TGIF: Comfort Reads

06 Jul

TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads. Every Friday she posts a new question and it’s a really fun way to discover new blogs.

This weeks question is: Comfort Reads. Which books do you go to for comfort & familiarity? Is there a type of book you seek out when you’re needing that extra bit of comfort in your life?

There are a few books that I find myself revisiting time and time again when I am in need of book-shaped comfort. These are the books that get me excited about reading and manage to pull me out of whatever slump or pit of despair I have found myself in.

The best part is that the books that I turn to for comfort range across all genres. Sometimes the comfort I need comes from being able to have a good cry and sometimes I take comfort in reading about others experiencing epic love and happiness.

These are the top three books I find myself returning to time and time again when I am in need of comfort.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Harry Potter by JK Rowling

There’s nothing quite like turning to a book when you are in need of comfort. What are some of your comfort reads? And why?


Posted by on 6 July, 2012 in TGIF


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15 responses to “TGIF: Comfort Reads

  1. rhai

    5 July, 2013 at 1:21 am

    I first saw the book “If I Stay” here:

    Reminds me of a Korean drama I’ve seen before, “49 Days”. The girl there got into an accident and coma, then the similar thing happened to the girl in “If I Stay”. Except that she’s given 49 days before she’s decided to continue living, and find three people unrelated to her who’ll genuinely shed a tear for her.

    It’s interesting, and I hope I can read If I Stay.

  2. leeanna c (@leaflette)

    7 July, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I can’t believe I didn’t see this topic. Comfort reads are some of my favorite things ever.

    Harry Potter for me, and The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey. Also, My Life in France, by Julia Child. And so many others.

  3. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    6 July, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Great list!! LOVE Harry Potter, of course. 😉 I’ve wanted to read If I Stay too.

    Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  4. Tanya Patrice

    6 July, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve only read Harry Potter from the list and I 100% agree. it’s a great series of books to turn to when you need to read something you know will be good and enjoyable.

  5. Alexa Loves Books (@alexalovesbooks)

    6 July, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    HARRY POTTER FOREVER! ❤ I have yet to read The Princess Bride, but I want to, and the same goes for If I Stay!

  6. Annette

    6 July, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Harry Potter has been a popular answer, and rightly so. I’ve never read The Princess Bride — I’ll have to put that on the list. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Helene

    6 July, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    HP is great! And I enjoyed reading If I Stay. Thank for stopping by!

  8. Respiring Thoughts (@respire_think)

    6 July, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I still need to read Princess Bride and If I Stay, but I could totally see myself thinking of them as comfort reads. Excellent list!

    (And thanks for stopping by!)

  9. Elizabeth

    6 July, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I just started the audiobook of If I Stay and I already know I am going to be crying in my car on my way to and from work. I’m sort of afraid it will break my heart, not comfort me, but this makes me a little more hopeful.

    • Sarah @ Breaking the Binding

      6 July, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Not gonna lie to you, it will break your heart. But there’s also so much good in this book that it helps at the same time. You’re going to want to read the followup when you’re done with “if I stay”, for sure.

  10. Lauren@The Housework Can Wait

    6 July, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Harry Potter and PB, YES. Haven’t read If I Stay yet, although I really want to.

    Another one of mine is the Farseer series by Robin Hobb. Those characters can pull me out of whatever slump I’m in, every time.

    • Sarah @ Breaking the Binding

      6 July, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      “If I Stay” was a fantastic read, but you may want to wait a bit after finishing FiOS before picking it up. And you’ll want to have another lighthearted book lined up to read after you finish it. Totally worth it.

      I need to read her books! Seriously bumping them up in my TBR pile.

  11. Yare

    6 July, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    If I stay, Harry Potter ❤
    Great picks! (x
    My TGIF :

  12. Brittany

    6 July, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Those are all some of my favorites!!! What an excellent list 🙂

  13. Patricia BookExhibitionism

    6 July, 2012 at 9:37 am

    The Harry Potter series, definitely! Still have to read the Princess Bride, but I bought it this year! I’m not sure about If I Stay. I need someone to spoil the book for me, so I dare to touch it. :’D ROFL

    Patricia // My Hop


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