Samantha On: What’s Your Comfort Read?


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The last three months have been challenging for me. Nothing serious going on – just major major hours working at my job. I’ve had to take a break on writing reviews and Sophia has been wonderful in still letting me stick around. When times get crazy, or I’m going through a particular tough time, I find myself slipping back into my go to comfort reads. Books and series that I can fall easily into that make me feel wrapped up in a warm blanket, protecting me from all the crazy around me. It’s rare for me to pick up a new book in times like these.

My go to comfort read? The Butch and Vishous scenes in Black Dagger Brotherhood. I’ll start with the end of Dark Lover and I’ll skim through all the rest of the BDB books by just reading scenes with Butch and Vishous. I can’t believe I’m even admitting this. But a confessional feels good. I may or may not end up going to my favorite Butch & V fanfic and reading it more than once. It all wraps around me like a warm blanket. It’s my definition of escape. What is it about these two that do this for me? I’ve never quite figured it out, but it always works.

Lauren Dane’s Brown Siblings series is also a comfort read for me. And Armed & Dangerous and Stars & Stripes by Abigail Roux work well too.

What’s your comfort read? Do you have two characters in a series that you return to when you need a little escape or life feels overwhelming? Or are you more likely to pick up something brand new?


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  1. pamelia says

    My comfort reads are: Nora Roberts Chesepeake Bay books, “Smooth Talking Stranger” by Kleypas, and most ANYTHING by Kristen Ashley — I am currently wrapping up a comfort re-read of the Rock Chick books and am tempted to ride the wave right into the Dream Man books. :)
    Oddly enough, my comfort reads used to be mainly historicals, but now it’s contemps.

  2. Dani Koff says

    My confort reads change from time to time. It used to be the first 5 BDB books, now I tend to go to a quick/light fix with Jill Shalvis , my favorites are her Animal Magnetism books, the pets always give me an extra warm felling. Julie James and Julia Quinn are also favorites.

  3. LauraB says

    Demon Moon by Meljean Brook is a definite comfort read. Kristen Ashley’s Colorado Mountain series (the first four),, her ‘Burg series and the 2nd and 4th Dream Man books.

  4. says

    I agree about Nora Robert’s Chesapeake Bay series although my favourite comfort read of hers is “Birthright”. Anything by Trisha Ashley or Katie Fforde will do too. Or Patricia Briggs’ or Tanya Huff’s urban fantasies.

    My absolute comfort read, however, is “Pride and Prejudice” – I skip to my favourite scenes and always read the face off with Lady Catherine in the garden at least twice – Elizabeth Bennett is who I would want to be in an alternative life.

  5. Judy W. says

    Ilona Andrews all the way baby! The Kate Daniels books are so action packed and fast paced that I don’t have time to worry about anything else. It really pulls me away from any problems. If I’m in the mood for something slow I go for Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas or one of her Hathaway books (Go Beatrix). Contemporary books are more tricky for me to like. R Lee Smith is so dark that I’m not sure how much comfort they are but Last Hour of Gann has been read at least 10 times by now. These are my go to reads when I’ve read too many “meh” books in a row.

  6. says

    I love V so I go back and read my favorite passages from his book a lot. I also re-read a passage from Stacia Kane’s series in the second book where the two main characters are at a huge pivotal moment in their lives.
    I like those scenes where I fell in love with a book and so I reread those passages when I’m down or in a reading slump.