books that let you live your cottage-core dream

Cozy up, folks: it’s fall!

When I think of fall, I think of pretty warm colors, leaves going red, brown, yellow, I think of hot drinks, cozy blankets, and rain. I love fall! I really love the energy it gives off, a season between two where it is time to come back inside and enjoy the warm while it is beginning to get cold outside. And what better season than autumn to live your cottage-core dream?

I first heard of this term back in Spring, when Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released and Twitter went crazy with the cottage-core aesthetic. I’m not gonna lie: I am a cottage-core player myself. But what’s that barbaric term, you might ask? Well, friends, cottage-core is simply an Internet aesthetic that « celebrates a return to traditional skills and crafts such as foraging, baking, and pottery, and is related to similar nostalgic aesthetic movements such as grandmacore, farmcore, goblincore, and faeriecore« . We’re talking about cabins deep in the woods, vegetable gardens, nature and simplicity, mushrooms, foxes, bears, plaid, warm colors… The essence of fall.

So to celebrate fall, I wanted to do a little something: what better than share with you books that let you live a cottage-core life?

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Disclaimer: I haven’t read all of these books.
If I get it wrong somewhere, first of all I’m sorry, and please notify me.

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🌈✊🤝 the tea dragon society – katie o’neill
little women – louisa may alcott
silver in the wood – emily test
the sunday philosophy club – alexander mccall smith

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pilu of the woods – mai k. nguyen
the witch boy – molly ostertag
a sky painted gold – laura wood
the secret life of bees – alexander mccall smith

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nightlights – lorena alvarez gomez
among the beasts & briars – ashley poston
tuck everlasting – natalie babbitt
the moomins and the great flood – tove jansson

Do you know any books with cottage-core vibes?
What is your ultimate book for the fall?

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8 commentaires sur “books that let you live your cottage-core dream

  1. this is such an amazing recommendation list! i’d love to get my hands on the sequels of the tea dragon society. the witch boys looks cute too! and i’m so intrigued by among the beasts and briars!

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    1. thank you! i only read book one of the tea dragon society, book 2 is coming out next april in France and I can’t wait to read it too! Witch Boy is so cute too! (it’s by the wife of the she-ra’s creator, and I love this show too!)


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