The nights are drawing in, Christmas shopping has started and the number of celebs on Strictly is dwindling. As someone who loves all things summer and dreads the chill, I’ve been cultivating a cosy Hygge felling at home. From Woodwick candles that smell like a real log fire, to layers of warm blankets and twinkling fairy lights.
My reading pile is also turning festive and here are the wintery books I’m hoping to read in the run up to Christmas. From old favourites to new releases…
Bright Young Dead, Jessica Fellowes
The second in the Mitford Murder series, this book is a great way to fill the Downton shaped hole this festive season.
Beartown, Fredrick Backman
This crime thriller is set in wintry location and will be perfect for reading on a dark evening.
Howards End, E. M. Foster
I read this last winter and am looking forward to reading it again. I find the characters intriguing and love the way this book is written.
The Librarian, Salley Vickers
This novel is getting a lot of buzz and is part of the Waterstones books of the month for November. Apart from that, is there anything lovelier than a book set in a bookshop?
The Christmas Lights, Karen Swan
I’ve read other festive books by Karen Swan and this is definitely a Christmas read I want to add to my to-read pile this year.
This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland, Gretel Enrich
In my search for more travel memoir I discovered this book and I can’t wait to read. There’s something warming about reading books set in the chilly north and I’ve heard this book is beautifully written.
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