Top Ten Tuesday | Cozy/Wintry Reads

It’s finally December. And Blogmas, or some variation of it, is upon us bloggers. So what’s better than the first winter-themed TTT post?

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. Today’s theme is cozy/wintry reads. I’m not a huge cozy reader. I typically stick with the whimsical, fantasy, and thriller storylines. So I’ve pondered what I’d do for this week’s post. But these 7 books came to mind when I was writing it. I hope you all enjoy!

The Bear and the Nightingale

I have cover envy and love. For years, I have eyed Bear and the Nightingale. How could I not?! Katherine weaves together historical fiction with fairy tales in this atmospheric wintry read. I love how she’s included Russian folklore.


The Sisters of the Winter Wood

As secrets are uncovered, and dark forces threaten their family and people, Liba and Laya will need to rely on each other. Rena brings a touch of magical realism into this tale. This YA fantasy is just the right book to read on a cold night.


A Court of Frost and Starlight

Okay, I’ve criticized this novella enough. But the elements of the book I loved remind me why I adore the series. The Inner Circle prepares for Winter Solstice but must find a way to heal from the past war. ACOFAS is a perfect winter read.



I have dreaded reading the finale of the series because I liked this debut so much. I think everyone knows my love of the Goblin King, so when I heard Sarah was writing a retelling of one of my favourite characters, I knew I had to read it. It is haunting and frightening, and yet it displays the bonds of sisterhood. I loved the visceral narrative she portrays.


Kingdom of Ash and Briars

Fairy tales and retellings are my go-to books. They make the holidays more enjoyable and magical. So I definitely need to pick a copy of this book. If an author twists together Cinderella, Jane Austen’s Emma, Sleeping Beauty, and the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, I think this debut deserves some attention.


City of the Lost

What’s cozier than an unknown town hidden in northern Canada? Yeah, I wouldn’t use that adjective for this series. But I love how secluded the setting is, and it takes a life of its own. Rockton takes in people who want to disappear from society. So when it’s stunned by a sudden murder, the town council allows Casey Duncan, a detective, and her abused friend to seek refuge, but she’ll need to find the murderer in order for them to stay.


Wren Hunt

I’ve seen a lot of buzz surrounding this book. I always hope to find new stories with magical realism in them. And this read certainly offers that. One element I’m looking forward to is the fight for magic.

15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Cozy/Wintry Reads

  1. I’ve been planning to read ‘Wintersong’! I’ve seen so many different people read this book and really enjoy it.😊


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