Books to Curl Up With on a Winter's Day

We read no matter what the weather's like, but some books are just made to curl up with during the cold Canadian winters. 


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

My favourite book of all time can always make me feel nice and warm on a cold winter's day. It doesn't matter how many times I read it, I will always find something new to appreciate and laugh out loud at. 

New York Times Magazine

Not technically a book, but my main source of reading lately is diving into my pile of New York Times Magazines. I love the long-form articles and it can be nice to still be informed but not be completely overwhelmed and depressed were I to dive into the newspaper counterpart.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

There's nothing quite like a steaming mug of tea or coffee and being bundled up reading a classic. Whether it's Jane Austen or Jane Eyre, there's a certain delight from reading a good, old book on a cold, blustery day.



The Buckshaw Chronicles - Alan Bradley

There's something about Alan Bradley's precocious 12 year old protagonist Flavia de Luce that makes me think of the winter. They could be considered cozy mysteries, and Flavia will make you laugh and (sometimes) cry and overall leave you with a warm feeling. 

The Parasol Protectorate - Gail Carriger

I've only read the first two books so far, but Gail Carriger's supernatural series is charming fluff that will keep you entertained despite the blizzard going on outside your window. Grab a nice cup of tea and settle down on your comfiest couch for a fun frolic with Alexia Tarabotti and her werewolf-y friends. 

Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie

I believe it takes place around Christmas time, but, either way, there's something so winter about Peter Pan. It's a straight up dose of escapism (heck yeah, I want to go to Neverland!), and I personally find children's books so soothing during the cold months (actually, I read children's books year round, but winter always seems like a good time to revisit old favourites).