10 Books to Get You Through the Winter Blues

Welcome to January, Savvy Readers!

We hope your holidays were happy and your new year was bright! Now that all the fuss of the holidays is over, however, we’re about to enter that long stretch of “blah” between Christmas and springtime. And we know that winter can be tough – its long, its cold, its dark… So it’s no wonder that we have the term “winter blues.”


But, lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of books to help get you through those winter blues!


We Were on a Break by Lindsey Kelk

We Were on a Break is the perfect witty and charming feel good read you won’t want to put down. It’s a perfect read to cuddle up with and forget about winter for a minute.

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The Great Canadian Cottage Colouring Book by Paul Covello and Leor Boshi

Daydream away the winter blues and de-stress at the same time with The Great Canadian Cottage Coloring Book! Forget about the cold and imagine yourself basking in the glorious summer life of a cottage-dweller.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

New year, new you! Let Mark Manson help you learn to stop sweating the small things and change your perspective a little.

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CEO of Everything by Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Victoria Ryce

Don’t let the single life get you down. Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Victoria Ryce have written CEO of Everything as a remedy for all your #singlelife woes with tips on how to manage the finicial (and general life) problems you may be facing.

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Hot Detox by Julie Daniluk

Sometimes it’s your diet that gets you down. Try some of the tips and recipes from Hot Detox and you’ll be sure to feel better inside and out.

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Stressed, Unstressed: Classic Poems to Ease the Mind

Bibliotherapy: the use of books as therapy.

Stressed, Unstressed is bibliotherapy in its prime – a collection poetry (classic and contemporary) curated to help you deal with the stressful moments of life. Reading this book will soothe your winter blues.


A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

What better way to start a new year than to read books you always meant to read, but just never got around to?? Put A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning at the top of your reading list and then join us for a Twitter Chat on January 13th (aka the day the series premieres on Netflix)!

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give isn’t your typical “feel good” read, but its definitely a powerful one. If you’re feeling down and out about the state of the world, pick up this and we guarantee you’ll be overwhelmed with the passion to change things. The Hate U Give doesn’t go on sale until February 28th, but you can get a sneak peek when you read these sample chapters!

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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

If you’re not a fan of cottaging (too many bugs, too much nature, etc) try another form of escapism! Carve the Mark, the latest by Veronica Roth, is set in space. Yup, you read that right, space. Escape this world and immerse yourself in the Shotet nation.

Lick Dogs and Lick Cats by Carli Davidson

To finish of our list, enter: Lick Dogs and Lick Cats! These books are photo collections of dogs and cats caught mid-lick. Bound to lift your mood, no matter what!

Now it’s your turn, Savvy Readers! Share some of your favourite feel good books with us by leaving a comment below or sending us a tweet @SavvyReader!


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