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A Winter Guide for Your Literary Escape

Cozy Cabin Reads: A Winter Guide for Your Literary Escape

As winter blankets the world in a serene hush, there’s no better gift than the joy of a captivating book paired with the warmth of an off-grid cabin in the woods.

Embrace the magic of the season with our curated list of the best books to read this winter, creating the perfect literary companions for your secluded retreat or ticking off all the names on your holiday shopping list!


Perfect paired with a remote cabin where no one can hear you laugh, gasp, or scream

In this blockbuster novel from the bestselling author of Babel, literary sensation Juniper Song is not who she says she is: she didn’t write the book she claims she wrote, and she is most certainly not Asian American.

With its totally immersive first-person voice, reading Yellowface feels like watching a trainwreck unfold at breakneck speed and all you can do is sit back and marvel at how far off the rails it has gone. It’s fierce, it’s unapologetic, and it’s R. F. Kuang at her very best.

THE BOOK CLUB HOTEL by Sarah Morgan:

Best enjoyed in a cabin that neighbours your friend’s. See our grouped cabins here to plan your next book club getaway!

Make this holiday season the start of a whole new chapter with your friends by your side and a good book in hand. Perfect for fans of Jennifer Weiner and Susan Wiggs, The Book Club Hotel is a heartfelt exploration of change set in the coziest winter destination during the most enchanting time of the year.

THE MANOR HOUSE by Gilly Macmillan

Suited for a cabin deep in the woods where your imagination can run wild. Explore our most remote cabins.

While we talk about how great it would be to win the lottery, Gilly Macmillan reminds us to be careful what we wish for in her new domestic suspense, The Manor House, where dreams become nightmares and the people you think you can trust show their true colours.

MY EFFIN’ LIFE by Geddy Lee

Ideally suited to a tiny cabin where you can really pump the tunes and dance in the kitchen.

Crank the volume and get ready to rock with the highly anticipated memoir from the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Rush bassist, Geddy Lee. With never-before-seen photos, behind-the-scenes insights, and Geddy’s signature humour, this book is perfect afternoon reading for any music lover.

BEFORE THE COFFEE GETS COLD by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Pairs well with a hot drink and cozy blanket in a magical cabin in the woods.

What would you change if you could travel back in time? Brew yourself a warm beverage, grab a tissue box (yes, this one will probably make you cry) and journey to an extraordinary café, where the service may not be quick, but the opportunities are endless… just make sure you return before your coffee gets cold.

A HOLLY JOLLY EVER AFTER by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone

Perfectly matched with a small-town outing giving those Christmas Hallmark feelings. Our Lanark County Cabins are situated nextdoor to postcard perfect Perth, ON for your own holiday meet-cute.

Do you ever wish that the holiday movies on the Hallmark channel would spice things up a bit? Enter: A Holly Jolly Ever After, a steamy rom-com about an actress and a perpetually single former boy-band member reunited as costars on a steamy holiday film. 

Pairing the perfect book with your cabin retreat can elevate your rustic getaway. Whether you seek enthralling tales, heartwarming stories, or intellectual mysteries, these selections offer the perfect guide for your winter literary escape.

So, stock up on your favourite hot beverages, snuggle into a warm blanket, and let the pages of these must-read books transport you to worlds where winter magic comes alive. Happy reading! 📚✨

Written by Kristina Jagger with Harper Collins Canada and Sarah Vander Zaag