Cold winter nights call for comforting, cozy reads. Whether you enjoy mysteries, memoirs, or uplifting stories, there’s something on this list of cozy reads for you!
The Readers’ Room by Antoine Laurain
When the manuscript of a debut crime novel arrives at a Parisian publishing house, everyone in the readers’ room is convinced it’s something special. But when the shortlist is announced, there’s a problem for editor Violaine Lepage: she has no idea of the author’s identity. As the police begin to investigate a series of murders strangely reminiscent of those recounted in the book, Violaine is not the only one looking for answers.
This translation of bestselling author Antoine Laurain’s novel will charm and intrigue readers. Bookworms especially will enjoy its themes of mystery, love, and the power of the written word.
The Unwinding by Jackie Morris
From award-winning writer/illustrator Jackie Morris, on the heels of 2020’s The Lost Spells, is a book that enters the realm of dreaming. Lush illustration and creative storytelling immerse the reader in a book designed to ease the soul.
Destined to become a classic, The Unwinding is, as its name implies, the perfect book to unwind with on a cold winter night.
Allmen and the Dragonflies and Allmen and the Pink Diamond by Martin Suter
Allen and the Dragonflies is the first in a series of smart, sexy, sophisticated and utterly delightful books about a Swiss gentleman thief named Allmen who, assisted by his Guatemalan butler, creates a detective agency to recover missing and stolen art.
The second book in this series, Allmen and the Pink Diamond takes readers along on madcap amorous adventures and diverting mishaps in a world of European high life.
Bright Lights Prairie Dust by Karen Grassle
The beloved actress from Little House on the Prairie tells her raw, authentic story of growing up with a loving but alcoholic father and her ultimate success — despite her own struggles with self-doubt, alcoholism, and other self-destructive choices. This raw, emotional memoir blends candor and humor in ways that will keep readers engaged from beginning to end. Follow Grassle’s journey to overcome personal demons and ultimately find healing and redemption.
The Secret of Rainy Days by Leslie Hooton
Nina Little Bit Barnes Enloe must discover her true identity outside of the manipulative relationships that controlled her in her youth. Her journey takes her from an upbringing in Alabama, to attempted escape in New York, and back to her hometown where she must confront the events and people of her past. In the process of discovering herself, she finds love in unexpected places, learns the hard lessons of acceptance and forgiveness, and finds comfort in the secrets of rainy days.