Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Although reading about a competition that involves mass murder isn't typically considered to be all that cosy, THG does have some cosy qualities. I always associate this book to my friends and getting together with them for sleepovers and cinema trips. This book played such an important role in helping to define my reading style that it brings this sense of home and it's always good to go back to your roots when it comes to books. I haven't reread this series in a while, so I think I may have to pick them up again and then have a good old movie marathon. Nothing beats the feeling of friendship these books bring.
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Anne Shirley is one of the most exuberant protagonists you'll ever find in a book and she is the perfect person to curl up with on a wintery evening. The setting of Prince Edward Island also adds that extra sense of everyone really loving each other, and it truly feels like a close-knit community where everyone gets along. Anne's adventures are fun, bright and funny which makes them perfect for when you need to bring a little more colour into your life and need a little warming up. The friendship between Anne and Diana is so perfect and will remind you of your own childhood, probably and the fun you used to have.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
There is something so pure and warm about Rowell's books that I think each of them is a hug in a book. From emergency dance parties to reading aloud, Fangirl is the epitome of a cosy read - especially when it takes place in the autumn when everything is so fantastic in shades of brown. It's really a time when the world is in change and new things begin. Like school, but we won't dwell on the negatives. Cath truly does embody so many elements of the typical fangirl and even if you can't relate to her character 100% you'll still see part of yourself in her, I'm sure. If you've been through university I'm sure this will hold more nostalgia for you than it did for me, but either way, you'll love it.
There you have it! Four cosy reads to get you through the cold weather and into spring! I hope you decide to pick some of them up and I can't wait to hear what you think of them.