7 Cozy Reads to Curl Up in a Blanket With

Bookseller Jacey on the couch at Rediscovered Books curling up with When We Were Young by A. A. Milne


With all the holiday rush winding down, it seems the temperatures are going down with it! 

When you're not on the slopes or trudging to work, it's time to break out all those inside winter activities. 

Guess which one is our favorite?


That's right! Reading! 


What books will lift your heart while you are wrapped up snug? 

Books stacked on a table at Rediscovered Books

Here's 7 books we think will be just the thing: 


So Late in the Day: Stories of Women and Men by Claire Keegan

1. So Late in the Day by Claire Keegan

You may know Claire Keegan for her first two books, Foster and Small Things Like These. She is known for her short and sweet stories based in Ireland. So Late in the Day takes things a little bit more deeply with three short stories that focus on the gender roles and morality. Read all three stories at once, or take them one at a time. Either way, these stories will leave you pondering. 


Do Your Worst by Rosie Danan book cover

2. Do Your Worst by Rosie Danan

This has everything I want in a romance novel! An occult curse breaker comes to a remote castle in the UK where she meets a non-believer archaeologist who thinks she's a fraud. But neither of them can ignore the instant attraction they have for one another. Smarts, science, magic, lovable characters and knock-your-socks-off spice await you in this exciting enemies-to-lovers romance! - Kalli


Bookshops & Bonedust by Travis Baldree book cover

3. Bookshops & Bonedust by Travis Baldree

This is the cozy fantasy that you need to read right now. Especially if you love books and sharing the best books with others. I loved this story. It has books, romance, great food, and necromancers. All the best things. - Laura


Tumtum & Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn book cover

4. Tumtum & Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn 

What more do you want in a cozy story than a story about two mice working to protect the children living at their house from an evil school teacher and pirate rats. This is wholesome, sweet, and will warm your heart, no matter your age. 


Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May book cover

5. Wintering by Katherine May

Though many people have a hard time during the winter season when it's cold with little sunshine and not a lot of things to look forward to, there are often other times when there's a bit of a winter in the soul. This can be because of any number of things, whether its the death of a loved one, loss of a job, or just a low point in your life. Katherine May goes through how you can embrace these times and help your mind and body cope with these events and come out better through it. 


The Cat Who Taught Zen

6. The Cat Who Taught Zen by James Norbury

I don't know if there is anything more cozy that going on a philosophical journey with a cat trying to find Zen. James Norbury, who also wrote Big Panda and Tiny Dragon and The Journey once again offers a beautifully illustrated book that will give you wisdom and maybe help you find some peace. This is another one that you can read a few pages at a time or sit and read all at once. It's your journey. You decide. 


Radio Silence by Alice Oseman book cover

7. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Anything Alice Oseman writes is sure to give you all the feels and warm your heart. Radio Silence, her newest young adult novel, is about a girl named Francis who is utterly determined to realize her dreams, no matter what the cost, even if the cost means her own self. But Aled, the voice of her favorite podcast, he helps her break out of her shell. However, her trust is betrayed when her story goes viral, and she has look inward to find her true self. 


So, grab a book, a hot drink, and your coziest blanket to settle into some nice winter nights of reading.