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YP readers. Compiled by Gareth Pang
YP readers. Compiled by Gareth Pang |

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Many good books have a particular feel to them, and some fit a particular season. Here are the Top 10 books suggested by our readers to keep you enthralled on long winter nights while snuggling under a warm quilt

1. Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? by William Poundstone

It is time to defrost your frozen brain with some thought-provoking reads! This is a book full of tricky quizzes and the ubiquitous interview questions asked by hyper-selective companies. Get as much fun as you can from the book and you will never get tired of it.

Winnie Lee Wing-yee

2. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

I would find any possible chance to recommend this book. Read it anytime you want, even in the midst of studying for your exams. This book will give you thousands of giggles and you'll be more motivated than ever after reading what it took for Sophia and Louisa to become such high-achieving students and musicians.

Ruby Leung

3. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

This series is definitely a must-read for those who like vampires and werewolves. It also introduces the half-angel warriors called Shadowhunters. The amazing plot of this series will leave readers craving for more.

Tacye Hong

4. Matilda by Roald Dahl

This is my first choice to read during my study break. Dahl is brilliant at writing meaningful and touching stories like this. The extraordinary story of Matilda will definitely warm your heart on a winter night.

Samantha Lau

5. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The book is full of cliff-hangers, suspense and action. Maybe it's not the best read after stuffing yourself with all that turkey and cake!

Erica Kwan

6. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Collins doesn't go over the top with descriptions and this adds a realistic touch to the plot. The trilogy is probably long enough to last you through your winter break.

Tayab Shahzada

7. The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling

Get yourself a nice cup of hot chocolate and let your mind wander around the fantastic world of Harry Potter as he fights evil forces. That's what I call a sweet and adventurous Christmas.

Mimi Lam

8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Tired of A Christmas Carol? It is time for a change. This book also begins on a Christmas Eve and will give you a glimpse of the darker side of the industrial revolution.

Tom Besfold

9. The Season of Passage by Christopher Pike

It's a chilling read about an ancient civilisation on Mars. The unique settings and the horrifying plot kept my mind occupied for days.

Michelle Fasching

10. White Fang by Jack London

It gets pretty scary at times, but this book takes you to the tundra of Canada from the comfort and warmth of your favourite armchair.

Dennis Goodboy