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Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Comfort Read Qualities

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?

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      1. That’s really interesting–I happened to catch a clip of someone playing a horror game (I usually watch them play something else) and their jump-scare reactions really made me laugh. I wonder if it’s something related?


      2. For me, the people I usually watch play horror games are speedrunners, and so the jump scares don’t scare them anymore because they know when they are going to happen. I think that helps, honestly, seeing someone be so casual about something that is supposed to be scary.

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  1. I love Anna and the French Kiss. I could reread that book indefinitely, lol. I also really enjoyed Unhoneymooners. I haven’t reread it yet, but I definitely could. Simon is on my agenda for June. I’m really excited to read it. I watched the movie and loved it.

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    1. Ha, I really need to reread Anna–it’s been far too long! It also took far too long for me to read Simon, but I’m so glad I did, it’s up there with my all-time favourites! I hope you enjoy it too 🙂


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