#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!
I hope you’ve had a great Monday so far. I’m currently sitting at my son’s soccer practice and enjoying the beautiful weather. We’re at the beginning of Fall, so it’s not too cold and not too warm. Just perfect! Soon, we’re gonna get into the colder weather, though, and that means cozy times. Which makes today’s 5 On My TBR topic very apropos because we’re talking all about cozy books!
I do love a cozy read, so I have quite a few on my TBR. It made picking just five quite a chore, but I got there! So let’s jump on in.
#1. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
I figured I would start with a classic. If this book is anything like the movie I loved as a kid, then it is the definition of ‘cozy’. I loved this movie when I was a kid and I watched it whenever I needed cheering up. That is part of what makes a book cozy to me, so I’m hoping this one has that same feel.
#2. A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers
Becky Chambers is one of the authors I immediately think of when I think of cozy reads. The first book in this series features a tea monk that travels around bringing comfort to people. It was one of the coziest books I’ve read in awhile! I’m hoping that this book is more of the same. I really need to get to this one soon because I’m in the mood for a book that’s gonna give me all the good feels.
#3. Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend
Middle grade novels are usually a go-to when I want a cozy read. And this is a series that I really need to continue! I absolutely loved the first book in this magical series, Nevermoor, and I can’t wait to go back to this world. The hotel is filled with coziness (and some less cozy things), the cast of characters are incredible, and the magic is intriguing. I’m eager to get back to this!
#4. Well Played by Jen DeLuca
I don’t think of all romances as ‘cozy’, but Jen DeLuca’s Well Met series has an aspect that puts my cozy vibes in high gear: Reniassance faires! Ren faires are my happy place (outside of a bookstore/library), so I instantly feel cozy reading about them. Adding in a cute and usually steamy romance just makes it that much better. This is also another series that I seriously need to continue!
#5. A Taste of Magic by J. Elle
Gonna round out the list with another middle grade! This book features literal Black Girl Magic and sounds like it’ll be a fun (and cozy!) read. Plus, there’s a baking competition and my brand of coziness always comes with sweets 😁 I enjoyed this author’s YA series, so I’m excited to see her flex in the middle grade arena. Also, this cover is freakin’ incredible!
What are some cozy books on your TBR? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!