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Top 10 Books to Keep You Cozy This Winter

When it's cold out, there's not much better than staying in and reading on the couch.

I've put together a list of my go-to books when I want to snuggle in for a good read. From mystical to whimsical, there's a good read in this stack of books for just about everyone.

Grab your favorite fuzzy blankie, snap on the fire place and let's get to reading, winter-style.


10. Eye of the North by Sinead O’Heart

Emmeline always believed that she would be safe. She never thought it would all go so wrong. After her parents disappear to nowhere and she is captured on her way to her own safe house, she is expected to help a mad scientist to awaken a beast from the depths of Greenland. But she must escape before she is the one to destroy the world and stop the other competition. With only the help of the smart stowaway Thing, can Emmeline stop a legend from becoming too real?

9. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

Josey Cirrini is a disgrace to her family name. after being sent home to live with her mother, the only thing she can rely on is sweets and herself. She shuts herself into the cosine of her closet eating candies and reading romances until she finds the wanted baker/fairy Della Lee awaiting for her. Accompanied by the magical book lover Chloe Finley, Josey begins to learn the magic of winter and what it can do. But can she harness it before life turns for the worse?

8. School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

In a town where children go missing and appear in storybooks, Sophie and Agatha are whisked away to the School for Good and Evil, a place where children are taught how to be the best storybook versions of themselves based on their personality. But a grave mistake is made when pure-hearted Sophie is taken to the School for evil and moody, dark Agatha is taken to the School for Good. The two best friends, now separated in the schools that seem the most unlikely for them must find their way through their storybook training and the secrets kept within them.

7. Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

Lan is the seventh son of a seventh son, letting him have fantastical abilities, while Eff was born a daughter in a long line of boys, and a seventh child, meaning she will bring catastrophe wherever she goes. But when the two best friends and siblings are brought to a faraway town where their father will teach magic and them and their other siblings will learn, they discover magical things about the place they now live. It is more magical than they would ever imagen, but many things are out to get Lan, and more want to rid of Eff.

6. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

A classic cozy, thrilling, and timeless tale of the adventures of Meg Brown and her little brother Charles Wallace when they are taken on a unforgettable adventure through space and time. Accompanied by their new friend Calvin, they are taken to entirely different places by Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Who, who are not the little old ladies they seem to be. On a quest to rid the world of a creature known as IT, they will face many challenges and trials. A classic for ages new and old, A Wrinkle in Time will forever be a great winter read.

5. Guardians of Ga’Hoole by Kathryn Lasky

The adventures through the land of Ga’Hoole as Soren the barn owl and his merry band of owls discover haunting secrets and fight awesome battles. Fourteen books in the series, around two hundred and twenty pages in each, Guardians of Ga’Hoole is the perfect winter binge-read this year.

Read my reviews for books one through three here!

4. The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

When orphan and thief Tiki steals a ring from the queen, an epic war between her and her friends and the evil Faeries, The UnFey, will commence.

Based off the live-action film, Belle, trapped in the Beast’s palace is given his library and finds a strange book called Nevermore. But when she is sucked in, she discovers the characters have minds of their own and that they live in a paradise Belle never wants to leave. But as time passes, Belle finds out that the more she wants to leave and go home, the stranger things become. Is Nevermore not the paradise it seems to be?

2. Sheets by Brenna Thummler

A comic about Marjorie Glatt, a trouble-prone girl with a dead mother, a depressed father and a laundry mat to run all by herself. She always looks up to the popular girls at school but makes a fool of herself even more. With a deadline over her head and tones of work to do, Marjorie thinks she can’t d it. But that’s until she meets Wendell, a ghost that accidentally got brought into the world of the living. She doesn’t believe him at first, but when she makes friends with him and finds out how he died, she believes that the only way to reach your goals is to push forward and keep going. But that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone.

1. My Diary From the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson

In a world different from ours, we have the same things. Phones. Cars. Applebee’s. the one thing different is that it’s perfectly normal to see bigfoot of have a dragon catch your house on fire. But the one thing that people fear is the dark clouds that appear and take people away when they die. Gracie Lockwood and her family are loaded up in their RV when a dark cloud appears… and is after her little brother. Gracie, her little brother Sam, her bratty big sister Millie, and the runaway Oliver must travel to the end of the world to find the Extraordinary World, a place with no magic. A place with no dark clouds. Many believe this place doesn’t exist, but it’s the only chance the family has got, because no matter how far you run from a dark cloud, they never, ever leave. But as seasons change and Gracie begins to believe that the dark cloud is not here for what everyone thinks it is, they still must find a world that might not even exist.

Stay warm!

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