Snow Day Book Recommendations
Stuck inside because of the east coast blizzard? Or maybe it’s just snowy and you don’t feel like going outside because you’re more of a summer person like me. If that’s the case then there’s no better time to pick up a great book, snuggle under all the blankets and drink a hot tea or coffee. At least that’s what I will be doing. Last month I read two incredible YA novels that I am here to highly recommend to you today. The first is of course Turtles All the Way Down by the ever talented John Green. The second is Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill. I enjoyed both of these books so much that you can find dedicated 5 Reasons to Read videos on my YouTube channel for each.
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Published October 10th 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers.
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship. (Goodreads)
5 Reasons to read Turtles All the Way Down
- It’s John Green’s newest book & you know you’re curious!
- The use of modern believable technology and normal teenage conversations.
- Realistic characters & friendships 🙂
- All of the amazing quotes.
- Most importantly to this particular story is the #ownvoices mental illness rep (anxiety, thought spirals, OCD)
Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill
Published June 6th 2017 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers.
When ten-year-old Daniel Tate went missing from one of California’s most elite communities, he left no trace. He simply vanished.
Six years later, when he resurfaces on a snowy street in Vancouver, he’s no longer the same boy. His sandy hair is darker, the freckles are gone, and he’s initially too traumatized to speak, but he’s alive. His overjoyed family brings him home to a world of luxury and comfort he can barely remember. In time, they assure him, he’ll recover his memories; all that matters now is they’re together again.
It’s perfect. A miracle. Except for one thing.
He isn’t Daniel Tate.
He’s a petty con artist who accidentally stumbled into the scam of a lifetime, and he soon learns he’s not the only one in the Tate household with something to hide. The family has as many secrets as they have millions in the bank, and one of them might be ready to kill to keep the worst one buried. (Goodreads)
5 Reasons to read Here Lies Daniel Tate
- The twists!
- The writing.
- All of the mystery.
- The Tate family.
- The main character “Daniel”.
So those are two of my most recent reads that I recommend you picking up during these cold winter days. Again they are perfect for snow days! Let me know if you have read either of these and what you thought. Also if you have any good snow day recommendations make sure to let me know them as well. Until next time, stay cozy!