SNOW DAY!! Operation Warm & Fuzzy is about to begin. First order of business: dress in the puffiest jacket possible, fall into a drift, and make snow angels. Eventually you will need to shovel, but don’t ruin all that sparkling¬†snowfall yet—go back inside and relish the restrictions of the day. We’ve picked a perfect pack of snow day listens with the right combination of compelling adventure, mystery, and depth that will¬†compliment your hibernation and wrap you in a day of stories.
Snow Day Audio Picks for Kids
Among the towering fir trees of the Pacific Northwest, a famously elusive creature is in serious trouble. This next action-packed installment in the Unicorn Rescue Society series is ideal for snuggling up with–just watch out for furballs!
When your home planet is under a blanket of snow, try blasting into space for some variety. Start with Lando’s story, and for more adventures in the Star Wars universe check out Star Wars: Pirate’s Price, featuring Han and Chewie’s story.
The Night Diary is a poignant, hopeful¬†tale¬†of India’s partition, and of one girl’s journey to find a new home in a divided country. This compelling¬†story¬†has been included in a sweeping number of Best of 2018 lists, and the audiobook brings¬†even more layers to life.
Snow Day Audio Picks for Teens
Darius doesn’t think he’ll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this award-winning and unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.
This stunningly original, must-listen fantasy follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world…or doom it.
And for¬†listeners who love prep school murder mysteries (we haven’t forgotten you!): Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but she’s reinvented herself entirely and is doing great…until a girl’s body is found in the lake and Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple.¬†A¬†taut, sophisticated YA audiobook that will keep readers guessing until the very end.
Snow Day Audio Picks for Adults
If you like nothing better than the creeping malaise of a literary mystery to go with your snow day habits, The Witch Elm is a must-listen. Named a¬†New York Times¬†Notable Book of 2018 and a New York Times audiobook bestseller, Paul Nugent’s narration combined with this twisty whodunnit will have you checking the snow for footprints.
This is the wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in Revolutionary Paris, befriended by royalty and radicals, who transforms herself into the legendary Madame Tussaud.¬†In the tradition of Gregory Maguire’s¬†Wicked¬†and Erin Morgenstern’s¬†The Night Circus, Edward Carey’s¬†Little¬†is a darkly endearing cavalcade–a story of art, class, determination, and how we hold on to what we love.
One Day In December¬†is a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick! As Reese herself says: ‚ÄúGet ready to be swept up in a whirlwind romance. Laurie falls in love at first sight with a stranger, and spends the next year looking for him. Fate brings them back together at Christmas, but not in the way anybody expects: turns out he‚Äôs dating her best friend. It absolutely charmed me, and I can‚Äôt wait to share it with y‚Äôall.‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒReese Witherspoon
This luminescent author-read memoir was named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, The New York Times, and Pop Sugar and was a PBS Newshour-New York Times Book Club pick. This is a listen that will carry you through your snow day and that you will remember long after it’s over. “Staccato prose and peripatetic storytelling combine the cadences of the Bible with an urgency reminiscent of James Baldwin in this powerfully emotional memoir.”—BookPage¬†