Bookshelf: Winter Wonderland

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The classic story of the liaisons between an unhappily married woman and a handsome count, set in snowy Russia. 

2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
A nine-year-old aspiring jazz singer searches for a legendary jazz club in Philadelphia on Christmas Eve. 

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Set in Iceland, a woman convicted of murder awaits her execution on a farm in the countryside.

The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
A magical children's story writer and her family take in an orphan they meet at the Victoria and Albert Museum during the Victorian era. 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
A pious orphan escapes her cruel aunt and boarding school to work as a governess in the home of the enigmatic Mr. Rochester.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Conan Doyle
A compilation of Sherlock mysteries, short and long, to be read by the fire on a stormy night.

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Using Aristotle's logic, the theology of Aquinas, and the insights of Robert Bacon, Brother William of Baskerville investigates a group of Franciscan monks in Italy.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
A woman begins investigating her father's mysterious past after discovering a letter in his library.

Persephone by Sally Pomme Clayton
This beautifully illustrated children's book tells the story of the seasons by way of the Greek gods and godesses.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Set in 1920s Alaska, a childless couple build a child out of snow who magically comes to life.

Bleak House by Charles Dickens
A long, rather heavy read about the English judicial system, this is most suited to winter. 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The tale we all know and love is best in its original state.