I have been struggling with the winter weather lately. About 50 centimeters of snow arrived in my city last week… but that hasn’t resulted in warmer days (it is still averaging between -20 and -30C most days). I think I went three days last week without leaving the house! Overall, this time of year is the most difficult for my mental health.
I know a lot of you are feeling the same winter doldrums.
I was thinking about this over the weekend and thought it might be a good idea to use books to support getting through the winter. As a small of band-aid solution, here is a list of books that take place in warmer locals.
These six reads that will transport you to warm breezes and sun dappled landscapes.
Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucía by Chris Stewart
🇪🇸 El Valero, Spain
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn
🇯🇲 Montego Bay, Jamaica
Outline by Rachel Cusk
🇬🇷 Athens, Greece
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
🇳🇬 Enugu, Nigeria
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
🇨🇺 Havana, Cuba
Room With a View by E. M. Forster
🇮🇹 Florence, Italy