Five Reads Perfect For A Snow Day!

February 9th, 2016 Kimberly Feature 71 Comments

9th Feb


Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow. Dress in your favorite snuggly outfit, (don’t forget those warm socks) and make some coffee, hot cocoa or tea and spend the afternoon curled up with ones of these books…perfect for a snow day.

Five Reads Perfect For A Snow Day!
by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Series: The Illuminae Files #1
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This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit. But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again. Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

FED-THE-NERD scifi 2015 FAV BOOKLOVE Young Adult

Get your geek on in this suspenseful space tale. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This unique tale is addictive and you’ll soon lose track of time. See my full review: Illuminae 

Five Reads Perfect For A Snow Day!
by Alice Clayton
Series: Hudson Valley #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
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After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream, private chef to Hollywood’s elite Roxie Callahan gets a call from her flighty mother, saying she’s needed home in upstate New York to run the family diner. Once she's back in the Hudson Valley, local organic farmer Leo delivers Roxie a lovely bunch of walnuts, and soon sparks—and clothing—begin to fly. Leo believes that everything worth doing is worth doing slowly…and how! But will Roxie stay upstate, or will the lure of West Coast redemption tempt her back to Tinseltown?

nomnom hot smartfunny SWOON

Looking for some giggles, a feel good swoon..then head to the Hudson Valley with Alice Clayton and her humorous, sexy romance – Nuts. Be sure to put together a tray for snacking, as this foodie book will make you hungry. See my full review: Nuts

Five Reads Perfect For A Snow Day!
The Rogue Not Taken
by Sarah MacLean
Series: Scandal and Scoundrel #1
Genres: Historical Romance
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LADY SOPHIE'S SOCIETY SPLASHThe youngest of the infamous Talbot sisters scandalized society at the Liverpool Summer Soiree, striking her sister’s notoriously philandering husband and landing him backside-first in a goldfish pond. And we thought Sophie was the quiet one… When she finds herself the target of very public aristocratic scorn, Sophie Talbot does what she must to escape the city and its judgment—she flees on the back of a carriage, vowing never to return to London…or to society. But the carriage isn’t saving her from ruin. It’s filled with it. ROYAL ROGUE'S REIGN OF RAVISHMENT! The Marquess of Eversley was espied descending a rose trellis—escaping an irate Earl and his once-future countess. No lady is safe from Eversley’s Engagement Ending Escapades! Kingscote, the Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn’t charm, a quality that results in a reputation far worse than the truth, a furious summons home, and a long, boring trip to the Scottish border. When King discovers stowaway Sophie, however, the trip becomes anything but boring. WAR? OR MORE? He thinks she’s trying to trick him into marriage. She wouldn’t have him if he were the last man on earth. But carriages bring close quarters, dark secrets, and unbearable temptation, and suddenly opposites are altogether too attractive…

2015 FAV historical ROMANCE smartfunny well written

MacLean always delivers a delicious romp, and The Rogue Not Taken her first book in the Scandals & Scoundrels series was a winner. You can read my thoughts here: The Rogue Not Taken

Looking for giggles, and a little romance then Sustained is sure to please. Check out why I loved it: Sustained

Five Reads Perfect For A Snow Day!
Red Rising
by Pierce Brown
Series: Red Rising #1
Genres: Fantasy
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Darrow is a miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he digs all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of the planet livable for future generations. Darrow has never seen the sky. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better future for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow and Reds like him are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow joins a resistance group in order to infiltrate the ruling class and destroy society from within. He will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies... even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

2014 FAV ADDICTIVE fantasy FED-THE-NERD scifi

Travel off planet and meet one of my favorite characters Darrow. Brown delivers from world-building to a plot that will allow you to slip away for hours. This is a book/trilogy I recommend to everyone. You can read my review here: Red Rising

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71 Responses to “Five Reads Perfect For A Snow Day!”

  1. MarthaE

    I have Red Rising in my Audible TBR library so I will have to get to that soon.
    Illuminae sounds interesting too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  2. Lover Of Romance

    what a list of great reads!! I do love love Sarah MacLean but haven’t been able to read her latest release. But I am also wanting to read Sustained soon. Will have to go one click these.

  3. Kathy

    I LOVED Illuminae, and that publisher and graphics department really should receive some sort of award for the physical beauty of that book and cover.

  4. Cyn

    Awesome list, Kim! I’ve read the top 3 and loved them all (: I haven’t started the new Emma Chase series or Pierce Brown yet, but I’ve been seeing lots of greats things about them! We’re expecting snow the next few days, so will definitely need some perfect snow day reads!

  5. Braine Talk Supe

    After watching The Martian, I am willing to try books like Red Rising.

    I’ve been on a UF kick now, I’m trying to convince myself to go YA next. Rebelling against Valentine’s!! Hahaha

  6. Krystianna

    Illuminae is one of my all time favorites! I definitely also want to check out Red Rising.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. Angela Adams

    “After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream,” — Now, this line definitely grabbed my interest (smile!). Thanks for the post.

  8. AngelErin

    Great list! I really liked Illuminae and Red Rising. I live in Texas though, so we don’t really have snow. Haha! 😀

  9. Lorna

    I loved Sustained as well and I really need to read Nuts. Good choices! It’s spitting snow here today 🙂

  10. Heidi

    Some great picks up there. I have read them all but Nuts and Red Rising and I Have copies of both and plan to read them very soon. Believe it or not, we are enjoying a string of record setting sunshine days here in Oregon after three months of endless rain the sixty degrees feels great.

  11. Quinn's Book Nook

    I wish I could stay home on snowy days and read and read and read. unfortunately, I always have to go to work, regardless of the weather. I am planning on reading Illuminae very soon. I have the audio and the physical copy, so it’s happening VERY SOON!

  12. Lark

    Somehow I’ve got to squeeze the Red Rising trilogy into my reading time… And I loved The Rogue Not Taken! Nice choices; you’ve got something for almost everyone.

  13. kindlemom1

    The first one is definitely high on my must read this year list Kim and I love Clayton’s books so that one is a no brainer as well. 😉

  14. Katherine

    Perfect timing! The snow is coming down super heavy today and they’ve closed all the schools. These are great looking books! Nuts is on my list and it looks like so much fun and I’m dying to read more Sarah MacLean.

  15. Debbie Haupt

    Ok, pjs are on, warm cozy socks too and of course my favorite pair of house slippers and thanks for the great suggestions!

  16. Sara

    Nuts is such a fun book (and now I want to only eat locally grown, organic food lol).

  17. Greg

    Yes to Illuminae, and I’ve seen so much good buzz for the Brown book as well. Definitely an intriguing premise. These are all good looking wintery reads. 🙂

  18. Trish

    I really enjoyed Nuts and yep it did encourage some illicit snacking! And I haven’t bought Illuminae yet but plan to soon, I’ve heard so much about the unique formatting and I can’t wait to experience it. Sustained is on the wishlist too.
    Great recommendations Kim, I’m sorted for books now all I need is the snow!