Mony just sent me this very sweet list for us to pick and choose from that might just do the trick in helping us escape our current reality. Some super-sexy, some warm and comforting and some just plain ol’ fun (and she categorizes them too, in case you’re in the mood for exactly “that”)!!
I love this idea, and there are a bunch in her list that rocked my world, so I’m anxious to try her other favorites. And I’m anxious for YOUR lists, too. Let’s add ’em!
Having time on my hands now that we’re self-isolating for coronavirus in Canada, I started working on a little book project.
I pulled together what I call my “feels like a cozy blanket” books that I read when I’m trying to go into zen mode and forget the world for a bit.
Not sure whether others might be interested in sharing their book lists too. And what about you? I’d really love to see what everyone reads!
Last note – thank goodness for the internet and electronic books right now, eh? – that’s Canadian talk 🙂
Keep ‘em coming Maryse!
Mony’s: My Top Ten “Feels like a Cozy Blanket” Books (in no particular order)
- Manwhore (The Manwhore Series Book 1) by K. Evans <— (Malcolm Saint – THE all-time Manwhore)
JulieO: I loved the MANWHORE series. When Saint falls he falls hard!!
- Beautiful Disaster: A Novel by Jamie McGuire <— (BAD boy / Best book boyfriend)
- Enemies by Tijan <— (HOT jock / slow burn enemies-to-lovers)
- Fall (VIP Book 3) by Kristen Callihan <— (Jax, lead singer – Great ice cream scene)
- Mystery Man (The Dream Man Series Book 1) by Kristen Ashley <— (Hawk – THE top Alpha Male dog)
- Teardrop Shot: A Friends to Lovers Sports Romance by Tijan <— (Thoughtful / Best book JOCK boyfriend)
- It’s in His Kiss (Lucky Harbor Book 10) by Jill Shalvis <— (Sam – Hot SURFER dude / quirky slow burn)
- Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley <— (Lee, Eddy, Luke – THE best alpha guys)
- Burning Dawn (Angels of the Dark Book 3) by Gena Showalter <— (Thane – HOT dark angel / Very Sassy girl)
- Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Morning <— (Dageus – THE sexiest Scot)
Kim (Northernstar): On day seven of self-isolation after an international trip. 🙂 Oh, quite a few of my fav’s in Mony’s list and some new ones too. Here are a few of my go to “cozy books:
- The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil Series Book 1) by Kristen Ashley – (wonderful quirky h and hot Johnny Gamble)
- The Bride Test by Helen Hoang ( Khai Diep – H learns to love)
- From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata ( Ivan – enemies to lovers / very slow burn)
- The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott (beautiful love story)
- Tied (All Torn Up Book 2) by Carina Cole ( Sexy older man)
Ann: I was thinking yesterday that our world reality will end up as a remote romance, can’t you just imagine someone in isolation and befriended online, or someone stuck in another country?
Here’s my personal 5 star lose all track of time and reality books. I’m sure there’s lots of others that I’ve 5 starred that are worthy of your list, these are the books I reach for when I’m in a book slump, the ones I remember even years later.
- The Wall of Winnipeg and Me and Wait for It, by Mariana Zaparta. Also every other book that she’s written because really they’re all great books that totally absorb all your attention. 🤗
- On the Island: A Novel by Tracey Garvis Graves.
- Managed (VIP Book 2) by Kristen Callihan.
- The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristen Hannah.
- Not You It’s Me (A Boston Love Story Book 1) by Julie Johnson. Uncharted: a survival love story was great also
- Detained by Ainslie Paton, actually a few of Ainslie’s “Unsuitable“ and “Incapable (Love Triumphs Book 3)” as well.
- Anything by K A Tucker but especially “Until It Fades: A Novel”.
Maryse: Ann this is crazy!!!! I hand wrote my list on a sticky note yesterday as book came to mind, and YOUR list is MY list for the most part except a couple that I haven’t read yet, which means OMG I’M GOING TO LOVE THEM!!!!
Jan: Mony, I love your idea. Ann, I’d totally add Kulti to your list of Mariana Zapata books. One of the greatest heroines ever. Love that book. Hmm, what else would be on my list of cosy escape comfort books?
Well, I’d happily reread any of these:
- Carry the World by Susan Fanetti
- LaVyrle Spencer historicals like Years, or Hummingbird
- Lisa Kleypas historical series, like the Wallflowers or the Ravenels.
- Wizard of Earthsea fantasy series by Ursula K LeGuin
- Comfort romances like Katy Regnery’s The English Brothers
- The Beautiful series by Christina Lauren for something a bit sexier
I think if we get confined to home here in Australia I will be doing lots of rereading of old favs. I agree with the suggestions of some of those older Kristen Ashleys etc too.