What are your comfort books? I define comfort books as the books I turn to again and again and enjoy each time I read them. Sometimes, I’m not in an adventurous mood and want to dive into a book that I know will have a good ending. Or I’m depressed and need to read the humorous stories that have made me smile and laugh In the past. Or I’m going on a trip and don’t want to be stuck with a new book I don’t like.
Some of the comfort books I depend on are:
- Humorous stories by P.G. Wodehouse and Patrick F. McManus
- Agatha Christie novels
- Murder mystery novellas by Rex Stout
- Mystery short stories by G.K. Chesterton and Melville Davisson Post
- Halliwell’s Harvest by Leslie Halliwell — a collection of reviews of Golden Age movies. Some of Mr. Halliwell’s observations are hilarious, even for movies he likes.
- Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes — an anthology of short stories set in the South by various authors. Some stories are funny, others poignant, and I enjoy most of them.
Your turn. What are your comfort books?