Friday, July 6, 2012


Welcome to my first post of TGIF (: This post is held every Friday by the awesome blog known to us as Each week, we are asked a question usually related to books. 

This week's question is: 

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

Actually, there are a few books I look for when I need some sort of comfort. A lot of times, it's a dystopian book. I know, quite odd. But usually a dystopian or post-apocalyptic book starts off as chaos and disorder, but by the end of the book, things are solved and I directly relate that to the issue that I'm having. There's chaos and disorder, but everything will work out in the end. Maybe not always as I'd planned BUT it still will. An example?

If you've read the book, you'd understand what I'm talkin' about here.

Another book I'd love to reread because it brings that sense of familiarity to me is The Scorpio Races. I used to ride horses all the time, and I often felt like I could connect with them the way Sean and Puck did in this book. The way that horses are described in this book is incredible, and I feel like Maggie took the words right out of my head and slapped them down into a book. When I think of horses and stables, I'm comforted by it. The smell of hay, the breeze hitting your face while you ride, it's just a comforting feeling, and when I read this book, it brought a sense of familiarity to me, which might be why I loved the book so much. 
If you don't believe me, read my review for it here.

Anyways, that's about it. Of course there are a few others I look to for comfort and such, but books such as the ones listed above are my main go-to's for some warm chicken soup on a cold night.

What books bring you comfort? Leave me comments and links! (:


  1. I just finished Shatter Me. While I didn't like it quite as much, I completely understand what you're getting at.

    My comfort books are any of the Vampire Academy series. It's funny, because when I first read them I was convinced I would hate them. Now they're some of my most read books! The story and characters are just the perfect escape for me!

    I really need to start participating in TGIF! I love this question!

  2. Shatter Me was a really good book! I understand what you mean w/ it being chaos and then normal (x
    I usually go for something more .. calm though :)
    My TGIF :

  3. I have yet to read Shatter Me, but I do have it - and I really should get to it. The cover is FANTASTIC. And the story just sounds absolutely amazing.

    But I have read The Scorpio Races - and I love it. Then again, I'm certainly a Maggie Stiefvater fan ;)

  4. I LOVED The Scorpio Races & haven't read Shatter Me, but plan on it. It's amazing that you have that connection to horses - I love animals :-)


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