Reading these Cottagecore-style books are one of the best ways to immerse yourself into the lifestyle you want.
These are some of the best books to transfer yourself into the Cottagecore lifestyle that you daydream of – they can even be enjoyed if you don’t participate in the Cottagecore aesthetic.
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
If you need a new book to add to your bookshelf, don’t look over this story of real, rural farm life.
This novel covers what is was like to live during the Great Depression, losing everything you have and witnessing injustice.
The Stranger in the Woods, by Michael Finkel
This truly unique and real story delves into the life of Christopher Thomas Knight.
Knight was not some imaginative hero, but an actual man who lived and committed many crimes.
Trust me, you don’t have to agree with his actions or his view of the world, but this novel poetically explores a radical way of living and the challenges he faces along the way.
The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
If you love Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan or Winnie The Pooh, you will love this children’s story that deals with adult problems in a whimsical fantasy world.
The tale in The Wind in the Willows is told through endearing characters, using rich language and is thoroughly enjoyable for any adult.
Circe, by Madeline Miller
An unspoken aspect of a Cottagecore lifestyle is finding yourself and healing wounds (physical and mental) from your past.
The journey told through Circe is one about living freely, completely unbound, and finding your true self.
Circe is not a mortal, she’s not a goddess, and she has done some unspeakable things – she is the complex heroine that was bullied and belittled for never being good enough.
Despite this, she found her gifts and immersed herself in the world of witchcraft – something I know many of you would be interested in.
The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben
This story involves an enlightening walk through nature, which is something everyone will thoroughly enjoy.
The Hidden Life of Trees will teach you that trees are actually social creatures, involving scientific facts and new discoveries that will rock the world.
Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy
Have you been looking for a story about a woman unlike any other you’ve read about from the nineteenth century?
Well, Bathsheba is that right woman for you; she can truly do it all, and never shies away from working in the farm or walking into markets led by men.
This story leads you through Bathsheba’s tragedy and strength and how three suitors completely change her life.
Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls WIlder
You may have heard about the Little House series as a child – wholesome stories about the difficulties of living in a small log cabin in the woods.
Possibly the greatest lesson you can learn from this story is perspective; that no matter how tough your life may get, you can control your response to anything thrown your way.