Top Ten Tuesday

TTT – Comfort Reads

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Time traveler romance between a modern Englishwoman and an 18th century Scotsman? Yes please!
  9. 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.
  10. 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?

32 replies »

  1. I finally read the Hunger games a few years ago and loved it. Roanhorse is an author I’ve been wanting to try, as well… I’ve heard good things about that book! All of hers, actually.

    I do love a good cozy and don’t read them enough!

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  2. It’s so odd, but I have a very comforting memory of reading The Witching Hour. I just happened to be deep into it during a snowstorm, and I remember curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and a cosy blanket and reading late into the night! Great pick.

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