It’s pretty much tradition for me to write an early winter Book Riot post about warm, cozy things that a winter-hating reader can snuggle up in to read/hibernate until spring thaw.
Screw just wearing comfy clothing, I need to full-on burrito myself in the ultimate bookish cold weather accessory. Because it’s winter, so anything other than reading in a warm nest of soft angel clouds sounds unbearable.
Bring on the bookish blankets.
I love this bookish blanket – technically a bookish duvet cover, although I do believe it’s also available as a throw. It’s just begging for you to read in it. Or on it. Or near it.
This is the blanket is the same one currently stashed in my own reading nook. I recommend it highly.
I love that it has the actual text on the front rather than just an image of the cover and I can personally attest to the fact that it’s extraordinarily comfortable. It’s a small blanket – more lap than full body – but it has a wonderful weight to it and just the right amount of stretch.
Book people and cat people are often the same people. Cats make me sneeze like my own nose is trying to kill me, but I’m a big fan of the idea of them. Therefore: I think this blanket is delightful. Look at the kitty! He just wants to read.
If the previous cat blanket was too mundane for you, I present this one as an alternative:
I legitimately want this bookish blanket for my own reading nook (sorry, Pride and Prejudice blanket). It’s colorful, interesting, AND features the exact version of Anne of Green Gables that I grew up with. It’s also thick fleece on the back, so I think it’s likely to be veeeery soft.
If you like the idea of this one but the design doesn’t quite do it for you, here’s a similar-feeling alternative from the same seller with covers instead of spines.
If I were a quilter, I would probably also want to make a giant, rectangular cartoon-ish Harry Potter quilt. It’s pretty adorable, isn’t it?
Here’s a link to another HP inspired quilt – a more serious one, with the Hogwarts crest and a design of the house colors.
I think this Peter Pan blanket is so peaceful. I love that it’s not a visual from a movie.
If you need me to tell you why this Goodnight Sloth blanket is amazing, I cannot help you.
Now, there are a lot of cool bookish blankets in this post, but I’m going to come right out and declare this one the best. It’s a custom-made bookshelf quilt that the artist will create to your specifications in order to reflect the items on your own bookshelf.
I know. The coolest, right?
One or two of these bookish blankets, and you’ll be all set with the perfect reading nest until the world becomes warm and habitable once again in the spring.
That’s my plan, anyway.