Ah, snow days. *looks out the window at the 2+ inches of snow* Catching up on homework, reading, favorite TV shows, there’s a lot to do! If you’re like me, once you finish all the work, you sit down with a good book and enjoy it while you can. So, here are my top ten snow day books for when the roads are bad and I stay in my pajamas all day:

Into Thin Air by John Krauker

If you want to keep with the cold weather theme of your snow day, this one’s a good pick. It’s educational, full of action, and extremely sad, but don’t let that get in the way! It’s well-written and super fun to read.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Again with the cold theme. Winter always gives me a historical fiction feeling, and not many do historical like Ruta Sepetys. Her debut novel is her best one, but you should still check out her others (Out of the Easy, Salt to the Sea).

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

It would take a lot to get through the entire four book series in one day, but The Raven Boys is perfect for staying inside. It’s mysterious, creepy, funny, a little bit magical, and who doesn’t love Gansey?

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

This is kind of a slow read, but I think it’s a great story of love and magic and adventure to read in one sitting. It’s complex and fascinating and perfect for a day with no responsibilities.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

I love love love The Infernal Devices series (my favorite Cassandra Clare books–who doesn’t love a prequel?) so the first book is always fun to read. All the characters are super interesting, the plot is cool, and if you can’t leave the house because of the weather, why not travel to London with this book?

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

If you’re not one for the low-key snow day, then read this one. It’s a monster of a book, designed like a file, and you’ll end up screaming at it and throwing it across the room. Or, if you’ve already read this one and not Gemina, the second one, go scream at that one!

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Ah, crying. This one’s for if you want to feel lots and lots of pain.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

For all you nerdy introverts who haven’t read one of the best books about fans: do it. Romance, family issues, coming of age, it’s perfect for an off day.

Revived by Cat Patrick

I love these books, with identity and intricate science plots. Also, the love interests are amazing. Definitely an on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of read.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

If you’re not feeling the effort of reading a new book, pick up an old favorite! I can’t read these ones, specifically, because my older sister took them to college (if you’re reading this, hiiiiii), but I can watch the movies (JUST KIDDING, we pretend those don’t exist).

I know that it’s hard to get books on a snow day, but Kindle has great deals for when you can’t get out of the house, or check your library! Mine has a downloadable ebook/audiobook site for borrowing, or see if you have Hoopla, where you can get books, music, movies, etc. Happy snow days!

xx, J

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