In case you didn’t know, I live in South Florida. That means that our seasons is hot, blazing hot, and three days of cold. Mind you, anything below 70 is cold for us. As much as I’m convinced I’ll never be able to live in colder climates longer than a week, I do like reading about them. Perhaps because I have no idea what it would be like to live in such a place. So here’s a list of stories with some snowy weather.
We Are Okay by Nina Lacour
This is the first book I think of when I think snow, because Marin snowed in when she stays on campus instead of heading back home for Christmas break. If you want to get deep, the snow is a metaphor to how she’s feeling and coping with what happened back home the summer before. It’s one of the reasons why I loved this novel.
Blankets by Craig Thompson
In We Are Okay you read about snow, in Blankets you see the snow in this coming of age graphic novel. Part of what I really enjoyed in this novel are the beautiful snowy landscapes throughout. It makes you want to pick up a blanket of your own, cuddle up, and finish the book.
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
I know most of the story takes place in sunny California, but the best part of the story is the ending. When the characters find themselves in snowy wintery Christmasy time in Nebraska. I especially like how this the first time Georgie has to deal with snow, that and we get a Fangirl cameo in the later chapters.
Avatar: The Last Airbender – North and South
This is the only volume of the ATLA comics to take place entirely in the South pole, and it’s as beautiful as it was in the show. Everything is snow, the buildings, the igloos, the ground, the weather, EVERYTHING! If you want more of this winter wonderland I recommend the beginning and ending episodes of Book 1: Water from ATLA, the first episode of Legend of Korra, and most of Book 2: Spirits (but I also recommend you don’t watch it).
In Your Eyes (2014)
This movie has some very beautiful snowy scenes. So snowy and so cold I usually watch them with a fuzzy blanket. Ok, I’m exaggerating but they are so good especially since they make a stark contrast compared to the sunny dessert scenes in New Mexico. Once again, if you want to get deep into it, these contrasting scenes show how different these star crossed lovers really are.
By the way if you’re reading this on Christmas day, Merry Christmas!