Winter Wonder reads

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library

A good book, a cozy blanket, and a warm cup of coffee or cocoa are the perfect ingredients for a cold winter day or night. Escape from the holiday madness and curl up with one of these winter-themed titles currently available at the Cape Girardeau Public Library.

Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory McGuire From the author of Wicked comes another reimagined story – the nutcracker. This story follows Drosselmeier, the gentle toymaker who cares for the nutcracker. It’s a novel full of enough fairy tales and German Romanticism to capture us all.

One Day in December by Josie Silver is a contemporary romance of love at first sight gone wrong. Laurie doesn’t believe in love at first sight until she sights a stranger through a bus window and they connect. Unfortunately, the bus pulls away before anything can blossom. A year later, Mr. Perfect shows up to her apartment…on the arm of her best friend.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden is a story set at the edge of the Russian wilderness and brings Russian folktales and spirits to a whole new level. This Cinderella-like story follows Vasilisa as she tries to protect her family from the evil spirits that her harsh stepmother refuses to believe in.

 The Tourist Attraction (Moose Springs, Alaska bk 1) by Sarah Morgenthaler is another cute contemporary romance to cozy up with this winter. When Graham named his diner “The Tourist Trap” he didn’t think he would be spending the rest of his days making reindeer-themed hotdogs. He feels like the trap is actually for him until bright and sunny Zoey walks into his life.