Hello! Today I’m participating in (and hosting) #BookishBloggersUnite for the first time. Today our topic is all about comfort reads!
I don’t reread very often, but when I do, it’s usually because I want something familiar. Other times, it’s because I want something soothing and cozy.
The first book that came to mind when I thought about comfort reads was Jenny Colgan’s The Bookshop on the Corner. I read it last year and I loved it! It was really sweet and all about books – what’s not to like? I’ve only read it once but it’s at the top of my list for rereads when I want something cute and cozy.
As for books that I reread when I want something familiar, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is my go-to. I’ve read it three or four times now. It’s the total opposite of The Bookshop on the Corner, but sometimes I want something dark and sharp, where I know everything that’s coming and I can enjoy the journey to the last page.
In a similar vein, Victoria Schwab’s Vicious has become a bit of a comfort read. I’ve read it a few times, and I can’t wait to read the long-awaited sequel this fall!
I’ve also started to read romance in the past year, and while I’m still figuring out what kinds of stories I like, I’ve found historical romances like Sarah MacLean’s to be comfort reads. After all, don’t romance books usually have a happily ever after? What’s more comforting than that?
Currently I’m reading Tessa Dare’s Romancing the Duke, and it’s delightful! It’s really funny and I love the idea of inheriting a castle (even if it is rundown).
So those are my comfort read requirements: sweet and cute and cozy, or dark and twisty and familiar.
What about you? Let me know in the comments or link to your post below!
My comfort reads are usually cozies (the first Cookie Shop mystery being the primary one —. I think i’ve Read that book a dozen time). What I like about them is that they primarily focus on women, usually are business owners who are independent and take charge after being dismissed by others (for example, the cop who doesn’t want their help). I like reading about normal women just doing cool stuff like solving a murder but also running a bakeshop or something else that’s fun. And while having friends and family that they usually work with to solve crimes. I think those are nice characteristics of a good life (except for the murder part).
Yes, except for the murders, that sounds good!