Happy National Kitten Day! We could think of no better way to honor our furry cat friends than to recommend five books that will make you feel warm and fuzzy.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Yes, it’s cliché, but you have to admit reading any of the books in the series really is like coming home again. Even though there is plenty of danger in the wizarding world, the warmth of both magic and friends never ceases to hit right when you need it to. It gives the feeling of having a warm quilt laid over you and a cup of tea in your hands, or of course, a cat on your lap.
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell you She’s Sorry by Frederik Backman
A story about a granddaughter’s relationship with her grandmother, who then passes away but leads her on an adventure of righting all the wrongs her grandmother did not have the time to amend. However, it is seen through the eyes of a child with no shortage of imagination, thus reminding the reader that yes life can be hard and confusing, but there is no shortage of magic if you have the courage to look hard enough.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is the epitome of a comfy and cozy read. A story about four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, and their journey into adulthood with a mix of the hard, the tearful, as well as the joyous and love-filled moments of each of their lives.
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
A beautiful book about the lessons that nature can teach us and the gifts that it provides us with. Robin Wall Kimmerer uses her knowledge as an indigenous scientist and invites the reader to slow down and understand nature as a living, breathing pulse that we are all a part of. Not only seeking out what we can gain from nature but what we can offer it in return. A mesmerizing and transcending, yet comforting read about the power of thoughtfulness and kindness to our surroundings.
Sherlock Holmes stories by SIR Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes isn’t the most likable character, but there is something so relaxing about popping in on one of his cases. It almost feels like you are returning to old friends, Sherlock with his cranky outbursts and absurd and impossible behavior, and Watson, the logical one that reigns everything into an orderly fashion. You know what to expect each time, and since it is made up of a series of individual stories, there is no pressure to keep up with a storyline. Instead, you can pick and choose what stories you’re are in the mood for and dive in.