The Top Ten Most Comforting Books

When you need some comfort, if you are having a difficult day or you just want something lovely to occupy you – dig into this list and don’t forget to tweet me to share your favourite comfort books/films/actions.

1. The Harry Potter Series

Because what part of becoming a wizard, and overcoming evil with the help of your friends isn’t heart-warming?

2. Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day

It’s the ultimate Cinderella story, and it is unmissable.

3. Cold Comfort Farm

Flora Poste “of every art and grace save that of earning her own living.” travels to the farm of her relatives and finding it devoid of both common sense and comfort sets about applying both.

4. Darling Buds of May

In Pop Larkin’s world, all is ‘perfick’ and the descriptions of the English countryside are paradise.

5. The Little Princess

I last read this when the mobile library brought it to me in Berkshire. It was a broiling day and I was stuck in the attic quarters. I was too sick to eat, but through this book I had imaginary feasts, magic circles and new dresses.

6. Pride and Prejudice

A familiar story to curl up with.

7. I Capture the Castle

This book has the most charmingly disarming narrator.

8. The Pursuit of Love

I’m not giving you a reason to read it – it’s one of my favourite favourites. Just dive in.

9. Eat, Pray, Love

Because your pain can become your journey.

10. 101 Poems to Keep You Sane

From Monday mornings to recalcitrant technology and fear of mortality. It’s essential.

We’re talking comforting books – is your favourite on the list?