Cosy Reads to Warm Your Heart

5 Apr 2020 United Kingdom

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Recently, all I've been wanting are books that I can cuddle up under a blanket with and get lost in. Whether it's a fluffy romance, a story of families or a beautiful friendship. So, I thought I'd share the perfect books that paired with pjs, blankets and hot chocolates you'll be able to get cosy and read! 

The Flatshare by Beth O'Reilly

This book follows Tiggy and Leon. While Tiffy is an assistant editor looking for a new place to stay, Leon works nights and is in need of some cash. While Leon only has a one-bed flat, their jobs mean they wouldn't be crossing paths - it will be Tiffy's during the evenings and weekends and Leon's during the day when he comes back from work. The perfect plan for flatmates who will never meet -right? 
As Tiffy muddles through a break-up and she uncovers more about Leon through post-its notes, we experience a lovely heart-warming story that doesn't go without substance. Friendships, breakups and, of course, romance, this will definitely have you swooning and laughing throughout.

 The Heart Stopper Series by Alice Oseman

I've already spoken about this in a favourites post, but it definitely has its place here. Charlie and Nick may go to the same school but it's only when they have a reshuffle of classes do they meet and immediately hit it off. 

It follows their relationship throughout the books drawing upon sexuality, discrimination and mental illness. A graphic novel that is way more than just pictures and you will be sure to devour in a short time. I can't wait to keep following the series! Beautiful illustrations and a lovely story to go alongside. 

The Proposal (The Wedding Date Series) by Jasmine Guillory

Another I've already featured in my 2019 favourites and slump-busting books. While this is the second book in the series, I didn't know this going into it and I don't think it took away from my reading experience and how much I enjoyed this book;  it can definitely be considered a stand-alone. 

Nikole heads to a Dodgers game with actor boyfriend of 5 months who she keeps thinking she should dump. It's here that she appears on the jumbo screen and he's down o one knee. At the same game are Carlos and his sister who see Nik in a crowd of disappointed fans and decide to help her out. As the proposal video goes viral, doctor Carlos seems to be helping Nik through the embarrassment which leads to Nik thinking maybe there's more between her and Carlos. 

This book had me laughing out loud and loving all the friendships, family dynamics and relationships mentions. Definitely a great poolside read but also one that curled up in bed you'll read and love in no time. 

Wonder by R.J Palacio

It's been years since I read this book but it's definitely one to stand the test of time. It's such a great family read that is so heartbreaking yet so uplifting all in one (and also has a great film adaptation which I watch continuously!). August Pullman was born with a facial difference that meant he didn't go to school until 5th grade. Now, in his first days at a new school, he just wants to be treated like everyone else but the school kids don't seem to have got the memo. We switch between perspectives of Auggies, his sister, his classmates as they tell the store of Auggie's time adjusting to school life. 

A book that anyone of any age will look and can learn from. With pure friendships and loving families, it's really worth the read. 

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Something a little different but still a heart-warming short read by Mitch Albom. Mitch always looked to his college professor Morrie Schwartz for support and guidance during his student. 20 years on, he tracks down his old professor after learning he was dying with the more neuron disease - ALS. He revisits the old professor like they did all those years ago, ever Tuesday for a new lesson on life and how to truly live. 

In all the Albom books I read, they always pull at my heartstrings; so heart-warming yet so heartbreaking. Such a unique way of telling you all about life that you should learn. 

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alir Saenz

I reviewed this way back int he day when that was a thing I did more often so definitely check out my full review from 2016(!?). To sum up, this book follows Aristotle and Dante who meet while at the local swimming pool one summer. They might be pretty different but both lonely boys, they start to spend more and more time with each other. It's a lovely story of friendship that I'm dying to now reread! 

Have you read any of these? Please share your own recommendations in the comments! 

Hope you're doing great, 
Sarah x 

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