All of us here at bookspry.com love to read (obviously!) and we’re constantly talking about our current favourite places to read. Sometimes it’s a new local cafe, sometimes it’s the bath, sometimes it’s the library or a quiet local bar, but at the end of the day, we all need a nice, cozy, reliable place to read at home. So! For that reason, we’re scouring this year’s Amazon Black Friday deals for things that will spruce up your home reading nook!
OK…admittedly this won’t make your actual reading area better…but it will make your preparation for reading better! It’s amazing how much nice equipment will improve your mental state. This kettle is fast, has great safety features (I always worry I don’t have enough water in the kettle) comes in a bunch of different colours, and looks fantastic. Being able to make a nice cup of tea while you’re reading is one of my favourite things.
I’m not sure anything lends adds to the “cozy” feel like something warm on your feet. One of our readers pointed out these wool socks (in a number of lovely colours) that are amazing for snuggling up on the couch with a book. Also on sale this Black Friday.
Ambiance! In my opinion, there are two major players in the reading nook ambiance game. Plants and lights. You need both, and you need them in the right combination to make the coziest possible reading nook. When it comes to plants, all you need is a couple of simple planters with some nice, robust indoor plants, and the nicest planters we’ve found so far this Black Friday season are these mid-century, clay planters. All it would take is a couple of these (plus plants!) and you’re well on your way.
Onto the lighting…we here at bookspry.com are always keeping our eyes open for candles and lighting solutions. We’ve been having “arguments” here about what light to have in a room when reading and honestly, sometimes we prefer the lighting a little darker than our eye doctors might recommend (Don’t do that!).
Step one…get one of those himalayan salt lamps! Aside from the numerous benefits these lamps are purported to give off, they do offer a lovely light and really help any room feel especially cozy. These ones are on sale now for black friday!
Struggling to think of what to cook this Thanksgiving? Looking for the foolproof cookie recipe to use for some holiday treats? The bookspry team brings you this year’s Holiday (Thanksgiving) Cookbook Recommendations!
These are all affordable, highly rated cookbooks that we love (for different reasons). There’s a little something for everyone in there, so check it out now.
5 Types of Holiday Cookbooks for 5 Types of People
Thanksgiving cooking can be stressful, but the right cookbook can make it a lot easier! We’re all different and it can be hard to find the right holiday cookbook for you. Here are five very different cookbooks to you find the right one for you:
For those on a restricted diet
Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion
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Danielle’s recipes are simple and her instructions are easy to follow. If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner and some of your guests have these dietary needs, then this book is for you. It’s a perfect introduction to tasty gluten-free cooking.
For the E-reader Cook
Thanksgiving Feast Recipes: The Ultimate Thanksgiving Cookbook / 150+ Delicious Family Holiday Recipes
by Hannah Abedikichi
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This e-book is great for anyone who uses their Kindle in the kitchen.
“The recipes are easy to understand and have ingredients that will be easy to find. I am planning on using a couple of them this Thanksgiving.” says one reviewer.
For the sweet tooth
The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars by America’s Test Kitchen
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Holiday cooking is more than just turkey and cranberry sauce. For those of us with a sweet tooth, the most important part of holiday cooking is all those delicious sweet treats. This is the time of year we can indulge without any guilt!
“I didn’t think the cookie could get much better than the recipe I had been using. I was wrong.” – says Leslie Kennedy.
For the Scientist
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
by J. Kenji López-Alt
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Because, despite what anyone else might say, the scientist-cook knows that cooking is basically chemistry. The scientist-cook just wishes that there was a cookbook that explains the science behind recipes, instead of just giving instructions!
Kenji is an MIT grad who’s turned his attention to culinary science because he understands your frustration. His American recipes make finickity recipes like Hollandaise sauce seem simple for the scientific mind.
For the Fun Loving Cook
From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen Hardcover
by Snoop Dogg
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Actually, this book is a twofer, because it’s also for the lovers of celebrity cookbooks. If you’re a fan of Snoop Dog, or Martha Stewart, then you’ve probably already seen some of the show ‘Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party’. If you haven’t then go and check it out now! It is hilarious! This book covers Snoops favorite foods, the sheer range of recipes in this book is amazing. There are recipes for fancy dishes like Lobster Thermidor to the best snacks for the munchies. Sure the recipes are great, but buy this for Snoop’s stories behind the recipes.
Thanksgiving is hurtling towards us, it’s only a few weeks away! It feels like summer has only just finished and now we’re already half-way through the fall! We here at bookspry need to get in the Thanksgiving spirit, and the best way to do that is, of course, to read a book! What’s better than a little Thanksgiving romance?
This is brother’s best friend romance currently has 4.4 stars on Amazon, so you know it’s going to be good! Callie is returning home for the holidays and meets up with the man that she used to have a crush on back when she was an awkward and clumsy teenager. Will her crush ever see her as anything more than his friend’s geeky younger sister? Maybe, with a little Thanksgiving luck!
With 4.8 stars on Amazon and 4.11 stars on Goodreads, you know this is going to be good! Yes it is a romance, but it’s also about a lone wolf Texas Ranger learning how to be a father at Thanksgiving.
This has 4.6 stars on Amazon and written by a USA Today bestselling author. Clover is going home for Thanksgiving, already dreading the yearly ritual of explaining to her family that she is still single. Rather than go through that once again she decides to take along a fake boyfriend. This year Thanksgiving is going to be STEAMY!
Thankful for You by ID Johnson
This book covers all your Thanksgiving romance book bases. Set over Thanksgiving (look at that cover!), highly rated, part of the Heartwarming Holidays Sweet Romance series. Note that this is a “clean” romance book. Which I think is perfect for Thanksgiving, even if you like things a little…naughtier, I think it’s nice to do some seasonal reading from time to time and this one fits the bill!
You probably have seen some of these “Cocky” books from Faleena Hopkins around. They’re very popular and tend to focus on very specific themes and topics…like Thanksgiving! This is part of a holiday themed series that Faleena has written and is receiving some great reviews. It’s short, sweet and really hits the Thanksgiving spot!
That’s it! There are lots more out there, but these are some of the best, most highly rated books you can find if you really want to get into the spirit of things this Thanksgiving!
If you think we missed anything, or have a book you think we should include, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We read every email we get.
the bookspry team
Just in time to pick up the books you want to read on your trip home (or to read while you’re locked in the bedroom pretending to be asleep), it’s bookspry.com’s Thanksgiving reading recommendations! We chose a mix of classic and modern books, that are all based on the Thanksgiving holidays themselves. Perfect for getting in the holiday spirit!