It’s already mid November!! Where does the time go? As the weather is getting worse and the dark chilly nights are definitely here I wanted to share some nice cosy reads to snuggle up under a nice blanket with a cuppa and shut away the bad weather, to read read read!
1. The Snow Girl by Eowyn Ivey
This book is so magical and wintery. It is based in Alaska in the middle of no where, Jack and Mabel are childless, lonely and their relationship seems to be crumbling. One night they decide to make their own little snow child, the next morning it has vanished but Mabel notices a young blonde girl out in the trees, their very own snow child…for real. This story is sad but magical, the snowy settings of the Alaskan landscape give you a chill, this is one of my favourite cosy winter reads.
2. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
It’s a long old book, but with a fantastic story. If you haven’t read this before I highly recommend it, get stuck into a Charles Dickens this winter! Orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day, under sudden circumstances, he finds himself in possession of money from a generous mysterious benefactor. In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful and fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride.
3. The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer
This is quite a short novel, but it is very sweet and warm. London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. She receives a letter from a man in Guernsey asking to send him a book, they end up becoming friends and she finds out about his life, the book club, what happened in Guernsey during the war. Told only through letters this novel is captivating.
4. Foe by Iain Reed
This book really god under my skin, it is a brilliant psychological thriller, if you are a fan of the TV series Black Mirror then you will LOVE this book. Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm…very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta won’t have a chance to miss him, because she won’t be left alone–not even for a moment.
5. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Tales of dwarfs and frost giants, of treasure and magic, and of Asgard, home to the gods: Odin the all-father, highest and oldest of the Aesir; his mighty son Thor, whose hammer Mjollnir makes the mountain giants tremble; Loki, wily and handsome, reliably unreliable in his lusts; and Freya, more beautiful than the sun or the moon, who spurns those who seek to control her. This amazing myths are re-told by the great Neil Gaiman.
What are your favourite cosy reads? I would love to know, so lets chat! Katie x