A Case for Cozy Winter Books

It’s winter and that means warm blankets, hot drinks and a good book. This can be a busy time of year, and we may not always have a moment to sit down with a 500-page epic. Or maybe we simply aren’t in the mood for the latest thriller or drama.

That's why we're recommending cozy books. These are books that often have low stakes, picturesque scenery and happily-ever-afters. The books on our list cover several genres, from fantasy to romance to murder mystery. Yes, murder mysteries can be cozy too! Any violence tends to happen “off screen."

What is a cozy book exactly? Have you ever felt as if you were embraced in a warm hug by a book that left you feeling better than when you started reading? Picture the hit television show British Bake Off, or even the holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life, but for books!

One Day in December

The Last Chance Library

The Book Charmer

Legends & Lattes

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

The Mimicking of Known Successes

'Twas the Bite Before Christmas

Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

Murder Uncorked

Have a cozy book recommendation that is not on this list? Share it in the comments below!