Let’s talk about anything bookish!
Happy Monday, Wormies! It’s been a while since I wrote a discussion post so when I got sick this weekend, I decided to tackle the subject of comfort reads.
See, we all have go-to books that are auto reads when we are feeling down, or sick. In my case, I have a few books that I read when I am sick or when I am depressed.While some people watch movies or binge-watch TV shows, I binge read. These books always get me out of my funk one hundred percent of the time! Aside from talking to my besties, books are my peeps, if you know what I mean.
Step back into history with historical romance
One of my favorite genres is historical romance and when I just don’t feel like reading anything, I almost always pick up my favorite historical romances to re-read. In fact, some of my favorite books are falling apart because I have re-read them so much.
Historical romance always brings a touch of whimsy to my life which always brings me out of my funk.
Kill, kill, kill and a little bit of sass with Cat and Bones
In 2015 I read this book called Halfway to the Grave and got introduced to Cat and Bones. Well, this series is my go-to read when I’m pissed off at the whole world (i.e. I’m sick with the flu) because Cat can kick everyone’s butt! And Bones is just too dreamy and ALWAYS gets me out of this funk! I always get pissed when I have the flu (like right now) and Cat’s spunk always cheers me up.
Not only that, I usually switch gears after the third book and read the Night Prince series because of The Showhound. In fact, I read the Night Prince series first and was VERY intrigued by two characters who appeared in it… let’s just say that Cat and Bones are my favorite It Couple.
Let’s go and travel into space
Another favorite re-read when I’m down in the dumps are books in the young adult sci-fi genre. I love the fact that it is not to overly technical like adult sci-fi, but not too dumbed down for me to enjoy. This is the genre that got me back into reading YA, too!
One of my favorite series to re-read is The Lunar Chronicles and the Starbound Trilogy. We meet interesting characters and ALSO get to travel into space!
The Book who Must Not Be Named
Another favorite comfort read is the Harry Potter series. I mean, who doesn’t remember stepping into Hogwarts for the first time, right? Re-reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone always take me back to my childhood and the joy of discovering J.K. Rowling’s world!
So yes, Harry Potter is my ultimate comfort read!
What are your go-to reads when you are sick, depressed, or in a slump?