As I find my anxiety ratcheting up in these rare times, I have looked at my books and wondered if I needed something really good to read that would engage me, what would it be? These are some I picked out, although there are many more I could choose. My library is still open, unlike some around the world but of course that could change in a moment.
Published 2009. I really enjoyed this book, it was excellent. It is about four writers. One of them has her life fall apart and the other three come to her rescue. To help her they co author her book that must be written to meet a deadline. Of course no one else knows that. Each chapter starts with a wonderful little quote that are gems in themselves. It is extremely well written and once started fully engages the reader. As I was reading I found plenty to enjoy and ponder on.
Written in 1996. The last thing widow Althea Winsloe wanted to do was remarry. Unfortunately, her meddlesome mountain neighbors had other plans. So, one autumn night they banded together and gave Althea a shocking ultimatum: She was to find herself a husband by Christmas…or the town would do it for her!
I didn’t write anything about this book for review on Goodreads but I have a memory of it being so heart warming and beautiful. It would most likely be the book I’d pick first.
Published 1996 as well. Annie Trimble lives in a solitary world that no one enters or understands. As delicate and beautiful as the tender blossoms of the Oregon spring, she is shunned by a town that misinterprets her affliction. But cruelty cannot destroy the love Annie holds in her heart.
No review for this one either but the emotion of it lingers and that’s really what counts for me in a book.
And one from 2017. Most likely any of Kristan Higgins books would do but this one for sure.
On Second Thought was a read that I couldn’t put down. I came back to it any time I had, other things I thoroughly enjoy were put aside. I was totally hooked into this book, I laughed and at times a few tears slipped down from the sheer perfection of some of the relationships and how they worked out.
Single mother, Ruth, and her son, DJ, have never truly fitted in, but that didn’t matter, so long as they were together. When their home comes under threat, their quiet life will change forever.
My review was very short! “Oh my goodness – I loved this book – it goes straight to the heart. Loved it, loved it!”
What few books would you choose for a comfort read? Stay well everyone.