5 Books for Cozy Winter Nights

Winter is here and in full swing. With forecast of rain or snow for days, I compiled this list for cozy winter nights in. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy a good book, cup of tea, and enjoying the crackling of the wood in the fireplace. I chose 5 books that span interests and will be sure to be the perfect addition to your current reading list.

Keep reading for my top 5 picks after the jump!

Persuasion by Jane Austen:

This book is a favorite classic and one I have loved since university. I’ve come to love a good romance and Jane Austen’s Persuasion finds where many of us have once been. Looking to direction in life, pleasing others around her, the protagonist of this book finds herself torn and often persuaded to suit the pleas of others rather than the love and truest desire of her heart. As I first read this book, it was one that resonated with life in me, my season at the time, and could find my own journey in the pages of this book, line-by-line. Since the first time I encountered this piece of classic literature, it has forever remained a favorite.

Simply Styling

Need some inspiration for your home? This book is perfect for the basics of styling, and will provide vision for what your home can be. I find the winter months are perfect for tackling home renovations, spring cleaning, organization, and long-term projects. This book will keep you motivated and provide direction for any DIYs you might tackle.

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Brene Brown has become a household favorite. From a sociological perspective, she lays a solid groundwork for shame and vulnerability. Most known for her talks on TED, this is the first book she released and is the best place to start when it comes to body of work. I recommend reading this one with a journal in hand, giving your mind plenty of space to process.

In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney

Celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit, rise of creative business, and the beauty of femininity, this book highlights over 100 women and their success stories. As you read you will unfold story, find inspiration, and feel proud of the women who have created against all odds. The perfect addition to your coffee table or for pouring over for hours on end.

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

It’s no surprise to find this piece of nonfiction on my list. I love building a home that continually tells a story. As an avid fan of the show Fixer Upper, I love this couple, the inspiration and tenacity that they bring to any aspect of life. It isn’t a surprise that I couldn’t put this book down. An easy read, it’s perfect for evenings by the fire and snuggling underneath a cozy blanket.

What’s on your reading list this winter?


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