This month we’ve asked out librarians to share their favorite pieces of media that have chilly settings. Check out their responses below!
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – a retelling of the Snegurochka tale set in 1920s Alaska
The Shining by Stephen King – snowbound horror!
The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson – post-apocalyptic novel set in the Yukon
City of Thieves by David Benioff – dark humor set during the siege of Leningrad
Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic by Jennifer Niven – a young woman accompanies a group of explorers to do their cooking and whatnot, and ends up being the only survivor
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond – novel about a naturalist who studies penguins in Antarctica and there’s also a shipwreck!
No One Thinks of Greenland by John Greisemer – set in a military hospital in Greenland after the Korean War
Above All Things by Tanis Rideout – a fictionalized story about George Mallory’s attempt to climb Everest in 1924
The Shining by Stephen King
The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride by Daniel James Brown
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
Horizon Zero Dawn was an amazing game, and the The Frozen Wilds expansion was just icing on the cake. The gorgeous wintry environments took my breath away and the narrative added in the expansion helped to clarify some plot points from the main portion of the game and open the door to potential sequels!
Let us know your favorite polar picks in the comments below!