This week my accountability group’s How I Write series asks, “When you need some comfort reading, who do you turn to?”
I took a run at this topic back in 2008, with a Thursday Thirteen post where I listed 13 Repeatedly Reread Books in our personal library. But in looking back at that post, the only one of those books that I’ve reread in the last 5 years (HOW is THAT possible and where did they GO?) is Julia Quinn‘s The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton Family)
Maybe what I’m looking for from a comfort read has changed. It’s not that I don’t think I’ll never read any of those books on that list again. I’m pretty sure I will. However, I’d like to share a few of the authors I’ve discovered over the past 5 years and will keep buying in the future. Disclaimer: I’m friends with several of these authors and have met many others, but I stand behind their books after having read more than one of them. In no particular order…
Great Contemporary Reads
Caitie Quinn • Tamara Morgan • Christie Ridgway • Christie Craig • Louisa Edwards • Kat Cantrell (Yes, even though she only has one book out so far, I also got to read a WIP of hers that made me cry.)
Great Historical Reads
Great YA Reads
Great Fantasy Read
Jim Butcher – Yes, Dresden Files, but REALLY loved the Alera Codex series.
I have to say that I’m reading more in ebooks these days because some of these authors are only available that way, but also I find myself pulling out my phone or my iPad to read while I’m waiting. I still prefer reading a paperback in bed and think they’re MUCH better for getting authors to sign. =)
There were a couple authors I really wanted to add to this list, but since I’ve only read one book by them I didn’t think it would be quite fair to include them yet. But I don’t doubt they’ll remain favorites.
YOUR TURN: Which authors or books do you turn to for your comfort reading?
And if you’d like to check out the rest of my accountability group, you can find their blogs here: