The weather outside is frightful / but these snowy books are so delightful / and since we’ve no place to go / let is snow, let it snow, let it snow!
A hot cup of tea + a stack full of unread books + snow falling outside + a whole day off = the most perfect day in the world. ☕️+📚+❄️=😍
This winter, snuggle up with these twenty-five snowy, icy, frosty young adult books! All of these books feature a frozen, snowy, icy or winter locale and are the perfect snow day books for when your real world is a little bit frozen.
25 Winter-Themed Young Adult Books
Have one of these books in hand already? Great! Now, come read with me by this fire!
Complete List of Books
(Each link will take you to the books’ Goodreads page!)
- Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne
- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
- Far from You by Lisa Schroeder
- Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
- After the Snow by S.D. Crockett
- Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
- Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (Sequel to Shatter Me)
- Winter by Marissa Meyer
- Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara
- The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan
- Towering by Alex Flinn
- Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston
- Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
- The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
- The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
- Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman
- The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
- The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
- The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos
- Hunted by Meagan Spooner
- Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
- Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
- The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
- Frostblood by Elly Blake
- Need by Carrie Jones
Thoughts on the list
This list is far and away from being complete. There are so many books I could have included, it was truly difficult to narrow it down to twenty-five. I wanted to focus on books that have cold, wintry, snowy settings that aren’t holiday related. That’s why these two obvious books, Let It Snow! by John Green and company and Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn are left out. I also excluded Harry Potter because that’s kind of just a given. Harry Potter is a given for any and all lists.
What other books would you add to this list? Tell us in the comments below!