Go-To Comfort Reads
Whenever I’m having a bad day, week or month I turn to books. Not only are they a good distraction, but they’re also generally quite a big comfort as well. For me, these are my go-to comfort reads when I’m feeling stressed or down.
These are my go-to comfort reads:
My ultimate nostalgia read that I gravitate towards every summer is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The author isn’t in my good graces, but the books are bigger than her now. Every time I read Philosopher’s Stone I’m instantly transported to being a child again.
If I ever fancy a classic comfort read I gravitate towards Northanger Abbey. This is arguably Jane Austen’s easiest book to read, although I know readers don’t enjoy it. I love it. The protagonist is a young woman who loves gothic romance and makes mistakes in her own love life as a result of it.
Every Christmas I enjoy re-reading Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild. The story follows three adopted sisters who all excel at different creative talents from acting, dancing, and engineering. Whilst not technically a Christmas story, the TV series with Emma Watson, Lucy Boyne and Emilia Fox came out at this time, and as such I always associate the story with Christmas time.
Ever since the TV series of Bridgerton dropped on Netflix I’ve been slightly obsessed with Julia Quinn’s book. She is now officially my most read author, and I only heard about her works 9 months ago! I’ve already re-read a few of the books as well, and re-watched the Netflix series more than three times. It’s a very relaxing read.
And finally Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a fantastic escapist read for music fans. It reminded me so much of Fleetwood Mac and their many documentaries – all of which I’ve enjoyed – and it’s a bit like watching TV in your head. I particularly enjoy the audiobook for some background noise when I’m pottering around the house.
What are your go-to comfort reads? Let me know in the comments below.