'Tis the season for curling up with a book! Whether you're looking for your next novel to binge on audiobook or hoping for a recommendation to share with family by the fire, we have you covered! Here are some of Anjanette's very favorite reads for the cozy season.
Anjanette's Favorite Cozy Reads
Children's Picture Books:
When I think about picture books that are begging to be read while snuggled on the couch or around the table while sipping cocoa, a few authors immediately come to mind. In our home, there's a good chance that every other book you grab from our shelves will be by Patricia Polacco, Tomie dePaola, or Jan Brett. All three of these author/illustrators marry perfectly-paced storytelling with evocative illustrations that children and adults love equally. You can't go wrong with these masters!
Already read everything by the above authors? Try:
Ezra Jack Keats
Children's Chapter Books:
Fall and Winter are the perfect time to slip into new magical worlds. Here are some of my favorites:
YA and Adult
For me, this contemplative time of year gets me thinking about all of the beautiful literature that has influenced us in times gone by. I always pick up at least a few classics. Some of my favorites that are perfect for this time of year are, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, and Shakespeare's Macbeth.
If you are thinking that those all trend toward spooky and suspenseful, you're right! Nothing like a bit of a chill to make me want to burrow in my blankets!
Not a huge fan of older works or just looking for something new? Try The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey or Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.