This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie, so I’ve decided to list ten of my favorite comfort reads. In the chilly depths of winter, there’s nothing better than curling up with a blanket and a good book, especially one that makes you smile or warms your heart. So below are ten of my favorite comfort reads (in no particular order); links are to my reviews, if applicable.
1. Winifred Watson, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
2. L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle
3. Eva Ibbotson, A Countess Below Stairs
4. Georgette Heyer, Cotillion
5. Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen
6. Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
7. Louisa May Alcott, Rose in Bloom
8. Rainbow Rowell, Attachments
9. Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
10. Elizabeth Marie Pope, The Perilous Gard
I love these books because they’re romantic, they’re hopeful, and they allow love and virtue to triumph in the end. Perfect for cozying up with on a cold winter’s evening! What are some of your favorite comfort reads?
6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Comfort reads”
Yay for Sarah Addison Allen, Winifred Watson, Georgette Heyer, Shaffer & Barrows, and Rainbow Rowell! All definitely perfect comfort reads 🙂 I’ve never heard of that title by Louisa May Alcott, I’ll have to check it out at some point 🙂
Haha thanks! We certainly do have good taste don’t we. 🙂 Rose in Bloom is a lovely sequel to Eight Cousins, wherein the cousins are all grown up and trying to figure out their lives.
This is a seriously good list. You have no idea how happy it made me to see ROSE IN BLOOM on here. That is a beloved book of mine from way back and I rarely see it spoken of.
Also, yay for Sugar Queen, Guernsey, and Anna!
Yay, another Rose in Bloom fan! I also really love An Old-Fashioned Girl…there’s a lot more to Louisa May Alcott than Little Women!
Yay Blue Castle. And though I only read it once, glad to see Miss Pettigrew. Have you tried Major Pettigrew (no relation) ? Lovely read.
I’d add Evening Class by Maeve Binchy to the list – it’s one I read every year for a long time.
Ha, I have read Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand as well! I liked it at the time but don’t have a huge lasting impression of it. Thanks for the Maeve Binchy rec — I actually haven’t read anything of hers yet!