28 books to keep you cozy

I’ve read at least half to these books and they definitely fit the bill of books you can cuddle up with even when the wind is whistling as it was a few days ago. Enjoy.


28 Books to Read for a Cozy Night In

By Johanna Golden•Updated: February 25, 2021•8 min read

A book, a blanket, and a warm beverage — we’ve just described our happy place. From ice-cold mysteries to enchanting fairytales to feel-good fiction, these reads make the perfect companions for a cozy night in. Publishers’ descriptions included below.

Book cover for The Searcher by Tana French

The SearcherTana French

Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Once Upon a RiverDiane Setterfield

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for The Cold Millions by Jess Walter

The Cold MillionsJess Walter

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins comes another “literary miracle” (NPR)—a propulsive, richly entertaining novel about two brothers swept up in the turbulent class warfare of the early twentieth century.

An intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice,  and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for The Fixer’s Daughter by Hy Conrad

The Fixer’s DaughterHy Conrad

Three years ago, Callie McFee accidentally caused her father’s political downfall. Once the most influential man in Texas, Buddy McFee resigned from office and became a “fixer”, a person who makes big problems go away. 

When a prominent CEO is caught trying to bury a raped and murdered girl, it looks like an open-and-shut case. But then Buddy steps in. Soon the wealthy suspect develops an alibi …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Leave the World BehindRumaan Alam

A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.

From the bestselling author of Rich and Pretty comes a suspenseful and provocative novel keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Snow ChildEowyn IveyIn this magical debut, a couple’s lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep. Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart — he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of …Show More ›View Price…Save to WishlistAD FEEDBACK

Book cover for The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu

The Lost Girls of Camp ForevermoreKim FuAt Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, campers are promised adventures in the woods, songs by the fire, and lifelong friends. Bursting with excitement and nervous energy, five girls set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. But before the night is over, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home.

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Book cover for Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the SeaRuta Sepetys

For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See, Ruta Sepetys returns to WWII in this epic novel that shines a light on one of the war’s most devastating — yet unknown — tragedies.

World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican GothicSilvia Moreno-Garcia

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.   
Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Spinning SilverNaomi Novik

With the Nebula Award–winning Uprooted, Naomi Novik opened a brilliant new chapter in an already acclaimed career, delving into the magic of fairy tales to craft a love story that was both timeless and utterly of the now. Spinning Silver draws readers deeper into this glittering realm of fantasy, where the boundary between wonder and terror is thinner than a breath, and safety can be stolen as …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

Magic LessonsAlice Hoffman

In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic.

Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she’s abandoned in a snowy …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand

Winter SolsticeElin Hilderbrand

Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn.

It’s been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that’s about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they’ve experienced in years. And Bart’s safe return isn’t the family’s only good …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

The Hunting PartyLucy Foley

During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirty-something friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they’ve chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands — the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves.

The trip began innocently enough: admiring the stunning if …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for The Changeling by Victor LaValle

The ChangelingVictor LaValle

When Apollo Kagwa’s father disappeared, he left his son a box of books and strange recurring dreams. Now Apollo is a father himself—and as he and his wife, Emma, settle into their new lives as parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Apollo’s old dreams return and Emma begins acting odd. At first Emma seems to be exhibiting signs of postpartum depression. But before Apollo can do …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for Beartown by Fredrik Backman

BeartownFredrik Backman

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Overeturns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream — and the price required to make it come true.

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for Happiness by Aminatta Forna

HappinessAminatta Forna

London. A fox makes its way across Waterloo Bridge. The distraction causes two pedestrians to collide — Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes, and Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist there to deliver a keynote speech. From this chance encounter, Aminatta Forna’s unerring powers of observation show how in the midst of the rush of a great city lie numerous moments of connection.

Attila …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for Luster by Raven Leilani

LusterRaven Leilani

No one wants what no one wants.
And how do we even know what we want? How do we know we’re ready to take it?

Edie is stumbling her way through her twentiessharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She is also haltingly, fitfully giving heat and air to the art that simmers inside her. And then she meets Eric, a …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

The Bookshop on the CornerJenny Colgan

Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book-lovers the world over, the New York Times bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop.

Nina is a literary matchmaker. …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

In the Midst of WinterIsabel Allende

New York Times and worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.

During the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

The Paper Menagerie and Other StoriesKen Liu

Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his multiple award-winning stories for a groundbreaking collection — including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume.

With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, taking the literary world by storm, Ken Liu now shares his finest short fiction in The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories. This mesmerizing collection features many of Ken’s award-winning and …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for The North Water by Ian McGuire

The North WaterIan McGuire

A nineteenth-century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp, and highly original tale that grips like a thriller.

Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

My Absolute DarlingGabriel Tallent

A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul.

Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal …Show More ›Get DealSave to Wishlist

Book cover for One Day in December by Josie Silver

One Day in DecemberJosie Silver

Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story.

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic… and then her bus drives away.

Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for Malice by Keigo Higashino

MaliceKeigo Higashino

Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he’s planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems.

At the crime scene, Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka’s …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the NightingaleKatherine Arden

Winter lasts most of the year at the edge of the Russian wilderness, and in the long nights, Vasilisa and her siblings love to gather by the fire to listen to their nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, Vasya loves the story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon. Wise Russians fear him, for he claims unwary souls, and they honor the spirits that protect their homes from evil.

Then Vasya’s widowed father …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for Still Life by Louise Penny

Still LifeLouise Penny

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Great AloneKristin Hannah

In Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.

Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

Book cover for The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

The Simple WildK.A. Tucker

Calla Fletcher was two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when her father reaches out to inform her that his days are numbered, Calla knows that it’s time to make the …Show More ›View Price…Save to Wishlist

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