Every Friday, I post a “Top Five” list on the Lady Scribes blog, but here and on my Facebook page is where I collect votes, so weigh in!
This week, in honor of the horrific winter weather so many of us have been “enjoying,” I thought we could look at favorite weather scenes in the books we love. Could be a snowstorm, thunderstorm, hurricane, blizzard, tornado, heat wave, you name it.
Here are some that come to mind for me:
–There’s a tremendous snowstorm in one of the Dresden novels, and Harry’s Blue Beetle gives out (surprise). But his brother Thomas comes to his rescue, tooling along through the snow in his big black Humvee. Harry makes merciless fun of it, but rides in it anyway. I can’t remember for sure, but it seems like the Humvee comes to a bad end.
–In Laura Kaye’s terrific North of Need, the first book in her Hearts of the Anemoi series, the heroine Megan is a widow suffering through another winter alone. But this time, snowed in at her mountain cabin with a mysterious man named Owen, she finally learns to open her heart again. The whole book is nature-driven and there are lots of memorable scenes. There’s one in an igloo. I’m just sayin’….
–Okay, NOT romantic, but in Stephen King’s The Shining, there is a great winter storm that traps the crazy writer Jack in the house with his wife and son. Redrum redrum.
–There’s a lot of fog in Lovely, Dark, and Deep, but from my books, the hurricane in Storm Force is most memorable to me as a writer. It was a really tense series of scenes that took place along the coast from Galveston to South Louisiana, ending in a cabin on a bayou in the Atchafalaya basin.
So there’s a few to get you started. What about you? Tell me a memorable scene from a favorite book that had to do with weather—either one of these, or one from another series or book—and I’ll pick one commenter for a $5 Amazon gift card (or equivalent from Book Depo if international).