Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday Fives - November Reads

I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  Michelle over at Because Reading is Better Than Real Life   used to do a Five on Fridays that I always enjoyed and I've seen a few other variations on the theme.  As well I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd give start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much. Since today is the first Friday of November I'm looking at 5 books I'd like to read this month.  Since November is when it first starts getting a bit chilly and darker much earlier I'm looking at cozy books - the kind that just to be read while wrapped up in a soft blanket while sipping a cup of tea.

1.  The Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher - Pilcher might just be the coziest author to have ever existed and this is one that I remember enjoying though I haven't read it in years. 

2.  Q's Legacy: A Delightful Account of a Lifelong Love Affair with Books by Helene Hanff - 84, Charing Crossroads is one of my favorite books and I just discovered I had a copy of this book by Hanff on my shelves that I need to get to.

3.  The Unexpected Mrs. Polifax by Dorothy Gilman - I used to love Mrs. Polifax but it's been years and years since I've read any of them.  They're lots of fun and the coziest of mysteries. 

4.  Heartsong Cottage by Emily March - Emily March is one of the coziest of authors with lots of feel good stories mixed with a little bit of grit to keep it from being too sweet.

5.  To Scotland with Love by Patience Griffin - Is quilting in Scotland - does anything cozier exist? 

What cozy reads are you hoping to read this November?


  1. I like Emily March and Pilcher books too. Happy Friyay! RO

  2. Looking at the robin on the cover reminds me I need to put some cheese out for our garden robin! He LOVES extra mature cheddar!

  3. I haven't heard of any of these, but they all look like nice, cozy, November-y reads. Enjoy!

  4. I've been meaning to give the Scotland Patience Griffin books a try out because of the quilting. I fondly remember Winter Solstice and totally agree about Emily March books.

  5. I love Pilcher. Shell Seekers and Coming Home are my favorites by her.

    A book set in Scotland, sign me up!