4 Reasons We Need Cozies More Than Ever

Guest Post by author Wendy Heuvel 

2020 has been the year of challenges, changes and checkpoints. We’re finding ourselves in situations we’ve never experienced and the final outcome is still unknown.

During this unusual time, we’ve had to be creative in finding ways to deal with stress and isolation. Here are four reasons why reading cozy mysteries can help us defeat the monotonous routines we’re stuck in.

We Need Escape

Cozy mysteries help us escape into comforting small communities with cuddly animals, fun people, and exciting adventures. While many book genres can be read for escape, cozy mysteries are one of the best. Who doesn’t want to get away from 2020 and disappear into one of those cute little villages for a few hours? Sure, there might be a murderer around town, but we can live with that if we shop at the cute stores and visit the café.

We Need to Read About Normal Life

We may or may not live in a small town in real life, but one thing is for sure – we can relate to what life was like when we had tea with friends, went shopping without masks, and hung out with our co-workers after hours. It’s nice to be reminded of what life was, and hopefully will be again soon.

We Have More Time to Fill

With isolation, reduced work hours, less driving, and no gatherings – we have more time on our hands now than ever. It can be easy to fall into a pattern of sleeping in, binge-watching our favourite shows, or scrolling too long on social media. Reading a cozy mystery gives us a break from the mundane, while still allowing us to keep our pajamas on.

We Need to Laugh and Feel Good

Cozy mysteries are witty, funny, and full of quirky characters and pets. Who doesn’t need an extra laugh nowadays? Reading cozies is a great way to loosen up and enjoy life.

Looking to add a cozy to your reading pile? Wendy’s book, Fishers of Menace (Faith and Foils Cozy Mystery Series #1) released on August 4th. Go to her website for order links to your bookstore of choice.

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One person will receive a free e-book copy of Fishers of Menace.

Winner will be drawn on August 31, 2020.

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Katrina Powers
Katrina Powers
1 month ago

I think now is a perfect time to read cozies. They help escape right now.

Beth Medrano
Beth Medrano
1 month ago

This is very true! My cozies have been a great escape for me!

Nancy C
Nancy C
1 month ago

Love cozy mysteries. They are my favorite books to check out from the library and to read. I enjoy reading about the characters, the small town, and really look forward to a pet being an intricate part of the story.

Gayle B
1 month ago

All so true. Entertaining but nothing violent or creepy. 2020 has enough of that.

Kris Harn
Kris Harn
1 month ago

This whole article is so true!!! Finding about cozy mysteries during this pandemic has kept me sane!!!

Meghan Lewis
Meghan Lewis
1 month ago

Great article! I plan to cozy up with a cozy mystery this evening to relax before the work week starts again.

Peggy Rothschild
1 month ago

I agree wholeheartedly! Escaping to somewhere cozy is a real need in these strange times!

Kara Marks
Kara Marks
1 month ago

I think that cozies are perfect for this time. Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com