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Comfort reading

What are your ultimate re-reads? Your "comfort blanket" books? 

I recently took stock of the books I read over and over again, and thought I would share with you some of my favourite comfort reads:

His Dark Materials Trilogy

Home to my favourite literary characters! Sometimes, I just want to spend time with them. The book shows me something new every time I read it, and every time I read it, I feel like I understand quantum physics a tiiiiny bit more ;)

 

Harry Potter

The books of my teenage years. I have read Order Of The Pheonix more than any of them. The familiarity is comforting. The line "Have a biscuit Harry" makes my LIFE.



Second Glance

This book is a bit silly, and a nice little reminder to be good to your fellow man. It was my first Jodi Picoult novel, and my most-read.



The Road

I have pages falling out of this book, I have read it so much. I like the simplicity, the day by day approach, the option to believe it ends well. Love it.



So what books are lying well-worn on your bookshelf? Are you thinking about downloading their e-versions for longevity?

5 comments

  1. Don't judge me, but one of the most re-read books on my shelf is...

    Martina Cole's The Runaway.
    I realise I lose any credibility, but I'm just being honest.

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    1. Aw there's no judging here! I've actually had that book on my shelf since my mum lent it to me a while back. I haven't read it yet though...

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  2. One of my favourite fun reads is the "e" series.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Matt-Beaumont-A-Novel/dp/000710068X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365585741&sr=8-1&keywords=e

    Very light hearted and funny.

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    1. Ohh you recommended these books to me for a holiday read last year! I never got round to it in the end, but I'm really interested in the series. Shall have to add it to the pile :)

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  3. Harry Potter, The book Thief & Seven Waters series from Juliet Marillier. I also like to pick up fairytales and retellings, because they are short, easy and sweet - I love happy endings - and I enjoy the original twists.

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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