We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is comfort reads. I normally choose light and fluffy things when I need to feel comforted or make myself feel better. These ten books I’ve either read more than once or definitely would pick them up again as comfort reads!
Red, White and Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston
Whenever I think about this book it brings a smile to my face. There’s lots of humor, romance, and some self discovery in this book. I’ve read it twice now and Alex and Henry still have a special place in my heart. Hopefully I can read it for a third time this year.
Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas
I just recently read Throne of Glass for the fourth time (even though I’m now working towards the last book) and it’s still one of my favorite series of all times. For this series it’s mostly the fact that the world is so familiar and I just love all the characters. And it actually brought Isabelle and I together and without this book we wouldn’t have the blog.
Better Than the Movies – Lynn Painter
Better Than the Movies has everything I wanted: fun movie references, amazing characters, fake dating, and a love story that I fell in love with. This is another book I’ve already read more than once and it still makes me happy! I can just sit and read and not have to think too much to travel off in this world.
Delilah Green Doesn’t Care – Ashley Herring Blake
This is actually a book I knew I’d love, but never expected to love this much. It instantly became a book I knew would be a 2022 favorite . I’m actually rereading it in June. Delilah and Claire are just so sweet together and I love reading about how they finally figure out what they feel for each other. This one just gives me a happy and fluffy feeling.
Spoiler Alert – Olivia Dade
I’m someone who loves characters that love some kind of fandom. The fact that the main character is Spoiler Alert writes fan fiction had me sold. This book was so much fun. It had me swoon, laugh, cry, and left a huge smile on my face. What more could you want from a comfort read?
Today Tonight Tomorrow – Rachel Lynn Solomon
Today Tonight Tomorrow made Rachel Lynn Solomon an auto-buy author for me. I’m a big fan of contemporary, so this one did everything for me that I needed! A bit of enemies to lovers, some type of scavenger/hunting game and characters that end up liking each other more than they were bargaining for.
The Guncle – Steven Rowley
Okay, so you might not say that a book like The Guncle could be a comfort book, because it talks a lot about grief. Our main character is even trying to help his niece and nephew deal with the loss of their mother while dealing with the loss of his best friend. I cried a lot while reading this book, but the message and characters just make you feel a lot of love when done reading.
Dial A for Aunties – Jesse Q. Sutanto
Sometimes a comfort book needs to be something so ridiculous you just can’t believe it. That’s the case with Dial A for Aunties. It’s so over the top, but you can’t stop reading. This book had me laughing out loud so many times and it was just a wild ride. The aunties were amazing. I’m hoping the sequel that released not too long ago is just as good.
Crave – Tracy Wolff
Twilight was a reason I got back into reading as much as I do now. In a way that was a comfort book, but the new one to add to that is Crave. Yes, this series is nuts and like a train crash. You just can’t stop watching. I have really become invested in the story and characters and because it reminds me of Twilight it makes me nostalgic.
The House in the Cerulean Sea – TJ Klune
Again, another book that’s actually pretty emotional, but ends with a message you just can’t help love. If I could hug a book or story The House of the Cerulean Sea would be that book. I loved all the kids at that orphanage and how true to themselves they were. We need more of that in our world these days.
Some Recent TTT Posts:
TTT #234| Books with Animals on the Cover
TTT #235 | One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read
TTT #236| One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read Part 2
TTT #237 | Books I Was So Excited to Get, but Still Haven’t Read
TTT #238|Book Quotes
Here are ten books that I consider comfort reads and will definitely go back to. What are some of your comfort reads? Let me know in the comments! Also, feel free to leave your own TTT links.