It’s *almost* winter time! The holidays are coming up, the weather is getting colder, Christmas music is playing, and so much more. Personally, I think this is the perfect time to read. Just think about it. Bundling up in a blanket, sipping a hot drink, and reading a nice book sounds perfect around this time of year! There are SO many options, so I have listed a few of my favorites down below. Some are Christmas books, some are classics, and some are books that just radiate cozy vibes. If you know what I mean. :)
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
From BBC: Great Expectations follows the childhood and young adult years of Pip, a blacksmith's apprentice in a country village. He suddenly comes into a large fortune (his great expectations) from a mysterious benefactor and moves to London where he enters high society.
Little Women by Louis May Allcott
From Wikipedia: the story follows the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—and details their passage from childhood to womanhood. It is loosely based on the lives of the author and her three sisters. Scholars classify it as an autobiographical or semi-autobiographical novel.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
From Sarah J. Maas: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
From the guardian: Fangirl is a story of two twin sisters, Wren and Cath, who have grown up without a mother and with a very busy father. Cath is an introvert and very happy to live in her own internet and book world. She admires and loves her sister, who also plays the role of her best friend.
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand:
From Goodreads: Holly Chase is a rich teenager who is a simply horrible person. At the age of seventeen, she is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. Holly is, of course, familiar with A Christmas Carol and recognizes the gist – the three ghosts try to convince her to be a better person.
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn:
From Google Books: 16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges.
A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos:
From Amazon: Plain-spoken, headstrong Ophelia cares little about appearances. Her ability to read the past of objects is unmatched in all of Anima and, what’s more, she possesses the ability to travel through mirrors, a skill passed down to her from previous generations. Her idyllic life is disrupted, however, when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, a taciturn and influential member of a distant clan. Ophelia must leave all she knows behind and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold, icy ark known as the Pole, where danger lurks around every corner and nobody can be trusted. There, in the presence of her inscrutable future husband, Ophelia slowly realizes that she is a pawn in a political game that will have far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world.
There are so many more! But these are some of my favorites! If you want a specific recommendation, comment down below :)