TGIF: Comfort Reads & FF: Jumping Genre’s

July 6, 2012 Feature and Follow, Meme, TGIF 23

TGIFTGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.

Which books do you go to for comfort and familiarity?  Is there a type of book you seek out when you’re needing that extra bit of comfort in your life?

I have several comfort books.  Most of my comfort books are light and funny chick lit style of books (Confessions of a Shopaholic, See Jane Score, It Had to Be You, are probably the light and funny books I go to the most) but I do have some other random style books that I find comforting more because they are familiar than anything else (Jurassic Park and Flowers in the Attic are the two non light and funny books I go to the most). 

What are your comfort books?


Feature & Follow is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. Every week they feature a new blogger and ask a question.  Learn more about Feature & Follow. 
 
Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don’t like and LOVE it?  Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.

I went through a scary book phase in elementary school reading every Christopher Pike and RL Stine that I could get my hands on but when I tried making the jump to Stephen King I failed miserably and stopped reading horror and never looked back. 
 
Several months ago I was at the library and they were displaying Anna Dressed in Blood and the cover is sooo pretty and even though it sounded scary I picked it up anyway and I loved it!  I also discovered that I really do like ghosts too.   

Kimberly

23 Responses to “TGIF: Comfort Reads & FF: Jumping Genre’s”

  1. Amanda P

    I think I’m in love with you! LOL JK But Rachel Gibson is totally my comfort author, if I ever need a pick me up or just want to dive into something comfortable I pick up a Rachel Gibson book. See Jane Score is a great one!

    New follower via GFC

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

  2. Kimberly

    I, too, was a Christopher Pike and RL Stine addict! But instead of jumping to Stephen King I went to Dean Koontz. There was a period in high school when Koontz was all I read.

    My FF Post

    As for comfort books, I like fluffy romance as well, though Harry Potter is my favorite comfort series – I reread them every couple years.

    I’m a new follower via GFC!

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      I do like to reread HP every few years but for some reason I don’t really look to it as a comfort read.

      I probably would have been better off jumping to Dean Koontz instead of King. But oh well. I am rediscovering the genre now :)

  3. Erin

    I LOVE Anna!!! So glad you took a chance and picked that book up… and I don’t blame you for being drawn in by the beauty that is that cover. :)

  4. fakesteph

    I loooooveed Anna Dressed In Blood. My brother read it and thought it was awesome, too. Hopefully, he’ll guest post for me soon.

  5. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics

    I love ghost stories and also thought Anna DiB was really good!

    Jurassic Park? That book is SO scary! But before I started blogging, I re-read mysteries all the time, like Michael Connelly books, so I have no right to judge!

  6. Bittner

    My comfort read would probably just be picking up a favorite for me. Like The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis or The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan. I agree that a comfort read should be light and fun, but in times of real comfort I would go for those two not only because they are light and fun but because they are familiar.

  7. Kate@Midnight Book Girl

    For a long time VC Andrews was my go to comfort read, although normally it was the sequel to Flowers in The Attic (Petals on the Wind) or the second Heaven book (I think Dark Angel?) because I was in love with Troy Tatterton. And then, of course, My Sweet Audrina!

  8. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    I really need to read Anna Dressed in Blood. And I’m just really happy you loved it since we’re both on the same page when it comes to scary books: creepy = good, really scary = usually not for me.