Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is cosy reads. I decided to just go with six books today because I couldn’t really decide how I wanted to define a ‘cosy read’ and these were the ones that stuck out to me.
Pages & Co series by Anna James
When I thought of the word cosy, this was the first series that came to my mind for me. This is middle grade and follows Tilly and her family who are bookwanderers—meaning that can travel into the pages of their favourite books, speak to the characters and all other sorts of fun stuff. This series is an absolute delight to read, if you were a reader as a child or even if you came to reading later, this is just the perfect book for book lovers.
A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
What’s cosier than murder? Usually, when talking about mysteries, I’d recommend a Christie, but I’ve read the first three books of Ngaio Marsh’s Roderick Alleyn series and enjoyed them so much that I have to recommend this one. If you like Christie or any other Golden Age of Crime writers, or the movie Clue, then you’ll probably really enjoy this one.
Frostheart by Jamie Littler
When I mentioned this one in my post last week, a lot of my comments said they’d never heard of this, but it grabbed their attention. This book is so fantastic and deserves to be read by everyone, so I knew I’d have to mention it again this week. This one is a middle-grade as well, but takes place in an arctic world—there’s adventure, magic and some found family and it’s just adorable.
Lovelight Farms by B.K Borison
I mentioned this one last week as well, but I just loved it so much that I couldn’t not mention it this week. This one is set on a Christmas tree farm, and it’s a sweet contemporary romance. If you’re a fan of friends-to-lovers stories, Christmas and just overall cuteness, then I highly recommend this.
The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton
Sticking with the romance theme, this is a ridiculously fun fantasy historical romance with women doing crimes and kicking ass and a dash of dramatic Bronte vibes. If you’re looking for a read that’s fun and light and that’ll make you laugh, then this is absolutely worth the read.
The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
And finally, something a little different. This book is all about coziness, or rather hygge (which is a Danish idea) with tips on how to have the best hygge nights and homes and etc. A friend sent this to me as a gift a few years back and it bought me so much joy and continues to even now. Though it’s warm down here in Melbourne at this time of year, this is a fantastic seasonal read for those of you in colder climates.
And that’s it for today. Have you read any of these? What are your favourite cosy reads?