Show Us Your Books: The Year of Cozy

Posted July 10, 2018 by shooting in Book Review / 51 Comments

It’s time for another Show Us Your Books with Jana and Steph!

Today I’m going to share one book review, but I do have some other book reviews that I’ve posted since the last Show Us Your Books and I want to make sure you can find those too, so here’s the links:

The Hound of the Baskervilles – A Graphic Novel: Book review 

Running With Lions by Julian Winters: Book review

The Blueprint by S.E. Harmon: Book review

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The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, and Other Homemade Adventures by Adrianna Adarme

Review by Lauren

source: personal copy; all opinions are my own

Official Summary (add to Goodreads)From the author of the popular blog, A Cozy Kitchen, comes a beautifully photographed one-stop-shop book with all the recipes and projects you’ll need for some cozy inspiration this holiday season—and all year long. You’ll love Adrianna Adarme’s easy-to-follow instructions and will enjoy getting lost in her warm and comforting photographs. Organized by the months of the year and by categories as “Live,” “Do,” and “Make, ” this book offers ideas for activities, recipes, and DIY projects that make the little moments in life just as exciting as the big.

Review: I’m not familiar with Adarme’s blog, but I had seen this book around for a long time so I was really excited when I was finally gifted a copy. I had initially started this book late last year/early this year but I finally read the majority of it last month and it’s definitely one to keep on the shelves. The book is broken into seasons, and then into categories like “Live” and “Make.” I’m someone who likes to really celebrate and appreciate each season in the year, and I’m lucky to live somewhere that (mostly) has all four seasons, so I really love the idea behind this book. There are recipes, crafts and other DIYs, and even just ideas of things to do and experience whether it’s Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall.

I did really appreciate that the recipes and DIYs weren’t all really difficult. I’m not the best cook, so I can’t say I’ll be trying to make many of the recipes – but I am pretty curious about some of the crafts/DIYs, and I like when they seem fairly simple to pull off! I might like being artsy, but that doesn’t mean I have a ton of talent in it. Adarme has a fun, easy-to-read writing style, which makes me understand just one reason she’s a popular blogger. I’d definitely recommend checking out The Year of Cozy; it would make a fantastic gift too!

51 responses to “Show Us Your Books: The Year of Cozy

  1. Jen

    I’m not artsy or really good at practical things. I have tried baking and I can bake scones and cookies and tarts/mince pies. I’d love to be able to make things, I try every no and then. My attempt at making Christmas tree ornaments sewing felt to make gingerbread men was ok. Clumsy and childish but my boyfriend refuses to let me bin them and puts them on the tree every year. I wish someone who isn’t good at these crafty things would write a blog to make us feel better 😂 I still continue to try. My cooking isn’t so bad but I think I lack patience

  2. I have never heard of this book. As someone who is also lucky enough to live where there are four seasons, it sounds interesting!

  3. This sounds like an interesting book. I like being able to find books that are easy to navigate (which this sounds like being divided up into seasons). And finding new things to do in each season is always a plus.

  4. I think I’ll be adding this book to my reading list. I love to DIY, sometimes it works out but other times not so much. Either way though it’s still fun to try.

  5. I absolutely love lifestyle books Lauren, those that have a little of everything. Design, recipes, craft. I haven’t heard of this one either but will be asking at my local bookstore. And your creations are wonderful Lauren! From your journalling to art with your dear mum, you have a wonderful sense of creativity and style! ♡♡♡

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  6. This books sounds amazing! I’m just a bit hesitant because I tend to take up a hobby and spend quite a bit, then whatever I’ve bought gathers dust. Baking (did an expensive course and spent lots on equipment). Scrapbooking (made two scrapbooks – and only one is decent). Crochet (a 2 day hobby).
    But this books looks great and I like how it is season themed.
    Might need to head to Goodreads and add to my list 🙂

  7. This sounds like a book right up my alley! I saw it at my library actually and was tempted to pick it up, but it sounds like a book you need to own to fully appreciate what it has to offer for all the seasons. I’m putting this on my wish list!

  8. I’m definitely gonna have to check this book out sometime–I love trying to DIY my own things! 😛 (Not always the best at it, but I like to try!)

  9. I always like these books in theory but in practice, not so much, haha. I just never have it in me to try the DIY things because I have no talent in that area. And I really like doing things I’m good at, which sounds bad! But I hate getting excited about something, taking the time to make it, and then when it’s finished I’m disappointed. Although earlier in the year I did this “me board” kind of thing where I cut out pictures of things that I liked/represented me and I actually ended up liking it a lot! So maybe I need to branch out, and start easy. I’m glad you enjoyed this one when you got around to finishing it! 🙂

  10. I’m surprised I don’t read more recipes books since I love to cook so much!
    I think I would love this one because of the crafts/DIYs of which I’m a big fan of! I’ll check it out! Thanks for sharing Lauren! 🙂

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