These are some of my favorite books I’ve read in the cold weather of Pennsylvania’s winters. While not specifically winter or cozy themed, they’re a few I’ve enjoyed reading while curled up under blankets on the couch with a hot cup of tea or hot chocolate.
Planet Funny by Ken Jennings
My current Nonfiction Book Club book for January – I’ve been enjoying it immensely, especially since I’ve also been binge-watching old Saturday Night Live for the past few weeks to survive the busyness of the holidays while working at the bookstore.
The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
This remains one of my favorite fiction books of the last few years and one of the few contemporary ones I’ve read. A customer I recommended it to described reading it as being wrapped in a warm Scottish tartan blanket, and I couldn’t agree more!
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
As I spent most of my reading time in November and December finishing up the trilogy, I figured the first book is the best one to include on the list. Set in a fantasy world based on medieval/Renaissance Italy, it is the story of assassin Mia and her epic quest for revenge against the men who murdered her family.
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
The novella that follows the Court of Thorns and Roses novel has received mixed reviews across the board, but I greatly enjoyed it and read it over the holidays last year. It was a great, shorter book for the week long break punctuated by family gatherings.
Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce
A favorite WWII novel that is written in a more contemporary and upbeat voice, it’s one of the few WWII books that captures the spirit of the time, but has a very upbeat and positive narration.