Top Ten Tuesday

TTT – Cozy Reads

Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.

Here in New York, the weather is getting colder, and today’s prompt about books that give off a cozy vibe is perfect! When it’s cold, rainy, or even snowy, there’s just something about curling up with my dogs, a fuzzy throw blanket, a hot cup of tea or coffee, and a book that makes me feel even cozier. Here’s my top ten cozy reads, and why:

  1. Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah — well, this is a cozy mystery, but it’s also a series that I really love. I’ve read the first few books more than once, so it’s like putting on a comfy pair of sweats that fit perfectly.
  2. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch — this book is the start of a fun, snarky series where the good guys fight the bad guys, and of course they win, using the coolest magic possible.
  3. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert — the romance in this one is perfect, and just makes me feel so happy while reading. How could this one not be on my list?
  4. Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett — this one takes place in the winter, which automatically makes me feel like bundling up with a cup of tea, and I loved the story and the characters.
  5. In the Shadow Garden by Liz Parker — not only did I love the story, but the small town setting and family-oriented characters were so cozy-feeling to me.
  6. When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb — the overwhelmingly Jewish tones of this story was so comforting and cozy to me, even if the story itself wasn’t necessarily a cozy one.
  7. Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young — there’s something about an isolated island, tea, and witchcraft that gives me a cozy feeling, and this book hit all the right notes.
  8. Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater — this one was a fantasy Regency romance with the sweetest characters that I couldn’t help but love, and it gave off the coziest vibes.
  9. Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott — while this story was a bumpy ride, I adored some of the characters, especially the sentient house on chicken legs, and it made me want to have a house like that to cozy up into!
  10. Those Summer Nights by Laura Silverman — this book took me right back to my own high school years, and I kind of wish I had a place like Bonanza to hang out in! The way all the employees came together and became friends gave me cozy high school vibes.

What are some books that give you cozy vibes?

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  1. These all sound wonderful and cozy. I am looking forward to reading Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries at some point. And Spells for Forgetting sounds right up my alley.

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    • Those were two of my favorite reads of this year, and I’ve been encouraging everyone to read them! I hope you check them out, and if you do, please let me know what you think, or better yet, link to my blog so I can check out your reviews!

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  2. Totally agree with Half a Soul! It was the perfect blend of my favorite genres (which reminds me that I need to read the sequels too). And Spells for Forgetting was perfect for my 2022 Halloween read. 🙂

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    • Yes! The sequels to Half a Soul were just as good, but in different enough ways to not make anything feel boring or revisited. I also read Spells for Forgetting to get ready for Halloween, and loved it.

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  3. There’s something about a cozy sometimes for a comfort read! And I love the look of Encyclopedia of faeries. Every time I see that I think it sounds great. I should just probably add it!

    Those Summer Nights sounds perfect too.

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