Books by the Mood: Cozy

By Indiana

10 books for when you’re in need of a cozy adventure

Whether it’s the middle of winter and the world outside your door is a frozen tundra or it’s sunny and 95 degrees, sometimes the only thing that sounds good is tearing through the perfect book. Here’s a lineup of ten books to pick up when you’re in a cozy mood.

  1. Any book in the Harry Potter series is perfect for a cozy day inside. Especially during the fall and winter months.
  2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Although it takes place in a chilly countryside manor, it’s got the perfect mix of quaint scenes, bold characters, and quiet romances.
  3. Your favorite memoir: It’s always good to sit down with one of your favorite people (even if you don’t actually know them) and get to know them better. It’s like a fireside chat, or maybe a poolside chat.
  4. Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers: A family that’s in disarray goes on an epic adventure to Alaska in an old RV. Funny, sad, and most of all, cozy.
  5. The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles: This is a YA book that takes place in Montana and in Hell (otherwise known as the Lowlands). It’s a face-paced, comical, and gripping book. Perfect for not moving until you finish it.
  6. The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss: A fantasy that’s on par with some of the classics like The Hobbit. Just in case you get tired of The Game of Thrones series or the the Outlander series.
  7. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin: An anti-epic fantasy of quiet adventures and clever magic. It’s the story of how wizards become wise and ancient, because all of them were once young and foolish.
  8. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman: What’s cozier than a feel-good Pixar movie? This book. It’s got a cantankerous grandfatherly figure, troublesome yet sweet neighbors, a great love story, and a cat that always knows what’s up.
  9. Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories by Jesse Eisenberg: Judging from the films I’ve seen him in, I would never have guessed Eisenberg could be funny, let alone hilarious. But Bream is clever and funny with a few notes of heartbreak.
  10. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon: A wonderful adventure for those who love books, romance, and adorned writing. 

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