Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good book and a warm cup of cocoa. Most importantly, it’s ideal reading weather. With that in mind, here’s a list of cozy holiday reads to enjoy this holiday season. Grab your favorite blanket, curl up, and READ!
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
This wintery novel set in Alaska explores the heartbreak and magic of being a family. Characters Jack and Mabel long for something (or someone) to restore their relationship. They might just find it in their Snow Child.
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
This beloved Christmas Classic follows the adventures of Peter, Edmund, Susan, and Lucy as they discover the magical place of Narnia. During their time in Narnia the children overcome their fears and failures and, with the help of Aslan the lion, become heroes.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
This timeless classic is a perfect book to read by a crackling fire. Join Bilbo Baggins, a content hobbit, who is whisked away from his comfortable life in The Shire by the great wizard Gandalf for an exciting adventure.
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Winter Garden is a harrowing tale that speaks on the complexity of family, mainly the bond between mother and daughter. Two sisters, Meredith and Nina, learn the truth about their mother from the telling of a fairytale from their childhood. Family is a central aspect of the holiday season, and this story can teach us to be a little more understanding when it comes to hard to love family members.
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones’s Diary follows the hilarious daily life of 30 year old Bridget Jones, who believes she has found the keys to her success. This is a perfect light and humorous read for the holidays.
Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell
This holiday season follow Margo Crain, a courageous heroin, on her journey down Stark River in search of her mother after the death of her father, in which she took part.
Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire
Inspired by the holiday legend, The Nutcracker, Hiddensee is not only the imaginative retelling of a classic Christmas story, but it is also a poignet piece on life, death, and the after-life.
The Hygge Holiday by Rosie Blake
In the mood for a comfy, cozy, and wholesome book this winter? If so, The Hygge Holiday is the perfect holiday read for you. When Clara Kristensen arrives in the small, sleepy town of Yulethorpe, the skies are grey and the last little shop left downtown has closed its doors. Can she help turn around the town and simultaneously teach big-city, fast-paced Joe to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life?
Winter at the Door by Sarah Graves
Winter at the Door is an exciting thriller with new mysteries for newly transplanted homicide cop Lizzie Snow at every corner. After a string of accidents and suicides that kill several cops, Lizzie is left to uncover the dark secrets of Bearkill, Maine. Maybe not your typical holiday read, but a thrilling one for sure.
The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman
The Deal of a Lifetime tells the story of an estranged father and son who have the opportunity to change the life of a sick little girl. This story shows us how short life is and emphasises the importance of giving to others.
Which book are you planning on reading? I can feel the cozy nights ahead with my holiday read in hand. Or, snuggle in with your favorite Audio book from Audible, and get two free books on us through December 30th. Oh yeah, you heard me, free. Or download it on your Kindle. Maybe you can pair it up with our Cozy Night In box, with a mug of hot tea in hand. That sounds perfect to me.
Written by our lovely contributor, Emily Pridgen.
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