"Some Books Are So Familiar That Reading Them Is Like Being Home Again."
This time of year is all about those cosy nights in - fire on, fluffy blankets, copious amounts of tea, and of course a good book. Come January, the magic and novelty wears off and we’re counting down the days until Spring, but for those few months in the run up to Christmas, curling up on the sofa and re-reading your favourite book is pretty unbeatable; there’s something so lovely about the familiarity of it.
We thought it would be fun to put together the ultimate list of cosy books to set you up for the next couple of months - books that bring that fuzzy feeling of nostalgia, and the comfort of revisiting something you know and love so well.
1. Harry Potter - J.K Rowling
Whichever in the series you choose to read, you always feel welcomed back into Harry's world.
2. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
It's always lovely returning to a book where the characters resonate with you, flaws and all.
3. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Well, it is Christmas after all...
4. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Revisiting the lives of Lizzie Bennet and Mr Darcy will never ever grow tiresome.
5. Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
The characters, the harsh isolated setting... This book was made to be read all cosied up.
6. Where Rainbows End (Love, Rosie) - Cecilia Ahern
Charming, understated, real. It brings the warm, fuzzy feelings everytime.
7. The Great Gastby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The mystery, the glitz, the grit - there's something irresistable about going back to observe the world of Jay Gatsby.
8. The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
Because we all need to invest in a hopelessly romantic love story from time to time...
9. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The characters, the message, the lessons learnt - all of them resonate just as much as they did the first time of reading it.
10. Anne of Green Gables - L.M Montgomery
Without fail, every time you revisit Anne and her loved ones, you can't help but become overly invested in their wellbeing, and root for their success.
11. The Perks Of Being A Wall Flower - Stephen Chbosky
The rawness, the vulnerability, the honesty... It strikes a chord every time.
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