Rescue Reads

What have been your rescue reads? These are books that helped you through a difficult time. As a Christian, the Bible is my ultimate rescue read, but I’d like today’s prompt to focus on fiction. What works of fiction rescued you?

Shortly after I was married, moved to a new city, and began looking for a new job, I was dealing with severe anxiety. The funny, domestic stories of Erma Bombeck were able to lift my mind out of its anxious rut and make me smile or laugh. When I’m depressed, I love to lose myself in the humor stories of P.G. Wodehouse. In his unique, wacky world, a character’s biggest worry is getting jailed thirty days for stealing a police man’s helmet or battling the relatives of the girl he loves because they think he doesn’t have enough money. And in P.G. Wodehouse stories, love always triumphs over snobs, cads, and obstructive aunts and guardians.

So what fiction has been your rescue reads?

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  1. I like C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, simply because I’m in a different world entirely. My mother has an anthology of humor stories; I think one by P.G. Wodehouse is in it. I’ll look it up and see.

  2. P.G. Wodehouse’s “Aunt Agatha Speaks Her Mind” is the one in The Bedside Book of Humor. My mother bought the book in 1950, from the Peoples Book Club, which she said Sears, Roebuck & Co. had.

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