Good morning, good afternoon, good evening friends! How are you? I hope you are having a wonderful day. It’s time for me to bring my favorite GIF back on the blog today…
I hope you all had a wonderful day and great celebrations, tons of delicious food to eat and tons of new books as gifts that you can now cherish and add to your endless TBR pile, because, really, who EVER has enough books? Not me, if you’re asking. And if you are not celebrating Christmas, I’m not forgetting you, and a wonderful Sunday to everyone!
This season, and this day got me thinking about books. When am I not thinking about books, you ask? I don’t know. But that’s not the point here. The point is that, while here in the Northern Hemisphere I am freezing my everything off in my big coat, scarf that’s as big as a King- Size bed cover, tons of books are looking at me with their fluffy covers, making me crave for summer. It is just me, or are really summer-fluffy-contemporaries a whole thing, while in winter, we’re left here with no books about characters cuddling because they are cold, snow storms and big drama under the Christmas tree ?
I have read my share of contemporary books, and for some reason, I’m drawing a blank when it comes to mention books set in winter, and most especially books set around Christmas time. I can think of a couple, but if I can quote two or three books with snow and the cold winter feeling fully part of the story’s atmosphere, I could quote maybe 10 or even a THOUSAND set in the summer. Hot days spent out on the porch, road trips, summer jobs and re-thinking your life before the new school year comes around. Then I came to wonder… Why exactly is that ?
In a way, I get it. Summer is made for big adventures, especially in young adult books. This is the time where high schoolers are off school, giving more room for interesting plot twists, unpredictable days not spent stuck behind a classroom desk. This is the time for change, because when a new school year comes, who knows what might happen ? Especially if you’re about to set off to a whole new city, to college or I don’t even know what else could happen. Summer seems full of possibilities, plus, who doesn’t love this warm and sunny feeling radiating off these book covers ?! I know I do.
But isn’t Christmas, and the Winter season – especially before the new year comes- just as well ? Full of possibilities, I mean. Of new resolutions to be made, of a whole year to have passed by yet once again. Of snow for the coldest countries, snow storms and big warm jackets, warming yourself up in cosy little coffees while confessing your love, giving your position away because of your footprints in the snow while you’re chasing this not-so-secret crush of yours – or this crazy ennemy that’s about to ruin the world. The rain falling on a hot summer day turning into the snow falling on a very cold day. The Christmas feeling of family, presents, being reunited. Still place for drama, for change, for craziness. Just in big coats instead of summer dresses.
I’m guessing this is a call for help : do you have any suggestions of books set at Christmas, or around this time of the year?
Do you also feel like there are so many “summer” books, and not so many “winter” ones ? (If that even makes sense) I’d love to know your thoughts! 😊
Do you too find yourself devouring books under warm blankets and wishing to never get out again when it’s winter, where you live ? 💬
Completely unrelated, but: I’ll be a bit MIA on the blog (meaning I scheduled things, but I’m not here to answer / visit your blogs too much) until, well…next year. No no no, not 2018 don’t worry, I’ll be back just around this time next week, which will still be next year. CRAZY. I’m rambling, anyways, take care and I love you all! 😘😘💕💕