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, 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 some of your go-to comfort reads? Let me know in the comments below.