Cosy Reads for Snowy Days

As I type, it is snowing and it's coming down thick and fast. It's March tomorrow!! I keep going over to the window and smiling, there is something so magical about snow. Especially in London, which normally finds itself left out when it comes to proper snow. 

So I thought I would throw together some ideas for a few books that will keep you entertained and cosy inside as the flakes fall down outside. So get ordering, gather the blankets, make yourself a pot of tea/hot chocolate and hunker down. 

  • Case Histories, Kate Atkinson - it's always hard to choose one Kate Atkinson and I've talked about two of her most well known novels before but if you are looking for a new series to start then I couldn't recommend the Jackson Brodie novels more. Case Histories is the first book. Detective novels that are more about the human consequences than the who dunnit. 
  • Tulip Fever, Deborah Moggach - if you love historical novels then this is for you. Amsterdam in the 1600's is the picturesque setting for this book. It's all about tulips and secret love. The film is also very good with a great cast including Judi Dench and Alicia Vikander. The press hated the film but any period drama fan will not. 
  • City On Fire, Garth Risk Hallberg - this is a door stopper of a book, so if you want to really hunker down and immerse yourself for the whole weekend then this is ideal. All centered around a shooting in Central Park on New Years Eve and the nine lives that are connected to it. 
  • Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan - And if it is pure escapism that you are after then Kevin Kwan's stories are just that. This nose dives into the rich elite world of Asian socialites. It's outrageous and opulent, take it with a pinch of salt and you'll enjoy it all the more. 

Stay warm everyone!!