Top Ten Cosy/Wintery Reads To Curl Up With

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s prompt is all about cosy reads. There’s nothing better than curling up when it’s cold outside, with a blanket and a warm drink. Perhaps the fire on too? Mm. I’m now dreaming of a snow day. These books are those that are good for reading in one sitting! They’re not necessarily deep reads, but they’re either heart-warming or atmospheric. Perfect for a cosy read, I say!

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!

The Snow Child

A perfect winter’s tale. 🙂 I really love this book and don’t see it around often enough for my liking!

Sister

I think this is an incredibly gripping read. Perfect for curling up with.

The Gift

This is one of my favourite books!

Let It Snow

I enjoyed these cute holiday romances.

Bittersweet

This sort of book is so easy to read all curled up and warm!

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

I wasn’t the biggest fan of all of these stories but there’s some good ones to get stuck into. That’s why I like anthologies.


A Christmas Carol

I think this book is perfect for near Christmas time!

Eleanor & Park

A book like this I could easily see being read in a day!

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

This book was so easy to read. It could easily be devoured within a few hours.

The Ice Twins

Thrillers are great to curl up with and this is a brilliant one!

What did you put on your list this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by.

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Top Ten Books I’d Encourage My (imaginary) Book Club To Read!

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club/If I Had A Book Club.

Books are in no particular order with book images going to the Goodreads page!

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The Memory Book Rowan Coleman- I have read this book recently and was, I admit, very hesitant to start it because it was compared to Me Before You. Me Before You (regular readers of my blog, you may fall asleep now…) is one of my favourite books of all time. I need not have worried though as I thought it was brilliant!

Lies We Tell OurselvesRobin Talley- Ooh, I loved this book. More people need to read it, so I’d definitely suggest it as a book club read!

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 Golden BoyAbigail Tarttelin– This book will appear on many more of my Top Ten lists. I can’t resist putting it on them. It’s an amazing, emotional read.

The MadnessAlison Rattle– Another book that I rave about whenever given chance. I love Alison Rattle’s writing. This book is so atmospheric and a stunning read!

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TroubleNon Pratt– This book was a stand out debut for me in 2014. I like Non’s incredibly sharp writing style!

Dear KillerKatherine Ewell– This book is the lowest rated book to appear on the list, but it’s such a thought provoking interesting read that I’d be intrigued to discuss it with others. I may not have liked this book as much as the others it shares the list with, but months on I’m still thinking about it.

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Something RealHeather Demetrios– I’m pretty sure my pupils change into love hearts when I think of this book. I’d have to share it with others to see if their feelings are mutual about it!

The Snow ChildEowyn Ivey– A charming book which I’d love more readers to discover!

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Me Before YouJojo Moyes– If I was publishing this list in order than this one would definitely be top. You’d HAVE to read it to be part of my book club! Ha! 😉

The HelpKathryn Stockett– A gorgeous book, beautifully written and so powerful. I LOVE IT!

I think my book club would be incredibly intense but an interesting, thought-provoking book club! What books would you like to discover with your book club? (imaginary book club or real!) Let me know! Please feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Books I Want To Reread (in an ideal world…)

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week the topic is Top Ten Books I Want To Reread. I don’t actually get to reread very often so this is definitely in an ideal situation!

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Click on the book title to get to Goodreads!

The Help– Kathryn Stockett- Easily one of my favourite books. I wish I could find time to read it!

Golden Boy– Abigail Tarttelin- One of the most powerful books I’ve read in a long time!

Me Before You– Jojo Moyes- I could have just called this list ‘Chrissi’s favourites…’

The Bronze Horseman– Paullina Simons- A beautiful book, but it’s quite a commitment to re-read.

The Book Thief– Markus Zusak- I love this book. I hope at some point I can re-read it.

Something Real– Heather Demetrios- Another great book that came out this year. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book!

Eleanor & Park– Rainbow Rowell- Easily my favourite Rainbow Rowell book!

A Room Full of Chocolate– Jane Elson- I may potentially read this to my future class so perhaps I will get a chance to re-read it in the future.

The Snow Child– Eowyn Ivy- I absolutely loved this book and would love to revisit it.

The Reason I Jump– Naoki Higashida- This book opened my eyes. I do see it as a book I’ll revisit.

Are any of these books on your TBR list or re-read list? Feel free to link me to your posts so I can have a nosey at what you want to re-read!

Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read. I’ve had to really think about this topic! It’s fun to go through the books I have read. Thank God for Goodreads!

Click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page!

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Bird by Crystal Chan was a unique read for me because there was just something incredibly beautiful about the writing. The writing immediately pulled me in and didn’t let go until I had finished reading.

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I hadn’t really heard much about The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker until my sister bought it for me when she was on holiday.  This is another book with beautiful writing. Once you get used to the writing style, you’re completely drawn in.

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This is such a unique read. The hardback cover I read has beautiful silver page ages. I’m a sucker for a beautiful book, both in appearance and inside. I loved the story.

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Ah, I loved The Boy With The Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu. It’s a quick, fairy-tale esque read.

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I thoroughly enjoyed The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Another fairy-tale book, with stunning writing. It’s intriguing and easy to read.

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I was surprised that I enjoyed Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn so much.  I haven’t seen much middle ground surrounding this book. I think you either love it or hate it. I loved that this book confused me. It wasn’t straight forward. I hate being confused by a book, yet still utterly love it. That’s why this was a unique read for me.

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This is such a weird book. Really weird. It’s actually really gross in sections. Dan Rhodes is certainly a unique writer.

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I thought The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender  was a really well written book. The reason why I’ve listed it as unique is because of the wonderful title and it’s slight quirkiness/oddness!

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The Girl On Paper by Guillame Musso is a fantastic book. Please don’t be put off by this cover! This book was strange to start with but it became such a wonderful story. One that I could definitely pull some amazing quotes out of about reading.

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It had to be done. The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin is one of the most unique series I’ve read. It completely messed with my mind. I NEED to know what happened. I NEED the last book in the series. I think it’s my most anticipated end book of the series so far!

What are your Top Ten Unique Reads? Please feel free to leave your link to your posts and I’ll come and visit your blog. I can’t wait to see what other quirky/unique reads are out there!