Cozy Up Around The Fire With These Recommended Reads

Besides laying on a beach reading a good book, there is nothing I love more than curling up by the fire with a feel-good book on a cold day! It is a perfect way to spend your time. With the sheer volume of books out there in the world, it’s tricky to know where to spend my valuable reading time. I’ve taken suggestions from friends and a little bit from google. Here’s a list of some of the best feel-good books to enjoy in such cozy moments:

1. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

   – A heartwarming and charming novel told through letters that explores the bonds of friendship and love in the aftermath of World War II.

2. “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett

   – A classic tale of a young girl who discovers a neglected garden, which, in turn, helps her find healing and happiness.

3. “Anne of Green Gables” by L.M. Montgomery

   – Follow the spirited and imaginative Anne Shirley as she navigates life in the picturesque Prince Edward Island.

4. “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson

   – A delightful story of a retired British officer and a Pakistani shopkeeper who find an unexpected connection and love in a small English village.

5. “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

   – This touching novel follows the life of Ove, a curmudgeon with a big heart, as he learns to embrace the world around him.

6. “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman

   – A heartwarming and thought-provoking story about an eccentric woman who learns to open up and connect with others.

7. “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion

   – A hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy about a genetics professor with social challenges who embarks on a quest to find the perfect partner.

8. “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin

   – A novel about a widowed bookstore owner who rediscovers the magic of life through the unexpected arrival of a mysterious package.

9. “84, Charing Cross Road” by Helene Hanff

   – A collection of real-life letters exchanged between an American writer and the employees of a London bookstore, showcasing the power of shared love for literature.

10. “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George

    – A tale of a Parisian bookseller with a talent for prescribing books to heal his customers’ hearts, embarking on a journey of his own to mend his broken heart.

11. “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern

    – A magical and enchanting story of a competition between two young magicians, set in a fantastical circus that only opens at night.

12. “Winter Solstice” by Rosamunde Pilcher

    – A cozy family drama set in the Scottish Highlands during the Christmas season, focusing on love, healing, and the bonds of family.

I can’t vouch personally (yet!) for all of these, but they come highly recommended. If you end up reading one of these, I would love from you to share you thoughts! You can connect with me on Instagram- Sincerelyamandablogs. If you have a favorite that didn’t make the list, let me know! I am always adding to my must reads!