Created by and with thanks to That Artsy Reader! This week’s theme is all about comfort reads, but I’ve already posted mine here. So I thought I’d do a different take on the prompt today: here are the top five qualities a book needs for me to classify it as a comfort read, and five books that qualify!
1. COSY: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
A comfort read has to give you that feeling of snuggling into warm blankets, and this one has that and a Golden Retriever to cuddle up with. Beat that!
2. ROMANTIC: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I know romance isn’t everyone’s comfort language, but it’s mine, and this one’s even set in the city of love!
3. EASY: Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
I mean ‘easy’ in the best possible way. A comfort read has to be the sort you can just get lost in, and that’s only possible in books that are as effortless to read as this one. (Bonus: this is even organised as a diary over a calendar year, so I can pick comfort related to whichever month I want. Seasonal and easy!)
4. NOSTALGIC: Matilda by Roald Dahl
This is such a good example of nostalgia, it’s the only non-romcom on the list. That’s how important nostalgia is to a comfort read!
5. FUNNY: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Because is it really comforting if it doesn’t make you laugh?
What are your ultimate comfort reads?