each by a different author. It chronicles three different people and their journeys through a really bad snowstorm on Christmas Eve. This was the perfect book to read during the holidays, and it makes you feel all warm inside when you read it. While I’m sure some of you don’t love young adult books, this is really a feel-good novel that is perfect for the snow.

2. My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands by Chelsea Handler. A witty memoir about the New Jersey-born comedienne Chelsea Handler and her life as a sex enthusiast. It’s a great book if you want to sit and laugh for hours (who doesn’t??) This is the first of Handler’s five books, published back in 2005 (10 years ago! Holy crap!) This is probably my favorite of her books, and I think it’s the most well written. It’s a smaller book, with just over 200 pages, so it goes by quickly! A perfect book for a dreary snow day.

3. The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Everyone knows of the stories: Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Briar-Rose (aka Sleeping Beauty) – they are very well known and often the bed time stories for children. However, the Grimm fairy tales are just that – grim. While Disney may have turned these stories into movies for kids to look up to, the original stories are really not for kids. Each tale has a moral and a theme, just like any other fairy tale. However, the way the brothers get to the moral is often extremely disturbing. Thus, I’d like to recommend this book, as long as you don’t plan to read it to your kids without reading it first yourself! The collection is very fun to read, though. It’s interesting to see what the REAL stories are, and how they’ve been changed through the ages. My favorite of the collection is Rapunzel. It’s a complete turnaround from the story we know already and, for me, it’s the most interesting to read of the collection.

Well, I think that’ll be enough books to hold you over for the day! If you’re in the New Jersey or tri-state area like I am, I hope you’re all keeping warm and safe! Watch out for that flash freeze!

What are you waiting for? Read!!

Rachel

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