With this post I’m hoping to convey all the warm, cozy and fluffly atmosphere that I can. Here’s a list of books that make you want to curl up under a blanket on your couch, in front of a crackling fireplace or a window, listening to the rain with cup of hot cocoa. Are you there with me?
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Okay, maybe I lied, because Wuthering Heights is the furthest thing from “warm, cozy and fluffy”, but the aura of this book, its dark themes and landscape are the perfect way to let your mind transport you into a different time and into the psyche of very complex characters. Escapism at its best.
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
The Black Flamingo is a beautiful coming of age story written in verse about a mixed-race gay teen coming into his true self. This is such a quick, eye-opening and heartbreaking book but once you finish the book you are filled with a sense of warmth and appreciation for the things around you and what makes you unique.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I feel like the holidays give me generally more time to read, so I read more fantasy-heavy books or longer series. I think that The Lunar Chronicles are perfect because they are fairytale retellings filled with fantasy, romance and suspense as well as characters you can’t help rooting for. I wish I could read this series again.
Faking Under The Mistletoe by Ashley Shepherd
Anyone wants to make a bet on the amount of times I am going to mention Faking Under The Mistletoe during blogmas? (I promise I’ll stop.) You can find my full review here, but generally this is a great book that reads as a Christmas rom-com with laugh out loud moments and slightly more serious ones. My favourite Christmas romance book to date!
A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson
I don’t know if I want the darker, colder weather to match my mood but I think the first book in the A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder is the perfect blend of the levity found in YA books mixed with darker, complicated themes that fit the thriller/mystery genre. This book captured me and I couldn’t read fast enough to solve the case.