colsie (kol-zee) / origin: Old Scots for ‘cosy'
Welcome to our first ever Colsie Book Club. The first rule about the book club is: share all your favourite reads with the Book Club, and no judgment if it turns out you're just having more of a picture book kind of day. Magazines totally count if you need them to. The second rule of the book club: a hot beverage is a necessity. The third rule of the book club is: comfy waistbands only. That can mean cute pyjamas or your 10 year old bobbly joggers, but is there a worse tragedy than when you sit down with your tea in your favourite corner for a would-be colsie moment, and the only thing you can think about is the button digging into your tummy on your too-tight jeans? We think not.
We asked, you answered!
A few months ago on Instagram, we asked what your favourite reads are for feeling calm and got a lot of great responses (we love when you guys do that). With nights drawing darker and temperatures slowly dropping, when better to share the list of reads that you shared with us? So here is our first-ever Colsie Book Club list, made by you.
From fantasy to reality to I'm-not-crying-you're-crying love stories, you guys have great taste. Check out the list below to find a new read this Autumn.
The Series (because how can you pick just one?)
The timeless classic to sink your teeth into
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Little Women by Louise May Alcott
- Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte “Acton Bell”
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
For when you need a little cry
- The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffengger
- Normal People by Sally Rooney
- Still Me by Jojo Moyes
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Something a bit more real
- This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay
- The New Homesteader by Bella and Nick Ivins
- Idiot Verse by Keaton Henson
We love that reading can serve different purposes for different seasons of life. Whether you're looking to learn something new and challenge yourself or escape for a while, and a book & blanket is our favourite way to switch off for a while. And please, leave all your recommendations in the comments section below.
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