The Most Comforting Books (The Literary Version of Bread Pudding)

What book brought you the most comfort recently? What book is the literary equivalent to a cup of hot tea, a warm blanket and a helping of your mom's famous bread pudding?
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1,126 books · 863 voters · list created April 17th, 2012 by Sarah Jio (votes) .
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message 1: by Rick (new)

Rick F. Terry Pratchett and comforting go so much together for me - especially when I need to escape the anxiety and fears of this world and enter Discworld!!


message 2: by Penny (new)

Penny Hi there,

I've just noticed a double-up with 'The Help' - it might help (no pun intended) to do a duplicate search and remove the duplicates. If you're unsure how to do this - just go into 'edit' near the title of this list and there is a place to click 'check duplicates' and then save.

Cheers,
Penny :)


message 3: by Penny (new)

Penny ~☆ Alice☆~ wrote: "Penny wrote: "Hi there,

I've just noticed a double-up with 'The Help' - it might help (no pun intended) to do a duplicate search and remove the duplicates. If you're unsure how to do this - just g..."


I did too until someone told me about it a couple of months ago! :)


message 4: by Sara (new)

Sara I kind of want to read every book on this list. Can I save this list?


message 5: by Beth (new)

Beth Sara wrote: "I kind of want to read every book on this list. Can I save this list?"

I would love to be able to do that, too. Any suggestions?


message 6: by ABily (last edited Feb 26, 2015 12:16AM) (new)

ABily I believe you can click 'save" below the list so the list will be saved in yrs liked lists:)


message 7: by thorn (new)

thorn In what universe are Watership Down and The Hunger Games comforting books?


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Donna wrote: "In what universe are Watership Down and The Hunger Games comforting books?"

We are NOT all the same. We are mostly different! So be tolerant!!!!!!


ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) Donna wrote: "In what universe are Watership Down and The Hunger Games comforting books?"

The same one in which The Book Thief is a comfort read. I mean, to each their own but I don't get how it is like literary bread pudding. Loved the book but I cried for about the last 50 pages, which isn't so comforting to me.


message 10: by Ranyah (new)

Ranyah Beth wrote: "Sara wrote: "I kind of want to read every book on this list. Can I save this list?"

I would love to be able to do that, too. Any suggestions?"


for future readers - scroll up before the comment section, there is a "like" button after the 100th ranked book


message 11: by Falimu (new)

Falimu bagaimana cara mendapatkan buku untuk keperluan perpustkaan yang saya buat serta untuk di pergunakan di kampus


message 12: by Ruthie (new)

Ruthie ranyah wrote: "Beth wrote: "Sara wrote: "I kind of want to read every book on this list. Can I save this list?"

I would love to be able to do that, too. Any suggestions?"

for future readers - scroll up before t..."


Hi Beth, go to the bottom of the list and like it. Then, at the top of the list on the right there is an option to go to lists that you have liked.


message 13: by Ruthie (new)

Ruthie ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) wrote: "Donna wrote: "In what universe are Watership Down and The Hunger Games comforting books?"

The same one in which The Book Thief is a comfort read. I mean, to each their own but I don't get how it i..."


Agreed. I wouldn't say Watership Down was a comfort read at all.


message 14: by Booklovinglady (last edited Apr 29, 2019 04:48AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Almost all (historical) romances will do for me 😉


message 15: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady ABily wrote: "I believe you can click 'save" below the list so the list will be saved in yrs liked lists:)"

What button exactly do you mean?


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