You ever hear of comfort food? I have comfort books - books that I can go back to time and again that make me feel warm and good inside. I'm sure many of you guys have that too! You know when you're feeling sad or down and you reach for a book that's always inspiring and makes you laugh (that can't be just me, can it?) I want to share my list of comfort books with you guys today!
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - I remember when I first read this, it changed my life! I know how basic I sound but I had honestly never felt so spiritually connected to the universe as I did when I read that book. Whenever I need a bit of a pick-me-up (especially when I feel lost or unclear what direction my life is going), I read this book and it never fails to make me feel better. I wrote a review of this book way back as well, if any of you guys are in a reminiscent mood.
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman - I really loved this book because it was a grown-up fairytale! I remember reading Tolkein and C.S. Lewis as a kid so discovering this book as an adult was a treat as Gaiman's writing reminded me so much of Lord of the Rings and Narnia. This is the book I read when I need a little bit of creativity in my life. I wrote a review on this book as well.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - This book has an incredibly special place in my heart because this is the book that started an adventure of a lifetime! Whenever I needed an escape from the real world growing up, I would pick up any one of the Harry Potter books but the first of the series was always my favorite (a close second is Prisoner of Azkaban).
- Matilda by Roald Dahl - This was one of the first Roald Dahl books I read and this book is what made me fall in love with reading! Matilda was a shy girl who loved to read and I found in her a kindred spirit. I've read every single Roald Dahl book since but I'll never forget that Matilda was who put me on that reading train.
What are some of your comfort books?