Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Comfort Reads: The Best of My Pandemic Reading

I don't know about you, but I've read a lot of comfort reads over the last two years during the course of the pandemic.

What sorts of books have been comfort books for me?

Poetry Books like...

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver and

100 Poems to Break Your Heart

Picture Books like...

Soaked by Abi Cushman and 

Mel Fell by Corey Tabor and

The ABCs of Black History and

Potato Pants by Laurie Keller

Nonfiction Books like...

Leave Only Footprints: My Acacia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park and

The Common Good by Richard Reich and 

Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day

Classics from My Classics Club List like...

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford and 

Tarka the Otter and 

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis and

Favorite Folktales from Around the World and

Parnassas on Wheels and

David Copperfield

Humorous Books like...

Right Ho, Jeeves and 

Strange Planet and 

The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Rereads of Favorites like...

The Hobbit and 

All Creatures Great and Small and

Anne of Green Gables

1001 Children's Books like...

Girl of the Limberlost and

Knight's Fee by Rosemary Sutcliff and

The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino

Contemporary Fiction like...

A Gentleman in Moscow and 

The Portable Veblen and 

Klara and the Sun and

The Girl with the Louding Voice and

The Firekeeper's Daughter

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.  


  1. Interesting take on the topic.

    Here is my TTT


  2. I've read all of my life (once I learned to read, at age 4 or so) but I was starting to let the Internet grab more and more of my attention. It still does, but I would agree the pandemic helped me find my way back to reading, especially after gaining access to the New York (City) public library and its ebooks. I've taken such advantage, I can only hope that library keeps ebook access to all citizens of New York State once this is officially "over" (such as "over" will be).


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