Happy Tuesday! This is the first Top Ten Tuesday I’ve done since the summer, and it’s a fun one for me. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl) is Cozy Reads! Some of these might not seem like obvious choices, but they’re cozy to ME.
LAST NIGHT AT THE TELEGRAPH CLUB BY MALINDA LO
I’m not sure if it’s because the two girls are always sneaking out at night or if it’s because the story is just so sweet, but this book is cozy to me. It just feels warm and lovely overall.
LITTLE THIEVES BY MARGARET OWEN
For some reason, fairytale retellings are just inherently cozy to me. Especially when they take place in cold settings. Because of these two factors, this one is doubly cozy.
TWICE SHY BY SARAH HOGLE
Pretty much everything Sarah Hogle writes has cozy vibes, but this one is especially cozy because it involves renovating a home. Making a home livable and comfortable–what’s more cozy than that??
ASH BY MALINDA LO
Some might say I shouldn’t include Malinda Lo twice, but I am going to say that those people are wrong. Maybe Malindo Lo just writes really cozy books, or maybe she just writes books that my young queer self would have loved. Regardless, this little gay fae tale is cozy.
LOVE AND OTHER WORDS BY CHRISTINA LAUREN
This one is just so sweet and tender that it can’t NOT be cozy. That’s all.
THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE BY KATHERINE ARDEN
Again, something about fairy tales and cold climates. SO cozy. Someone needs to do a study on this.
THE SHADOW OF THE WIND BY CARLOS RUIZ ZAFÓN
I’ve put this on so many lists, probably because it’s one of my all-time favorites, but this one has that sneaking-out-at-night aspect. It’s also a gothic romance, so those are just inherently cozy as much as they are creepy, right?
SPINNING SILVER BY NAOMI NOVIK
Fairytale, cold, need I say more?
ALONG FOR THE RIDE BY SARAH DESSEN
Seriously, why do I think sneaking out at night = cozy? I think summer nights for me are just cozy, and that is what this novel reminds me of. Another one of my all-time favorites. Sneaking out + romance = COZY
TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD BY EOWYN IVEY
Another cold climate one, but this time involving more of a nature theme which is also super cozy to me.
What do you think of my requirements for a cozy book? What’s your favorite cozy read?