Our favourite winter reads to cuddle up with this Christmas!


Forget cocktails and heels, the key to a perfect winter night is a great book, a giant blanket and a cuppa.

We've put together a list of some of the best recently published ones that are well worth cosying up with on a cold Christmas night!

1. The One Plus One – Jojo Moyes
Jojo Moyes is well known for her weepy novels, and this story of a single mum trying to ensure her kids get the best start in life doesn't disappoint. Jess Thomas is tough as nails and won't take a handout from anyone – until her daughter's future is at stake. A charming and touching novel that'll have you hooked!


2. The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
Genetics professor Don Tillman figures that everything can be solved with mathematics – including his search for a wife. And so begins The Wife Project, which is going exactly as planned… until Don meets Rosie. A quirky and charming read that'll have you smiling from start to finish. 


3. The Woman Who Stole My Life – Marian Keyes
Marian Keyes is back on form with her latest novel, about mum-of-two Stella Sweeney whose struggle with a rare condition called Guillain-Barré syndrome ends up turning her life around. If you loved Watermelon, Rachel's Holiday and Marian's other earlier books, you'll be a big fan of this!


4. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is Donna Tartt's first book in eleven years, and it's a compelling read from start to finish. When 13-year-old Theo Decker's charmed life in Manhattan is turned upside down by a tragedy, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of his happy past – a painting that ends up leading him down a dark and dangerous path.


5. Leaving Time – Jodi Picoult
If you're looking for a book to devour over the Christmas holidays, look no further than Jodi Picoult's latest page turner, about teenager Jenna Metcalfe's search for her long-lost mother.


6. Not That Kind Of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned – Lena Dunham
If you're a fan of Girls' you'll feel instantly at home reading this collection of essays by the show's creator and star Lena Dunham. Some of the book's subject matter did stir up controversy (including Lena's account of a date rape in college) but it's worth reading yourself before deciding what you think!