Sunday, September 11, 2016

SFF: The 5 Comfort Reads You Depend on For Difficult Days

Sunday Fun Five #62:

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A Countdown of

The 5 Comfort Reads You Depend on For Difficult Days

5. Master of Crows by Grace Draven
This is my favorite ever fantasy romance- because it's heavy on the fantasy. It's been 3 years since I first read it, and I know I've reread it at least 3 times- it's comforting to have a romance book I'm actually guaranteed to like.

4. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
This is an old favorite, so it obviously has to be featured on this list- I loved Aerin's independence as a teen and I still love it today.

3. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
There's something comforting about returning to the Shire to begin a journey all over again.

2. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
This is the old standby of comfort reads for me- I used to reread the series before every new book was published. For some reason I like to reread these in winter, but I think it's because Harry had a lot of his fun at Hogwarts at that time (no Dursleys).

1. The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
I've been rereading this series lately due to my poor health and to compare and contrast each book of the series. I forgot how much I enjoyed reading these- there is a diverse cast of clashing personalities, a mystery to be solved, and plenty of mythological lore in every book.

Which books or series do you find comforting? 


  1. I love the cover of Master Of Crows. I listen to the Harry Potter soundtracks at Christmastime (I loathe holiday music) because it reminds me of that time of year. We did the same with reading them all before a new one was published, except before Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows. You know I have never reread Tolkien. That might be something I should think anout next year. Thanks for sharing your list.

    1. I'm glad you love the cover of The Master of Crows- the first cover she got for it (from CreateASpace, I think) was really, really, bad. The new cover is nice.
      I actually had Jingle Bells stuck in my head today, so I guess we differ on holiday music ;). That said, I can see using HP soundtracks in their place- it's so magical.
      I was absolutely obsessed with Tolkien as a preteen and teen, so I reread it several times (and, at one point, had all the poems memorized). I was a nerd child.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, La La!
      ~Litha Nelle

  2. My comfort reads are The Princess Bride by William Goldman, The Hobbit, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, the Booktown Mystery series by Lorna Barrett, and Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.

    1. I could see the Princess Bride becoming a comfort read for me as well- I always watched the movie version of it when I was sick as a teen. I think the reason that I like the Kate Daniels series so much is that they reference The Princess Bride so much. :)
      Thanks for stopping by and adding your choices, Rachelle!
      ~ Litha Nelle


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