Monday Musings is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should be Reading.
This weeks Musing asks: What’s your favorite “cozy” book — and, by that, I’m meaning “curl-up-on-a-cold-day comfort read“? Or, if you don’t have a particular book, what genre do you most feel like reading when the weather starts to turn colder?
To be quite honest, I don’t really break books down in this sort of fashion. I read the same stuff baking my buns on the beach as I do curled-up on the couch in the cold. For the most part I just pick up something off my TBR pile and read it. And let me note, for good measure, that I don’t have one of these out of control TBR piles that all of these September Book Ban people have. I usually have a controlled shelf of less than 25 books and I don’t allow myself to do anymore than two big book shopping trips without finishing the books I bought on the trip before last. In this way I avoid the chaos. Anyway, I digress. The only reading I do that could be considered comfort reading is after I have finished reading one or two really awful books (i.e. DNFs or Big Disappointments) After I finish one or two of those, often I will go to my shelf and purposefully choose a book that I know will not let me down. Usually this is something from a favorite author like Timothy Findley (do you hear angels signing?) or a genre that I know is safe, which for me is usually historical fiction or an LGBT read.