Books to Read for the Cozy Season


Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief

As winter break begins, use this extra time to grab a cup of hot chocolate, your softest blanket, and the following books to get into the cozy season!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This heart-wrenching novel follows the life of a German girl during the Holocaust. Narrated by ‘Death’, the book gives a grim description of the life of poor Germans and Jewish people in hiding. This historical fiction piece provides a dark yet thrilling read for a cozy night in!

Andrew’s Brain by E.L Doctorow
The stimulating, adventurous book follows the life of Andrew, a soul searching man, who seems to cause disasters in every situation he is put in. Throughout the book, Andrew confronts many of his underlying issues that come to light as he reflects on his life. This interesting book can be read all in one sitting.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
This novel eerily describes the savage murder of the Clutter family in a small town in Kansas. The author uses unsettling language that captures the horror of the gruesome murders. This book will leave you engrossed in the story of the Clutter family leading up to their death.

What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows by Nora Baskin
This lighthearted read, apart from the others, follows twelve-year-old Gabby who’s coming of age experience is leaving her lost and feeling alone. This along with her mother’s death, causes Gabby to lead a journey to discover herself.

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Go Ask Alice is a short, diary-style novel that follows the life of Alice. The novel takes you through her spiral into drug addiction and the situations she finds herself in through the years of her drug abuse. This heartbreaking yet engrossing piece gives insight into the terrifying issue of drug addiction.

The Woman Destroyed by Simone De Beauvoir
This literary classic explores three different stories of women who have past their exciting youth. They each face unexpected conflicts in their lives that describe the insights of women done by acclaimed philosopher Simone De Beauvoir.