Comfort Reading

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Jarl Lewin, May 9, 2018.

  1. Alenya Al'Roran

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    All of the Black Jewels by Anne Bishop, anything by Jordan L Hawk, the Tales is Verania, and all of Trudi Canavan's magician books. It's an eclectic enough collection that I can pick what will fit my mood.
     
  2. Illyria Corinye

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    @Jarl Lewin, here's one I bet you'll like!

    Time and Despondency is my favorite book. It's a tremendous non-fiction account of the lesser known vice, acedia and how to best remove it from our lives. A+.
     
  3. Jarl Lewin

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    Thanks for the recommendation, @Illyria Corinye. It sounds like a very good book; I'll pick it up soon!
     
  4. Juliya Karasu

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    Yeah so this doesn't really match with most people's answers here, but ...

    Georgette Heyer

    I love her. She's called the Queen of Regency Romance and she wrote in the 30s-50s. She's so clever and so funny. I just finished a book by her yesterday and I can always count on liking it a lot and it making me happy.

    Also manga. I own a lot of manga series and I reread them all the time whenever I'm down!
     
  5. Narysse a'Jahar

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    Oh, my grandmother had a lot of Georgette Heyer's works!

    Wuthering Heights. Or Trixie Belden. Something that isn't going to be a lot of brainwork and can put me into zen mode, especially if I'm dealing with high stress job things, etc.
     
  6. Wil Cambrae

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    Xanth by Piers Anthony, The Hobbit, Again many Stephan King novels up to It, this old paperback book I have by Stanislaw Lem that I forget the title of lol, Sir Apropos of nothing by Peter David, of course, Dresden Files and just about any of Sanderson's work(especially Mistborn II with Wax and Wayne), some pulpy action/adventure novels The Executioner, The Deathlands by James Axler, Warbots by G. H. Stine, EU Star Wars (especially Star Wars X-Wing Rogue and Wraith Squadrons) Niel Gaiman's American Gods, Anansi Boys(just finished it!) and Neverwhere, and there are a few others :lol I like to read. Also going into comics I love Preacher by Garth Ennis, Classic X-Men, and Hellblazer.
     
  7. Jarl Lewin

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    I would add Patrick Taylor's Irish Country Doctor novels. They take place primarily in Belfast in the 1960's in the lovely fictional town of Balleybucklebo. Definitely comfort reading for me!
     
  8. Cirella Ithan

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    The first fantasy serie that I read was the belgarion and malorea by David Eddings. I don’t know how many times I’ve done a re-read on them. They give me comfort through familiarity ( and a rather simple story even if I did not think so when I read them the first time).

    But anything Poriot by Agatha Christie also gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Particularly in autumn.
     
  9. Nynyra Falas

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    Wheel of time is always a feeling of coming home of course...
    But what I think easy, funny, strange books can also bring a lot of comfort, when you don't want to have it all that complicated.
    I would love if it, if a new book would came out for the fairy wars from Herbie Brennan.
    I remember how much fun I had with them, and recoginzing that many of the People are named after butterflys and looking them up and how the butterflys looked and compare the butterflys to the characters.
    A bit of easy weird stuff.
    That's the sort of thing that is good for me. ^^
     
  10. Mhor Blathnaid

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    I would say Wheel of Time sometimes too. I would add Narnia Chronicles in there as a favourite childhood series.

    Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne's family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. All the tension of the novel revolves around one question: Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?

    A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. Even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere again and again to save Laura from tragedy.

    And another favourite from childhood
    Katy is a tall untidy tomboy, forever getting into scrapes but wishing to be beautiful and beloved. When a terrible accident makes her an invalid, her illness and four-year recovery gradually teach her to be as good and kind as she has always wanted.
     
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  11. Bruce al'Kay

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    There are tons of good answers here. I especially identify with those who have already said Narnia, Wheel of Time, and some of Stephen King. I didn't see Harry Potter mentioned, but that's another easy read for comfort and enjoyment when that's what I need.
     
  12. Mhor Blathnaid

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    I almost said it :look
     
  13. Bruce al'Kay

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    :) I have a ton of perfectly adult friends who love Harry Potter just as much as I love Wheel of Time, if not more xD

    I think it shares several strengths and struggles with WoT, in fact.
     
  14. Juliya Karasu

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    I agree, my husband is rereading them right now and I'm reading over his shoulder. We were driving for a long time and I started reading it out loud to him and realized how much I still love those, particularly the 3rd.
     
  15. Alyria Savoinya

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    I always go back to The Chronicles of Narnia, or anything by L.M. Montgomery.
     
  16. Juliya Karasu

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    @Alyria Savoinya Sedai have you read The Blue Castle? Definitely comfort reading!!