Recommended by Timberland - 7 Must Bedtime Stories Books To Read

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Even if you live in a generally warm climate and the cooler temperatures it brings to most places has a way of making us want to hunker down – or escape the humdrum of our daily commute on the train – with a good book.

The best reads transport you to wintry lands, inspire heady thoughts and contain a little bit of magic.  This list (and we’ve thrown in a few recent releases) will put you in the right frame of mind to cherish the cold weather and maybe actually venture out for a walk (before the dreaded 4pm sunset).

2AM AT THE CAT’S PAJAMAS BY MARIE-HELENE BERTINO

Christmastime, in fact – and this book follows a young girl, her teacher, and a jazz club owner through a performance-centered plot that unfolds over the span of 24 hours. Read this one not just for the blustery darkness of a night and the likeability of the characters, but also for the rekindling of a dream that just won’t die.

THE SNOW LEOPARD BY PETER MATTHIESSEN

Join Matthiessen on a five-week-long walk through the Himalayas. It’s a voyage through the extreme with a central focus on the act of seeking. In this case, it’s the ever-elusive snow leopard that is being sought. this is one of the best bedtime stories to read to relive the rigid trek and get lost in a quest that tests the ability to persevere as much as it asks us to question what kinds of snow leopards motivate or complicate our current lives. The best part is the feeling of being transported without leaving your house.

COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE BY HARUKI MURAKAMI

Japanese protagonist Tsukuru isn’t especially noticeable – a bit colorless, indeed. He isn’t bold and he doesn’t shine brightly. When his college friends all abandon him at once and in unison, he doesn’t find out why. He doesn’t even try to find out why, too possessed by his own mild manners and passivity. He embarks on a pilgrimage years after the rejection from his friends to uncover the truth of why they let him go abruptly. Read this one to get lost in the journey in Japan and the drama and to have a good think on relationships and reflections of ourselves.

BLANKETS BY CRAIG THOMPSON

This autobiographical graphic novel that tells a story of the snowy childhood of Thompson in Wisconsin. Laws of attraction, faith, accountability, and commitment are all pulled into question here as readers get to pair drawings with the narrative – one that carries blankets as a motif throughout. Read this for the portrayal of the numbingly cold North Woods as well as for the coming of age tale (best read curled up in a warm blanket).

When you’re ready to brave the cold and embrace the fresh air, head out for a winter picnic. Sound crazy? We show you what to bring and what to wear. 

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