I know we’re halfway through fall, but I figured some of these books would be fun for winter too.
Classics are a must have for your fall and winter to read lists.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Honestly, Wuthering Heights is full of fall and winter vibes. It’s lyrical descriptions add to it even more. I’ll be doing a review of it next week, so I don’t need to say much about it here.
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
While the whole of The Moonstone doesn’t take place in the fall/winter, part of it does.
In this Victorian mystery, Franklin Blake strives to find out what happened to his cousin Rachel’s moonstone that was stolen on her birthday. After that date, she avoided him and he hopes that finding the moonstone will resolve their relationship as well as clear up the mess it has made in several people’s lives.
Just be warned, this book is very slow, as it was one of the first mystery novels. It also includes questionable drug content in the end, and it’s important to remember that it was written in a different time altogether.
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia are a perfect winter read. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe actually takes place in the snow, but the whole series transports you to a fantastical, fun world.
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
I don’t know why, but WW2 historical fictions just scream cozy weather to me. Much of this book also takes place in the fall/winter in Russia, so that’s part of it.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief definitely feels more winter than fall to me, especially since the beginning is in the winter. It’s a great historical fiction with some very touching elements.
The Sky Above Us by Natalie Lund
Mysteries and historical fictions will always be my go-tos for the winter and fall. This book has such a mysterious mood that makes up for its lack of actual mystery that I think it’s perfect for this season.
Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price
This book was hilarious! I loved the banter between Elizabeth and Darcy. I was a bit wary as it was a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, but it was really good.
Pretty much any Agatha Christie book
And last but not least, nothing says cozy seasons like Agatha Christie. While there is the odd summer one (Evil Under the Sun I’m looking at you), on a whole, even if they don’t take place in the fall or winter, there’s something about her classic mystery style that feels so cozy.
The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He
I feel like I keep adding this one into every book rec post, but it’s true. This book definitely feels more brisk, harsh and cold rather than cozy, but it definitely nails it with the cold island vibe.
That’s it for this post! What are your go-to cozy books? What genre screams cozy for you? Let me know in the comments.
4 thoughts on “Cozy books to get you into the cold seasons ahead”
Aaah I LOVE The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe!!!!!!!! It’s such a good book!!! Great list!!! Will totally have to check into some of these!!!
I absolutely loved the book thief and between shades of gray! I agree with you-they’re the perfect cozy reads for the cold season! I really enjoyed this post, thanks for the great book recs 😁
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I’m glad you think so!
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YES, Agatha Christie is PERFECT for winter! The Book Thief is one of my favorites, and I cannot wait to read The Ones We’re Meant to Find and Between Shades of Grey! Thanks for the recs!