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Do you have a comfort book?

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MarieJeanne Sat 08-Mar-14 19:07:24

Do you have a book that you regularly reread or is your literary comfort blanket?
Mine is The secret diary of Adrian Mole - the first one

Katnisscupcake Sat 08-Mar-14 20:36:44

The enchanted wood (Enid blyton)
The faraway tree
The folk of the faraway tree

Dd is 4 now so we've got her the newer version and it's just not the same without dick and fanny grin.

Greydog Sat 08-Mar-14 20:40:29

Any of the "what Katy did" books.
Most of Georgette Heyers, and Andrea Camilleri's "Montalbano" books, as there's so much in them that makes me laugh. Another one that I've read til it's held together will tape is "Mist over Pendle"

bringonyourwreckingball Sat 08-Mar-14 20:42:16

Anne of green gables, and the rest of the series

GinGirl Sat 08-Mar-14 20:43:32

Grand Sophy, have it on my Kindle and paperback. I read it at least once a year, my go-to comfort book. But most of Georgette Heyer works, just not as quickly.
Terry Pratchett, usually a Watch one.
3 Men in a Boat
PG Wodehouse

Have lots of my childhood favourites on my Kindle. Anne of Green Gables series, Emily of New Moon and lots of Rosemary Sutcliffe. All are brilliant for escaping into...

EugenesAxe Sat 08-Mar-14 21:17:07

I can supply quite a few children's books, amongst others.

Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Weirdstone of Brisingamen, Watership Down, My Family and Other Animals, Bridget Jones 2, Austen generally, Redwall.

ItsAllAboutSheldon Sat 08-Mar-14 21:20:12

Goodnight Mr Tom.
I read it every year and it is perfect.

The whole Jinny and Shantih series.

fairnotfair Sat 08-Mar-14 21:26:18

The House of Mirth
Bill Bryson - A Walk in the a Woods
Love in a Cold Climate
Diary of a Provincial Lady

LeBearPolar Sat 08-Mar-14 21:29:46

I'm with GinGirl - The Grand Sophy is my ultimate comfort read but nearly all of Georgette Heyer works. Other favourites are Venetia, Regency Buck, These Old Shades and The Talisman Ring. DH regularly has to promise to ride ventre a terre to my death bed grin

Parliamo Sat 08-Mar-14 21:31:18

Yes to Jilly cooper. Now I have kindle ones so they won't fall apart!

Anything by Mary Stewart, gentle, well-written romances, but I love the Merlin ones too.

PecanSandy Sat 08-Mar-14 21:32:20

David Lodge, Bill Bryson, Love in a Cold Climate

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Diary of an Ordinary Woman by Margaret Forster - best book ever!

WeAreDetective Sat 08-Mar-14 21:32:22

Any Jane Austin or Harry Potter

Poosnu Sat 08-Mar-14 21:33:14

Anne of Green Gables series.

LadySnapcase Sat 08-Mar-14 21:34:34

Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild

Any Discworld, but particularly Mort as it was the first one I read.

SunnyL Sat 08-Mar-14 21:35:14

The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde or Started Early Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson.

FiveExclamations Sat 08-Mar-14 21:35:16

Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
Also a lot of Georgette Heyer (seems popular)
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers

If I had to pick one, then Night Watch

AcrossthePond55 Sat 08-Mar-14 21:40:29

Gone With the Wind, Harry Potter series, Twilight series (I know, I know!), Anne of Green Gables series, any Jane Austen, & "Gateway to Storyland", a book of children's bedtime stories from which my mother read me to sleep.

Lakota Sat 08-Mar-14 21:44:50

The Outsiders or Tex by SE Hinton

lemonmuffin Sat 08-Mar-14 21:57:21

oh ballet shoes, yes! love it.

also sophie kinsella shopahollic series, great comfort reading.

Stockhausen Sat 08-Mar-14 21:59:59

Anything by mitch albom!

Please.. read him!

LinghamStyle Sat 08-Mar-14 22:05:40

Black Beauty!

curlyclaz13 Sat 08-Mar-14 22:16:02

Charlie and the chocolate factory.
Bill Bryson.

SerenaJoy Sat 08-Mar-14 22:30:10

The Lord Of the Rings, the Harry Potters, lots of Bill Bryson, 'Changing Places' by David Lodge, and The Earth's Children series by Jean Auel.

HindsightisaMarvellousThing Sat 08-Mar-14 22:35:33

Waves to Parliomo nice to see another Mary Stewart fan on here.

Also The Secret History
Anything by Susan Howatch
Good Omens
Noel Streatfield
KM Peyton esp the Pennington books

SerenaJoy Sat 08-Mar-14 22:53:52

Just re-reading previous posts - Goodnight Mister Tom is a wonderful book, I just about knew it off by heart when I was a teenager. I still think of pyjamas as 'pie-jarmers' grin

MarieJeanne Sun 09-Mar-14 08:02:59

This has given me lots of inspiration for re-reads.
Think I'll start with 'Anne of Green Gables' . I loved those books.

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