Saturday, April 7, 2012

Comfort Books

Everyone has a comfort food, something that makes them feel better after a bad day like mac n' cheese or warm brownies.  But what about comfort books?  Avid readers like us bloggers have books we read time and time again.  We're sharing ours with you and would love you to share yours with us.

Alan loves to turn to his favorite authors Edgar Rice Burroughs,Tom Clancy, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Louis L'Amour, and Mark Twain.

Jen C. likes to curl up with "Slave to Sensation" by Nalini Singh. She says the author builds an exciting and rich world around her characters, and gives her characters flaws that we can all relate to. 

Jess B. enjoys "The Catcher in the Rye," by J.D. Salinger.  No matter how many times she has read it, it changes her.   

Jess P. loves to get lost in the world of Harry Potter and enjoys re-reading J.K. Rowling's novels again and again.

Mallory likes to return to a simpler time by re-reading "Little House in the Big Woods," or any of Laura Ingalls Wilder's novels of growing up on the prairie.  

Melanie, can't get enough of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky.  She responds to the poetic language the author uses.

Rachel, the biggest Harry Potter fan I know re-reads the series every year.  She also reads what she calls "the ultimate comfort book," "Anne of Green Gables," by L.M. Montgomery.  

Rebecca is also a devoted L.M. Montgomery fan.  She continues to re-read "Jane of Lantern Hill"l by  and the authors "Emily" trilogy. Her descriptions are so rich and her characters feel like my best friends.

As for me, I love returning to Stoneybrook, CT and my forever friends in Anne M. Martin's "The Baby-Sitters Club" series.  After a really tough day, nothing beats escaping reality with my fictional friends. 

I have the first lines of this book memorized !
 So, what are your comfort reads?  Let us know !  We love hearing from our readers.  Also, please follow us on twitter, @borderlessbooks !


Marlena of Mohegan said...

I too have read the whole Harry Potter series multiple times but my comfort books are James Herriott's All Creatures Great and Small and the sequels.

In addition, I have collected, mostly in paperback, over 100 mysteries by Erle Stanley Gardner. The majority feature Perry Mason but he has other characters as well. Some are written under his pseudonym A.A. Fair. I read these while my children were babies. The books were fairly short, a little over 200 pages. I liked not having to invest a lot of time getting to know the main characters. Perry, Della Street,Paul Drake and District Attorney Hamilton Berger were all familiar faces from the TV show. Perry had a little more interest in his secretary in the books than in the show. He also liked to go out for a good steak dinner.

Jenn N. said...

I love continuing series'. The characters become like good friends that you love hanging out with.

Mallory Mcbyrne said...

The babysitter books will always be a classic. They remind of what it was like to be a teen and when things were simple. Good selection of books. Harry Potter will also always be a classic now.

Jessica said...

Jenn I love how you used the first publishing picture of The Truth About Stacey....

Jenn N. said...

I had to search for the original cover. I wanted to use the one I have. This cover is my favorite. I also love the original cover of "Boy Crazy Stacey," and "The Baby Sitters Summer Vacation." I read them both annually.

Anonymous said...

I forgot all creatures great and small and the sequels! Those are also some of my comfort books. Especially James herriot's book of dog stories. -rachelyons