Top 10 Winter Reads

I am delighted to bring you a literary Top 10 with this guest post from Sarah who is the woman behind the excellent Reader, I Read It blog, pay her a visit to find book news, reviews and much more including many more Top 10 rankings.  You can also follow her Tweets @ReaderIReadIt

Now the nights are drawing in it gives us a great excuse to sit in and enjoy a good book. So what are those perfect tales to read on dark and dreary evenings? ReaderIReadIt presents the Top 10 Winter Reads.

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

One of the most chilling ghost stories with all the perfect elements, a house on the marshes, a causeway, a child lost and a woman with a broken heart.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

An author with a secret concerning twin girls who cause havoc for those around them. Setterfield writes in a unique way that keeps you turning pages.


The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” the perfect first line. A childhood classic that can never grow old and is great to re-live on rainy weekends.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

A convict and a jilted woman turn mentor for two children. Let the chaos commence.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

A classic with plenty of secrets captured on the Yorkshire Moors.


The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Hardy paints a picture so clear you feel you are snuggled in this Woodland Community.

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The original thrill seeking adventure with the ultimate vampire.


Great Tales from English History by Robert Lacey

Told in a humorous, light style, perfect for getting to know your history again.


The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy

Irene the great beauty who creates drama in one of the most brilliant family Sagas.


Emma by Jane Austen

To warm the heart, a tale of matchmaking and to warm the soul, Austen’s gift of storytelling.

Many thanks to Sarah for an interesting line up – Please let us know which books you like to curl up with on a gloomy winters day.

If you would like to purchase any of these titles please click on the “Amazon’ link at the top of the post.

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