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15 Cozy Books to Read This Fall/Winter

I don’t know about you, but when the weather starts getting colder, I start reaching for my cozy reads. Don’t be mislead–that doesn’t mean that the stories are always happy! To me, a cozy read is a book that makes me think of cold weather and snuggling under a blanket in front of a fire.

Here are some of my favorite cozy reads.

img_5683The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

I listened to The Other Woman on audiobook, and it was phenomenal. It was intense and humorous in its outrageousness. If you think your mother-in-law is bad, meet Pammie. Reading about the horrors of having Pammie as a mother-in-law is best done with a cup of hot chocolate and a roaring fire.

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img_5683The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This was one of my top reads of 2018. Evelyn lives a glamorous life and shares that star-studded life with many different partners. I loved every minute of this wonderful book, and I think you will too!

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img_5683How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

How to Walk Away is definitely on the sadder side, but it ends on a hopeful note. If reading a book about persevering through difficult circumstances is your cup of tea, How to Walk Away is for you!

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img_5683The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

I smiled. I laughed. I cried. I don’t tend to read a ton of romance books, but The Simple Wild was marvelous. It’s also set in Alaska, so it has some built in cozy vibes. This one should be on your TBR, if it’s not already.

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img_5683The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick

If you need a little time travel in your life, The Phantom Tree should be your next book. I thought this book was delightfully cozy—perfect for an autumn afternoon.

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img_5683Saving Beck by Courtney Cole

Saving Beck is a darker read, raw and startling realistic. If you don’t mind crying into your cup of hot chocolate, choose Saving Beck.

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img_5683Hunted by Meagan Spooner

If fairytales are more your style, Hunted was delightful. Frolic in the snow with this Beauty and the Beast retelling.

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img_5683Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

A lot of this book is set in winter, and it has an awesome Vikings storyline. If you’re looking for a book that’s sure to engage you, check out Sky in the Deep.

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img_5683The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson

The Glass Forest is full of mystery and suspense. It’s the perfect read for a dark, windy night. Having a fur-friend cuddled up on your lap is optional.

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img_5683The Child Finder (Naomi Cottle, #1) by Rene Denfeld

This is another darker read, but it has a positive ending. Much of this book is set in winter, making it a great read for a snowy day.

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img_5683Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

If you need a guaranteed tear-jerker, check out Before I Let You Go. This was an easy 5-star read for me, and yes, I ugly cried.

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img_5683Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder, #1) by Linda Castillo

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ve probably heard me gush about Linda Castillo’s books. I love them, and this is the one that started it all. I think thrillers and mysteries make great cozy reads. So stoke that fire, grab some coffee (or wine—I’m not judging), and pull up a chair.

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img_5683The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale is a whimsical winter read. Set in Russia, this book is begging for a place on your bookshelf.

img_5683The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale is a tough read but a good read. Put on your comfiest sweater and have a box of tissues handy.

img_5683A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin

Winter is coming. Need I say more?

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  1. Such a great list! I love cozy reads. I enjoyed The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and How to Walk Away. I absolutely adored The Bear and the Nightingale and am super pumped for the third book. 😊 I haven’t read The Nightingale but have read and enjoyed a few books by that author and am looking forward to this read!
    Happy reading. 📚

  2. I’ve been dragging reading Hunted for so long, now this gave me a boost 🙂
    SKY In the Deep was a pleasant surprise!! I loved it!

    Love all the recommendations, thank you so much ❤️

  3. I would have never expected a book named “The Other Woman” to be humorous 😀 I agree that in the fall we do need some funny, uplifting books. Sometimes I’m sad it’s not a whole separate genre! We focus too much on the sad stuff, especially us bookish people (somehow it’s much more “noble” to tell sad stories? :/ ) So I really appreciate lists like this!

  4. The Bear and the Nightingale was one of my favourite finds this year! I love anything Russian-related, especially medieval Russia, and the fairytale background was just perfect 😀 The Other Woman sounds a little like a Phillipa Gregory book I read ages ago – The Little House – about a seemingly-perfect, absolutely awful mother-in-law. Stories like these really put me off marriage 🤣

    1. The Bear and the Nightingale was amazing. I loved it. I haven’t read a book by Philippa Gregory in a while, but I’ve always loved her books. ☺️❤️

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