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Best Books to Read in Winter 2023

We’re big fans of reading books that coordinate with the season. It’s getting chilly out, which means we’re ready for snowy books that take place in the winter.

Three tilted dark wintery book covers

What Kind of Books are On This List?

We curated a list of the best winter book recommendations for 2023, including everything from the best winter books for a book club to lighter novels perfect for a relaxing reading session by the fireplace.

While you’ll find some winter mystery and thriller books on this list, we also have a full list of Winter Thrillers if that’s what you have in mind!

Now, grab your hot cocoa, and a warm, soft blanket, and get cozy with these winter novels!

Best Winter Books

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Did we include your favorite on our list of the best winter reads? Let us know if you have a recommendation we missed in the comments below!



Angela & Melissa

The Book Girls are best friends who jointly read over 200 books per year. We started Book Girls' Guide in 2019 to help others de-stress and find joy through the power of a great book. We do in-depth research on thousands of novels and non-fiction titles each year to provide curated book lists covering a variety of genres.

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