Comfort Reads

I just spent the last few days suffering from stomach flu I received from my loving husband who we think got it from our beautiful children. I’ll spare you the details, but basically it left me in bed and miserable. So when I wasn’t… you know, or sleeping, I had time to read. I found I wasn’t able to focus on anything heavy or detailed. Here’s what I was able to read.

  • Rereads of favorite books. Wild Things by Chloe Neill. A little violence and snark always makes me feel better.
  • Romance novels. Loretta Chase was recently recommended by Rebecca Schinsky at Book Riot so I thought I’d give her a go. I only got into the beginning of The Lion’s Daughter, but it was perfect for a sick day.
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I don’t have a category for this. I’ve been told to read this and it didn’t disappoint. The content is fun and adventurous.
  • Comics. Hello Sex Criminals Vol 2. Which is the closest I felt to being frisky at all.


What do you like to read when you’re sick (if you feel up to reading)?

2 thoughts on “Comfort Reads

  1. I hope you’re feeling much better by now. Stomach flu is no joke. I love the idea of reading for comfort.

    When I’m down for the count physically or emotionally I tend to reach for mysteries and suspense books by favorite authors like Chelsea Cain or Tess Gerritsen to kill the pain at least on the page.

    Recently I sought out to try a “cozy mystery” genre book and am enjoying Joanne Fluke’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. It reminds me that my childhood favs Agatha Christie and Mary Higgins Clark wrote suspenseful cozy books before they were called cozys!

    1. Thank you! I’m feeling a lot better. Probably should take it easy for another day, but I’m definitely on the mend.

      Oh yes, mysteries are also great comfort reads. I haven’t read Joanne Fluke’s books, but I bet they are perfect for when you’re not feeling your best.

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