Hello, book lovers! 💕
I recently read a post from Kathryn Randell where she listed her favorite comfort reads. And I thought I would take that and make my own list. A couple of mine are actually similar to hers, like The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, but I’m going to list different ones.
When I think of comfort reads, I think of books that I have read multiple times and overall bring me joy each time I’ve reread them. And that brings to mind a few titles automatically. And honestly, it makes me want to read these books again.
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I’ve read it twice so far, but I know that won’t be the last time I read it. When I originally finished it, I didn’t just give it five stars, I gave it ALL THE STARS. It gave me so many feelings when I closed the book after reading the last page. I’m pretty sure I will love it no matter how many times I read it. It just had that kind of influence on me.
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Similarly to Simon, I read this book only twice, but each time I absolutely adored it. I loved the depth of the characters and the representation of mental illness. I loved the perspective of a creator who has to deal with the opinions of so many people and coping with them. I definitely need to pick this back up soon.
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
I absolutely loved and adored this book. I love how easy it is for me to read one of Morgan Matson’s (400+ page) books and how easy it is for me to fall in love with not only the story, but also the characters. Every single character I loved. Each one was unique in their own way.
I think that all of the books on this list are actually my favorites, from my favorite authors. But that’s what makes them my favorite. All of these books have qualities that make them comforting. It’s like going home and being wrapped into a warm fuzzy blanket. That’s why Harry Potter and The Perks of Being a Wallflower would have also been on this list.
Books are supposed to transport you. And all of these books brings me to a happy place whenever I read them. All of these books make me smile. They take me out of the real world, and honestly, with what’s going on in the world nowadays, that’s exactly what I need when it comes to reading.
What are some of your comfort reads? I would love to discuss them in the comment section below!