I think everybody has those books that they go back to time and again for a little bit of comfort. I have many of those depending on the situation and moods. I have been trying to read two books for a while but somehow just couldn’t get into them. Maybe it’s not the right time or maybe, they are just not for me. I don’t know that yet.
However, since I was so bored, I started bothering my sister, I decided to read something else. Something that I was sure to get into, something that would make me want to read. So, I went back to one of my all time favourite trilogy from Nora Roberts. Yes, Nora Roberts. I know I talked with a lot of disappointment last time but the thing is, her earlier works really were good, escapist books, you know?
So, I picked out her Born In trilogy. Her other trilogy (Gallaghers of Ardmore) was my introduction to Ireland and it’s lovely history, myth and people. I loved that trilogy for sure but something about this one really tugged at my heart and continues to do so even now. I think part of the reason I loved this one more was because, it didn’t really have the sort of magical aspect that the Gallaghers of Ardmore had? I guess, sometimes, I just wanna read about sort of real life? Where people are living in some awesome village with some drama and then there’s love and you know how that goes, right?
Whenever I am in a mood like this, I can always be sure to rely on this trilogy. I don’t know what about it is so comforting but reading this trilogy gives me such good vibes!
This trilogy is about three sisters, all of them in their own stubborn, fantastic and fun. It’s a lovely set of books which take me to Ireland with no cost and make me feel awesome. Nora Roberts has a lovely way of engaging the reader and her magic of weaving tales in this one is one of her finest attempts. I would totally recommend this trilogy to anyone who just wants to get lost in a book and not be too damaged at the end of it.
I also read a few of my very old friends! I read The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, it’s always a good read. That book is an absolute must for any reader, I feel. Then, I went back to my other favourite, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. I mean. Do I even need a reason to go back to that one? I don’t think so. It always brings me such joy to read Pride & Prejudice. It’s my all time favourite, along with Sense & Sensibility and Mansfield Park. Emma comes a bit further down on the list but it’s there!
Basically, I have avoided reading the ones that I am actually supposed to be reading but you know what? I am not feeling too guilty, strangely enough. Generally, if I don’t read the book I have picked specifically, then it’s a huge guilt-trip of my own mind’s making but the last two days? Not a single thought of guilt. I don’t know what happened to be honest.
Anyway, that’s it for now. I am hoping to get back to reading the Children of Time and The Secret History. I have been meaning to get to them for a long, long time now. Here’s to hoping I finish reading them soon.
What about you, do you guys have problems like these? Do you go back to your comfort reads? If so, what are your comfort reads? Do you also have specific books depending on your moods?