Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.
I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…
What are the books/authors you pick up when you need a comfy read?
I have two levels of comfort read – a new book by a familiar author will work (mild) or rereading favorite books (major). My mild, familiar authors list is surprisingly short. I think because a lot of my favorite authors write gritty, darker, action-packed books. But when I need comfy read, that’s not what I want. Here’s my list:
- Molly Harper – I actually had reached a point where there was nothing new to read by her, but I’ve fallen behind and definitely have books to read.
- Max Monroe – this is a newer author for me, but OMG the guaranteed laughter put them (writing duo) on my list.
- Danielle Garrett – a good paranormal cozy mystery never fails in the comfy reads category.
- Dakota Cassiday – same as the above; I actually get these two mixed up frequently because what they write is so similar. I *think* I favor Dakota Cassidy a bit, but not 100% sure on that.
When we get into the place where NOTHING I read seems to hit the sweet spot and I just really need a familiar comfortable read, I became a MAJOR re-reader. These are the books/series I chronically reread:
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I love all her books, but this is my ultimate comfort read.
- In Death by JD Robb. Not my typical fare, but these books are like spending time with good friends – and with 50+ I can binge them for a while. I’ve read the first 20 at least 3x.
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. These books just make me happy. I’ve read them at least 4x. New Moon is probably my favorite, which is ironically depressing.
- Harry Potter by JK Rowling. I think these fall on a lot of people’s re-read list. And with two narrators to choose from, I can reread for a while!