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Alternative Christmas reads: all the books we’d stockpile for a snow storm


When the weather turns and hibernation is on the cards, you need to make sure you’ve got a good stockpile… of books!

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Winter is coming. Don’t get caught out like Elliot from Kevin Brooks’ new book ‘Born Scared’. Be prepared. We’ll ride this one out with a carefully selected stack of reads. 

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‘Black Ice’ by Becca Fitzpatrick

Stuck in a blizzard in the forest with a strangely hot, but not hot because he’s strange, boy? Well yes. Don’t mind if we do.

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‘Fracture’ by Megan Miranda

Delaney died. She was pulled from the icy lake and was legit dead. But she survived? Except now she’s drawn to the dying. All set in a chilly, shivery setting. MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE!

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‘Stealing Snow’ by Danielle Paige

It’s pretty self-explanatory, right? Snow. And lots of it.

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‘Shiver’ by Maggie Stiefvater

Because wolves and winter are probs the best mix ever. Throw in the fact that it’s written by Queen Maggie and we’re all over it like a rash.

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‘Never Evers’ by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

Fun on the slopes? Mistaken identity? Hilarity? Cringe? It’s all here. And it’s the perfect light bite during the wintery weather.

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‘Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares’ by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

Ahh. So sweet. Christmas lover Lily leaves a book full of dares for someone, hopefully a special someone, to find and to complete. Dash doesn’t back down from a dare. Challenge accepted.

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‘Born Scared’ by Kevin Brooks

Elliot’s life is ruled by fear. Proper crippling fear of everything. So when a snowstorm sets in on Christmas Eve.. and his mum hasn’t come back with his much needed prescription.. he has to venture out.

What’s your fave alt Christmas book? Tell us in the comments below!

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