Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Books That Create a Cozy Vibe

 

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Cozy Reads (Share books that give off a cozy vibe, whether through atmosphere, setting, or some other factor. Please tell us why they’re cozy for you, too!). For me, there are a few different ways a book can create a cozy vibe for me.  First, there are books like Once Upon a River and The Rules of Magic whose writing is just so atmospheric that it makes me want to cozy up in a blanket by the fire and read them.  Second, there are books like The House in the Cerulean Sea and The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches that have such a strong found family element to them that just warms my heart.  Third, there are books like The Maid that although not technically a cozy mystery, they certainly read like one. And lastly, there are books like those from Amy E. Reichert and Freya Sampson who are both featured twice on my list, as well as those from Poppy Alexander, whose books are just such beautiful gems that leave me grinning from ear to ear and sometimes even crying happy tears by the time I’m finished.

Ten Books That Create a Cozy Vibe

 

 

1. THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA by T.J. Klune

2. THE KINDRED SPIRITS SUPPER CLUB by Amy E. Reichert

3.  THE MAID by Nita Prose

4.  THE VERY SECRET SOCIETY OF IRREGULAR WITCHES by Sangu Mandanna

5. THE LAST CHANCE LIBRARY by Freya Sampson

6. ONCE UPON A RIVER by Diane Setterfield

7.  THE LOST TICKET by Freya Sampson

8.  THE RULES OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman

9. THE LITTLEST LIBRARY by Poppy Alexander

10. ONCE UPON A DECEMBER by Amy E. Reichert

 

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Question:  Have you read any of these? What kinds of books create a cozy vibe for you?

34 replies
  1. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    Suzanne! I see so many of own favorites on this list. Sampson is now on my auto-read list, and my love for Reichert is no secret. Witches, The Maid, and TLL brought the warm fuzzies as well. I tend to like the books that have a big community/found family aspect which is present in all those books.

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  2. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I adored The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches. It was one of my recent cozy reads. I love Alice Hoffman’s writing style and need to get back that series. Rules of Magic was so good. I’ve also read The Maid, which I enjoyed. These are all great cozy reads! I hope you are well and having a good week!
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  3. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    You’re right, The Maid did have a cozy vibe, despite not being a cosy per say. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches sounds like such a lovely cosy read tho!

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  4. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    What a lovely list, Suzanne – thank you for sharing:). I’ve read 2 of your selection. The House in the Cerulean Sea didn’t chime with me – that said, I was right in the throes of Covid-19, so wasn’t perhaps in the right state of mind. But I thoroughly enjoyed The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, which I thought was adorable:)).

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