What are your go-to comfort books?

These are two gorgeous childrens’/young teens’ chapter books written in a diary style.

I absolutely love the hand-written segments and the hand-drawn pictures.

I read them as a kid and I like to reread them as an adult every couple of years.

Fiddle-Back in particular is one of my favourite books. A good old comfort book. A quick and easy read where I can escape to another world.

I just finished reading it today and there were a few times I had tears in my eyes. It’s such a sweet, human, moving book full of friendship and family.

I grinned, I laughed, I cried – it’s brilliant!

Definitely recommend these fun, feel-good books.

What are your go-to comfort books?


10 thoughts on “What are your go-to comfort books?

  1. They look like lovely books!

    My comfort books are Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (which kind of feels like comfort food to me now, like my own literary mashed potato) and King Kong by Anthony Browne (which I’ve had since I was little, and I love love love the illustrations). I also like flicking through Tokyo on Foot by

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  2. For me, my comfort book would probably be anything by Jodi Picoult. It’s strange because her books make me so sad yet so happy at the same time. I also like reading Pride and Prejudice too. The wit always cheers me up! Great post 💞

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  3. Mine would be “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. I actually just bought a replacement copy because I can’t find mine anywhere. (I blame my sister.)

    Another one would probably be “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster. Just an amazing book and absolutely wonderful. I have fond memories of it being read to my fifth grade class.

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    1. Haven’t heard of that second one, and I’m tossing up if I should add The Book Thief to my reading list. I watched the movie first so thinking I may have ruined the book experience for me.

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