TTT #148 – Cozy, Wintry Reads

Posted December 11, 2018 by Lillian in Features / 5 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together

Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is a freebie so I thought I’d do last week’s topic which was “Cozy, Wintry Reads.” I love cupcake reads, you know the kind that you can devour in one sitting, leaves you smiling and satisfies your sweet tooth. Well most of the wintry reads I read fall into that category. When I’m looking for a wintry read, it’s usually a sweet contemporary romance that I can curl up and read in one sitting. Here are my top ten favorite cozy reads, in no particular order. As always, covers/titles link to Blog/Goodreads/Amazon(aff).

Top Ten Cozy/Wintry Reads

The Trouble with Christmas by Debbie Mason: I absolutely love this series set in a small town called Christmas. I’ve kind of read the series backwards, starting with number 5 Snowbound at Christmas, finishing the series and restarting with number one 😉 Each book is a standalone, and while characters from other books do pop up, you can read them in any order. 

The Lady and the Mountain Man by Misty M. Beller: I loved this book. It is so different from my normal reads. But I do have a soft spot for historical fiction. This is set during the Western Expansion. It is a sweet story that took me through a gamut of emotions. Be prepared!

Christmas in Good Hope by Cindy Kirk: Another sweet small town romance. I enjoyed this in one sitting. Ami and Beckett’s chemistry comes off the pages and will leave you smiling. 

The Christmas Bargain by Shanna Hatfield: I love this series! I’ve read the first three books and average at least one a year since I started it a few years back. Set in a small town during the turn of the century out West, it’s a sweet, historical romance.

Maybe This Christmas by Jennifer Snow: I read this last year and LOVED it! Who knew this girl that knows nothing about hockey would enjoy a book that centers on an injured hockey player? Well I did and I loved this friends turned lovers romance. It’s one of my favorite tropes. 

12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep: I read this last year and really enjoyed the author’s take on this Dicken’s classic. It was a fun, sweet read. I look forward to reading more of this series. 

Tim Cratchit’s Christmas Carol by Jim Piecuch: I adored this book. I love A Christmas Carol and when I first heard that a sequel had been written featuring tiny Tim as an adult, I knew I needed to read it. It didn’t disappoint. 

Just One of the Boys by Leah and Kate Rooper: Another hockey book, this time featuring a girl dressed as her twin brother playing hockey and falling for one of his teammates. I loved this!!! It was a fun, sweet read. 

Truth or Beard by Penny ReidOh the Winston brothers! I could seriously put any of the books on this list. While for the most part these are set in the fall, I had to add this one. It starts at Halloween and goes through Christmas. So perfect for this time of year. And it’s hilarious!

Backward Compatible by Sarah Daltry and Pete Clark: This book is one of my all-time favorites and a hidden gem. Set during winter break, two guys home from college encounter a girl at the midnight release of a game. The girl gets the game and the boys find themselves a new player. I LOVED this book! It is laugh-out-loud funny and adorably awkward at times. Add it to your reading list asap!

Your turn! What books are your favorite cozy, wintry reads? Share below

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5 responses to “TTT #148 – Cozy, Wintry Reads

  1. I loved Just One of the Boys and Truth or Beard!! Good unconventional choices!!

    I actually really enjoy holiday reads, and usually give them more leeway. You for Christmas by Madeline Ash was my fave from 2015 I think (currently free)… And Once Upon a Royal Christmas by Robin Beilman was my 2016 favourite. I don’t remember what my winner was last year. So far I’ve loved Dance All Night by Alexis Daria the most!
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    • Ooo….I’ll have to check those out. I’m a sucker for a good holiday romance. Pretty much if it can be a Hallmark movie I like it this time of year 😉