The weather has became noticeably chilly here in Australia. I’ve started arming myself with my favorite jacket and green scarf, around the house my feet are no longer bare but fitted with cute mismatching socks and tea is all the rage.
And I feel like reading novels that warm my heart and soul.
So today I have a few recommendations; a wonderful graphic novel full of charm, a cosy mystery novel and a novel that encourages a wistfulness for travel.
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 by Linda Medley
This is one of my favorite graphic novels of all time, a novel about a crumbling castle and its eccentric fairy tale creatures. Bearded nuns, a talking horse, a pregnant lady on the run, a green baby – a cast of characters you’ll adore. I loved the collection of stories about each of the characters histories and their lives within the castle. A charming novel that will only make your heart a little bit warmer.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce #1) by Alan Bradley
What would a cosy reads recommendations post be without a mystery? The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a quirky novel about a young aspiring chemist with a passion for poison and solving crimes. A little bit predictable but still held some pretty cool surprises, but it’ll be hard to not have your socks charmed off by Flavia de Luce, the little protagonist. And guess what?! It’s apart of a long series. Enjoy!
A Natural History of Dragons (Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan
I’ve talked about this series a few times on this blog – but if you are looking for smart, brave lady protagonist, this is a great series to dip your toe in. It’s a series about a woman and her travels abroad studying dragons in an inspired Victorian world. I adore, adore, adore this series and cannot wait for the 4th installment, In the Labyrinth of Drakes comes out in April.
So which cosy books would you recommend for a heat-starved little person in the chilly months of the year?