Our last couple of blogs have been about cuddling up on the couch to watch a movie when the weather outside takes a turn for the worst. Hey, can you blame us after the crazy winter we’ve had? The first post highlighted a few recent movies that we think would be ideal to enjoy during a snow day and the second post was all about classic movies that are worthy of a watch during cold weather.

But what happens when you’re not in the mood for a movie? You still have your propane fireplace to cozy up next to, so why not grab a good book? Whether you’re an avid reader or you can hardly find the time to finish a book, it’s a great activity for a day where it’s too cold to do much else. The great news is that we have a few book suggestions for our readers in today’s blog. And you thought all we handled was propane services!

When It’s Cold Outside, Nothing Warms Like a Good Book

The Stand by Stephen King

There are plenty of books about the apocalypse, but none of them are quite as captivating as Stephen King’s The Stand. Wikipedia sums up its plot by nothing that it “outlines the total breakdown of society after the accidental release of a strain of influenza that had been modified for biological warfare causes an apocalyptic pandemic which kills off the majority of the world’s human population.”

Frequently considered to be one of King’s best works, The Stand is sure to captivate your attention from beginning to end as you follow a large cast of heroes and villains. It is frequently thrilling and always unique and you’re sure to enjoy this book on a snow day.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird is the standard by which all other books are judged. Many of us read this novel in high school, but if it’s been awhile since you’ve read it, it is absolutely worth revisiting. We’ll turn once again to our friends at Wikipedia for a summary which notes that “the narrator’s father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers.”

Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor

Perhaps known best for her short shorty entitled “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” this collection of Flannery O’Connor’s short stories is hard not to love. Each story is fully unique and paints a unique and sometimes frightening picture. Known for being somewhat eccentric and highly opinionated, O’Connor is at her finest in Everything That Rises Must Converge and you’re sure to enjoy these stories from the author who once described herself as “a pigeon-toed child with a receding chin and a you-leave-me-alone-or-I’ll-bite-you complex.”

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Originally published in 1967, The Outsiders tells the story of the Greasers and the Socs who frequently butt heads with one another. Everything converges one night when Johnny kills a Soc in self defense and he and the story’s narrator, Ponyboy, hit the road. The story was written by Hinton when she was only 15 years and and would go on to be adapted into a film starring Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

If you’re in the mood for a wonderful story about growing up, look no further than The Outsiders. Whether you’ve read it before and are enjoying it again or this is your first time, you’re sure to love this classic novel.

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Fill out our form online to become a customer today and start enjoying the many benefits of having propane in your home–especially when it’s cold out. We look forward to hearing from you!