Top Ten Tuesday #20

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Comfort Reads

This week’s prompt is “Comfort Reads” and it comes with instructions. They are: Share which books or kinds of books you turn to when you need to escape; they can either be specific titles if you love to re-read or qualities of books you look for in a comfort read.

When I need a comfort read, something to get me out of a reading slump or to cheer me up when I’m feeling down, I can usually rely on: 1) rereading a favorite book, or 2) reading a book with lots of kissing. Here are my top ten 16 comfort reads:

What about you? Which books made your list this week? Do we have any in common?

I learned in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that life is full of dialectics, or two opposing truths. In this case, the two opposing truths are: 1) I don’t agree with JKR’s stance regarding trans people, and 2) I still love Harry Potter.

About Jenni Elyse


Hi, I'm Jenni. I'm an eclectic reader and I mostly read fiction. I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing the better!
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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Lol. I feel that way about certain books too. I can’t think any off the top of my head, but I’m sure I’ll see a couple of them on bloggers’ lists today. 😀

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      It’s a good series to reread. Such a fun story to revisit. I need to finish my reread I started a couple of years ago. 💜 I just need to read Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows.

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  1. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    I’ve enjoyed several of these. I usually grab a Regency romance for a comfort re-read; Georgette Heyer, Joan Wolf and Mary Balogh are my go-tos.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I understand. There are just too many books out there and took little time. I do love to reread, but I don’t reread as often as I’d like because I want to read the new books more. 🙂

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      It is, isn’t it? 😀 I love its premise and how funny it is. I also love the characters. I hope you enjoy A Countess Below Stairs when you read it.

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  2. Greg
    Greg says:

    Re- reading can be so comforting and I don’t do it enough. The Hunger Games is a series I finally read just a few years ago, and loved it. A lot of these too look familiar, I see a couple I’ve used for cover posts or whatnot even if I haven’t read them. 🙂

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      It really is. I could reread TWILIGHT over and over again. Normally, I feel compelled to read the rest of the series. Lately, though, just rereading TWILIGHT has been a fun experience. 😀

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  3. Laurie C
    Laurie C says:

    I’ve only read the first four on your list, although I’ve had several others on my TBR for a while. YA books would definitely make for great comfort reading, especially Harry Potter and The Mortal Instruments; I should have included some in my list!

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I used to read a lot more YA than I do now that’s why I have so much YA on this list. It’s only been in the last couple of years that my reading interests have started to change more toward adult books. I’ll still read an occasional YA, unless it’s an old favorite but I gravitate more toward adult books now. 🙂

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I know! I couldn’t narrow my list down any further. I’m with you. I like to revisit old friends too. I also like to revisit my favorite worlds agains, like Harry Potter. 😀

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Oh, no problem. I really enjoyed your pivot for this week’s topic. I often escape using TV and movies as well. In fact, if my brain needs a break, then I always choose a movie over a book.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I understand. I don’t reread books nearly as often as I’d like to because there are too many new books I want to read. I try to balance them each year–80% new books and 20% rereads. It works quite nicely, especially on high yield reading years like this one.

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