We all have them, that one book you turn to when you need a little comfort. If it’s a paperback it’s probably been read so many times it’s taken the shape of your hand, and if it’s a hardback then it’s possible the spine is cracked through rereading. Mine is the Harry Potter series, it makes me feel much better every time I read it, and even though I can quote it almost word for word, I still love getting lost in the pages.
With this in mind, we asked you for your favourite comfort reads and your replies were wide and varied with many books suggested. Thanks for everyone who contributed, and from your results we have your 32 top comfort reads, guaranteed to brighten your day.
And what better comfort is there than to lean on your faith, whatever that might be?
So that’s the top ten but we promised you thirty and here are the others.
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett
Faraway Tree Series – Enid Blyton
Winnie the Pooh – A. A Milne
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
Dune – Frank Herbert
Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
The Art of Asking – Amanda Palmer
Discworld series – Terry Pratchett
Eragon – Christopher Paolini
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Sherlock Holmes Mysteries – Arthur Conan Doyle
The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The Obnoxious Jerks – Stephen Manes
To Kill To Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Now go and curl up with a book, we insist!