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13 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter

It’s December and winter is officially banging our doors. While we are bound to have bouts of boredom and are tempted to veg out all day, I love this season. Because after all, winter is the best time to cozy up with a good book. There are many shows these days which you can binge-watch on Netflix. But I would always prefer a good book over TV shows any day.

So, let’s hold on to this excuse to stay in and read some great books. Here are my Favorite Winter Reads.

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13 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter

1.Harry Potter Series: Let’s begin with the obvious – Harry Potter Series! I re-read the series almost every year and this year too, I am doing the same. Right now I’m reading the Goblet of Fire, a book which I believe, is the turning point in the HP Series. It’s fun for the most part with Professor McGonagall’s ‘babbling bumbling band of buffoons’, the Yule Ball and of course, the Triwizard Tournament. But this book is also when we are hit with the death of one of our favorite characters and Lord Voldemort comes to power.

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A post shared by Mufasa | Golden Retriever (@muffytales) on A Christmas Carol: A Charles Dickens novel is a must during Christmas and which better than the most popular, A Christmas Carol? I miss my Mom’s copy of the book and I wish I could have it right now for a re-read.

2. The Chronicles of Narnia: Epic battle between the good and evil, fantastic creatures and humans above all, the Chronicles of Narnia makes it for a great Winter Read.

3. The Winternight Trilogy: The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden is yet another series of adult historical fantasy novels. The books The Bear and The Nightingale and The Girl in The Tower are already popular in Goodreads and the third book The Winter of the Witch is set to release in January 2019. This trilogy is Vasya Petrovna’s wondrous journey, who battles enemies, both mortal and magical to save Russia. It is a fairytale with magic, romance, feminism, destiny and what not!

| Buy The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy)


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4. The Night Circus: or Le Cirque des Rêves is only open at night and it arrives unannounced. And this is battle of magic between Celia and Marco. It’s no ordinary battle for the contestants doesn’t know the rules or how the victory is determined. Hooked? Perfect. Grab that peppermint tea and start reading!

| Buy The Night Circus (Vintage Magic)

5. The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered all the Rings of Power, by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. Get a Middle Earth scented candle and start reading?

6. The Gift: If you could wish for one gift this Christmas, what would it be? Cecelia Ahern’s magical world of ‘The Gift’ is a beautiful book to devour.

7. Classics: Pick any Classics -be it a Shakespearean Drama or Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice or Gone with the Wind this winter! They deserve our love.


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8. Wonder Woman: Or any Superhero book, for that matter! The adrenaline rush is just what you need this winter. Wonder woman, the book is entirely different from the movie. So, that itself calls for a read. I loved the movie more, which happens only once in a blue moon though. Anyway, my current read is Catwoman and I’m liking what I’m reading.

| Buy Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons series) 


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9. Chocolat: Vianne Rocher and her daughter Anouk opens a chocolaterie—La Céleste Praline, which is on the square opposite the church. However, this happens during the traditional season of fasting and self-denial, and the church sees this chocolate indulgence as a sin. The chocolate descriptions make you yearn for them and you are going to love reading this book!


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10. A Game of Thrones: One day you ought to finish reading those big giant books, alright! I have read the entire series (uptil whatever GRRM wrote and I have no idea when he is planning to finish with the series. But oh, a new book – Fire and Blood has been released, an independent read on the history of Targareans and Daenery’s dragons). So, it’s a good time to re-read the books especially since the T.V> series is coming to an end. 

| Buy Fire and Blood: A History of the Targaryen Kings from Aegon the Conqueror to Aegon III as scribed by Archmaester Gyldayn


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11. And Then There were None: My favorite Agatha Christie novel, this book is perfect for a winter read! Who doesn’t love murder mysteries? So, raid your bookshelf and take out all the mystery books to devour. The weather helps with the chills!

12. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Another fantastic thriller recommendation for you to pick up this season. Translated from Swedish, this book has an impressive set of characters and an intriguing plot. A girl goes missing and the investigation results in unearthing serial murders, corporate trickery, and financial fraud. The book is controversial and has received many whiplashes, however, it is worth picking up.

13. Circe: Circe by Madelline Miller took the bookstagram by a storm upon its release. There are many who swears by it and I have just picked up the book for December read. With the Odyssey as a backdrop, this is Circe’s story, the beautiful enchantress and Goddess and her relationship with Gods and Men. I would love it if we could do a read-along for this book. Click the below Instagram account @muffytales to know the dates! Join in, it would be fun!

| Buy Circe: The Sunday Times Bestseller


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That’s all for now, folks!

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