Cozy Listens

Now that the rush of the holidays is over, we look ahead to the rest of the winter, and all it brings. There are two types of people in this world. Those who find themselves born anew as the snow falls. They throw on that fisherman’s sweater and it’s like coming home, while fuzzy socks warm their feet and their frozen souls.

Then there are those who weep bitter tears at the mere smell of a flurry. As the wind chill drops, so too does their will to live; every gust an affront, their hearts freeze over, spirits devoid of joy. is all about bringing people together, and so we’d like to offer a way for both these types of people to enjoy a post-holiday hangover….cozily.

No matter which team you’re on, go grab a blankie, put on the kettle, and have a listen to any of these cozy listens. Nothing makes twilight snowfall more magical/bearable than one of the following audiobooks. And cocoa. With Whip.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold – Toshikazu Kawaguchi

What if you could travel through time and have a killer cup of coffee while you do it? In this charming Japanese novel, 4 characters get to do just that. Whether they want one more moment with a loved one who’s gone or hope for a redo with the one who got away, everyone will relate to the desire to go back and find a chance to do better.

But naturally, this is a time travel book, so there are RULES to follow when messing with space and time. Think Mitch Albom meets “Back to the Future” with a hefty dash of charm. This one will intrigue you and give you the warm and fuzzies while you listen.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V.E. Schwab

Ah, your classic Faustian bargain gone awry. What’s a Faustian Bargain you ask? 10 extra credit points if you figure it out. Anyway, We’ve got another time-bending tale that examines the true price of freedom, and immortality as both a blessing and a curse.

Oh, also, Addie won’t die, but everyone she meets will forget her. fast. Her family, friends, lovers…that’s gotta make Holidays awkward. This sweeping tale spans centuries as it asks us the true point of life and love, and how far we’ll go to keep them.

The Simplicity of Cider – Amy E. Reichert

This one is like listening to a cozy Hallmark movie. Love? Not for Sanna, thanks. She’s got an apple orchard to run and verbal barbs to practice…when she even bothers talking to anyone. She’s too prickly for that. And she has to think of the apples!

Enter hunky single dad Issac and son Bass (someone call the police because that name is a class A felony). Knowing the plot they’re probably clad in flannel. Or collared sweaters. Sanna never stood a chance. Listen as Sanna and Issac fall in sweet sweet love, and make sweet sweet cider.

Apples Never Fall – Liane Moriarty

Look! More apples! Very different listen!

We’ve got another one to save for a tea-filled chilly-day listen. This story centers around the 4 Delany siblings, their rivalries and struggles as a family unit, and then to top it off, their mom goes missing?! And naturally, the cops think their dad did it?!

No. The sibs do not accept this suspicion. They will solve mom’s disappearance themselves, while they confront hard truths about each other. Can they overcome family dynamics that have been at play since childhood to save their family? Listen and find out!

We hope these audiobooks helped to warm you up on these cooler days! Which one did you listen to this week?

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