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Comfort Books

  • Jun 11, 2010
Books I read when I feel blue.
Anything Harry Potter
I can pick up any HP book, open it to any page and start to read without feeling lost. I love that feeling. My favorite character has always been Neville Longbottom, I can just relate so much to that kid. I was horribly depressed when I got my hands on the last book and realized I would never get to read an HP book for the first time again. Luckily they are still wonderful the tenth time around.
Franny and Zooey
I just love this book. I wish Franny's part was longer though.
Harriet the Spy
I love to read this when I feel like the whole world's againts me. There's a part in the book where the other children find out that Harriet has been writing not so nice things about them in her notebook and they all turn on her.
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
I love Charlie's letters. Whenever I'm feeling particularly angst-y I read this one. There's a quote in this book that reads something like, "We accept the love we think we deserve." Love it.
This little girl is amazing and slightly passive agressive. Matilda lifts my spirits.
The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Longstocking has got moxie, something we all could use a bit more of when we're feeling down.
Stardust (novel)
I often wish I could find another world. Neil Gaiman is so creative and his books are so easy to get lost in, perfect for forgetting your troubles.

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June 17, 2010
I agree with Devora - love the concept! Also, Franny and Zooey is a personal favorite. I'd probably add anything by David Sedaris to my own list, just because he can instantly turn a sour mood upside down.
June 11, 2010
Aw, love the concept of this list! Personally, I have a few "Chicken Soup for the ... Soul" type books in mine. I would love to hear a bit about why you included these books on the list. You can actually edit and add some commentary! Thanks for sharing :)
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Leigh Madrid ()
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Even though I'm a happy person I spend the majority of my weekdays daydreaming. I spend the weekends plotting and scheming. I love my husband, my cats, sunshine, moonlight,fruit roll-upsand words. … more
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