Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.
I always have a long, long list of books on my TBR list, so I don’t tend to reread books very often. Even though I’d like to read them more often. However, there are some books that I’ve turned to more than a few times over the years. These are the books that I’ve loved so much, and have prevented reading slumps in the past. Some of my comfort reads are:
- The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. This book is such a sweeping and magical saga that follows a family of witches, and it’s definitely my favorite book in the series.
- Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah. This is the debut book in an adorable cozy mystery series set in a bakery in a lighthouse in Michigan, and it’s got humor, delicious recipes, romance, and the most adorable huge dog. What more could I ask for? Plus, I reread all the previous books in the series each time a new one comes out.
- House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. Another book where I read the early books each time a new book comes out, and pick up on new things each time I read it. Her writing is amazing, and I truly enjoy it.
- Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. This book is an absolute masterpiece, and there’s so much to it, that each time I read it, I notice something that I missed the last time.
- The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros. This is the first book I’ve read where I truly saw my own upbringing, with Judaism and Yiddish represented the way it was in my own home. It’s definitely a book that I’ll be returning to for comfort.
- The Lost Legends by Cait Marie. Pirates, fairy tales, Robin Hood, and a curse? What isn’t to love? I’ve read this book a bunch of times and absolutely love it so much I’ll read it a lot more, and I’m not even mad about it.
- The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch. This is one of those underrated books that I just happened to run across at the library, and then couldn’t put down. When I found it at a library sale, I couldn’t resist, because I could already tell that it was going to be the kind of book that I’d return to again and again.
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Time traveler romance between a modern Englishwoman and an 18th century Scotsman? Yes please!
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. A classic dystopian story that I always manage to return to, and it’s just as good each time.
- Red Rising by Pierce Brown. This series is immersive and amazing, and I can already tell it’s going to be one of those that I keep returning to.
What are some of your favorite comfort reads?
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