Friday, July 6, 2012

TGIF (30): Comfort Reads

TGIF at GReads is a feature by the fabulous Ginger, who asks us a fun question to answer every week. It's always a joy to be a part of this, and I think everyone certainly should try it out!

Which books do you go to for comfort and 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 couple of books that I definitely turn to when I want to find myself among familiar places and friends and stories. Most of these books have been in my life since I was a child and first started reading, and it warms my heart that until today, I still feel they're relevant, fun and some of my favorite books.






Apart from these five books, when I'm in need of a bit of comfort, I also turn to my historical romances. These stories feature swoon-worthy heroes and happily-ever-afters, and I always feel like it's just the thing to make me feel better when I'm down.

32 comments:

  1. PatriciaBookExhibitionismJuly 6, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    I definitely agree about Harry Potter. Not too sure about Narnia.. I feel very ambivalent about the series. :/


    Patricia // My Hop

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  2. Sarah @ Breaking the BindingJuly 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Okay, I LOVE all of the books that you listed. They are all spectacular go to comfort books. I guess it's because they remind me of childhood and innocence? Fantastic choices.


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  3. YEEES to A Little Princess and Harry Potter! Both major parts of my childhood.

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  4. dixie @ gone pecanJuly 6, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    great choices! love anne & harry, of course! also, VERY jealous of your currently reading book! have a great weekend!

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  5. Great choices, Alexa. I love Anne of Green Gables and just recently bought a new copy :) Can't wait to be able to read Harry Potter with my boys :)

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  6. Anne Shirley is a pretty delightful character to spend some time with-- she always puts a smile on my face! Great choices!

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  7. Agreed! I always felt like I could relate to Anne, especially her nature.

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  8. I can't wait to someday share Harry Potter with my kids. My cousin, who loves the series as much as I do, has offered to buy each of my kids their own set of Potter books, which is the BEST GIFT EVER.

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  9. I was very lucky - my friend Estelle lent her ARC to me. I read it in one sitting. It was really good! My first experience ever with Echols - and now I know why everyone loves her :)

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  10. I used to read and watch A Little Princess over and over again when I was younger!

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  11. I didn't actually pinpoint that, but that's spot on! I always search for the innocence and reminders of my childhood when I'm reading books, especially when I want to be comforted :)

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  12. Tanya Patrice @ Girlxoxo.comJuly 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Loved Harry Potter books too. I'm not someone who re-reads much, but these would definitely be high on my list.

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  13. Oh I adore Little Princess and Anne! And those covers, I want to get them all :)

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  14. Milka@ReadReadReadJuly 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Harry Potter novels are good comfort reads as well :)
    Thanks for stopping by at my blog.

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  15. Great choices! I love Anne of Green Gables.. and Gilbert <3

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  16. Great picks! I really need to read some of these ... especially the rest of the C. S. Lewis books -- I've only made it to #3 or #4!

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  17. I wish I had some childhood comfort reads. Harry Potter is definitely at the top of my reread someday list.

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  18. Oh gosh, I absolutely love the Little House books. And while I've never read Anne of Green Gables, I adored the tv miniseries. Excellent choices!

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  19. Harry Potter is good for every type of read!! :D Great list I'll have to check a few of these out!

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  20. Great choices! I love HP of course, and I totally forgot about A Little Princess! It's actually one of my favorite childhood movies too! :)

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  21. I reread the HP series every so often. I think I've read Book 7 the most though, because I love that one!

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  22. There are so many pretty covers of the classics! And I absolutely adore them all <3

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  23. You're very welcome! And Harry Potter <3

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  24. Anne and Gilbert were one of my first ships, even before I knew to call them a "ship"! Haha.

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  25. Ooh, read the rest of the Narnia series. I absolutely adore them, especially #7!

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  26. I love the books for Anne of Green Gables. They're so fun to read!

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  27. Thanks! And yes, Harry Potter is good for reading at any time!

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  28. Those new covers for A Little Princess and Anne of Green Gables are gorgeous! I seem to be the only person who didn't read Harry Potter growing up although I was the perfect age when it was released.

    I always tend to reach for favourites from when I was a teenager like the Virgin Suicides or Breakfast at Tiffanys when I'm feeling down.

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    1. I think, if you have the time, you should definitely read Harry Potter. It's a lovely series!

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  29. I couldn't agree more with Harry Potter! And I really should do a reread of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books - they were such a fave of mine growing up but I haven't read them in forever! Great choices :)

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    1. Thank you! And HP will always have my heart <3

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