July 10, 2012

Cold books to cope with hot summer days


Here in New York, the summer heat has been oppressive lately, and people are looking for an escape — fleeing the city for breezy beaches, staying secluded in ice-cold air-conditioned buildings, even just sticking their heads into the freezer for a few glorious seconds (at least I hope that’s not just me).

If you’re looking for a good book and hoping to escape the heat for a while, the last thing you want to pick up is something about the desert, or the jungle, or a hot and crowded city. In the spirit of escapism, here’s a slideshow of several books whose depictions of snow, ice, and frigid weather could help you cool off as you dream of cooler times:

Nick Davies is a publicist at Melville House.