#BookishBloggersUnite – Comfort Reads

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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!

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