Musing : I’ve been comfort reading like the world ran out of new authors…

Posted January 16, 2018 by Nix in Random musings / 8 Comments

Sometimes I feel like the worst blogger in the world. I look back over the last few months and all I can see is Top Pick Posts and Memes …. I just haven’t managed to get back into blogging like I thought but I think that’s because of one thing; I stopped reading new authors.

When I look through my kindle, I’ve got around 2000 books. I haven’t read them all (seriously, I do need to sort that out) because I have an awful reading habit; I like to comfort read.



When the world is miserable and stressful, I turn to comfort reads. If I DNF a book, I turn to comfort reads. Sometimes, I just want to comfort read!

In the last 3 months, I’ve reread all the Jill Shalvis Lucky Harbor series, all of the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh, all of the Faith Hunter Jane Yellowrock series and all of the Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series.  Once I start comfort reading,  I just can’t stop! These books make me feel happy and I love the safety of knowing what will happen to the characters I adore … I’m the same with films! (DH can walk into While You Were Sleeping at any point and knows what it is immediately).

The problem with being a blogger stuck in a reread rut is that I have nothing left to review. You’ve all read the reviews already ladies and gents; I’ve read/reviewed/raved about these books for the last 8 years 🙂

So, my lovely readers, who stick with me no matter what, I’ve made myself a vow. I will try at least one new book a week and at least one new author once a fortnight. I know this doesn’t seem like a lot but it’s a starting point right???



I’ve done well this week …  I’ve read a new author (Kristen Ashley) and a new series (Soul Wood by Faith Hunter) but what else should I read? What are your comfort reads?


8 responses to “Musing : I’ve been comfort reading like the world ran out of new authors…

    • Nix

      I think that’s one of my issue … I think, “ooh, I fancy PNR” and I’ll go for a reread rather than a new author!

  1. Becky

    The Up In The Air trilogy by R.K. Lilly has been my comfort read for a while now. The other series she writes have not been my thing but that one grabs me and demands a re-read when I need it

  2. Nicki S

    My comfort read is the Demonica series by Larissa Ione. There are SO many authors and series on my TBR pile; many have been around awhile and therefore are “old” to everyone but me. However, I won’t be waiting a year for the next book, and there’s an excellent chance I will score the books on sale (especially in my preferred paperback format). For you though, since there are so many authors to choose from, I’d literally assign a number to 6 new authors with recent releases and roll the dice. Whatever number comes up is your next read.

    • Nix

      I love the Demonica series! I need to get the series in eFormat as I read in that format more than anything.

      I may have to try that method … so many new releases!

  3. Pansy Petal

    Comfort reads! I thought I was the only one who did that! Wow! I am not alone! I just comfort read the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton. All 25 books. Before that it was the Twilight saga. I am giving consideration to the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris for my next comfort read. Yep! I too am in a “comfort read rut.” Maybe it is the time of year. I don’t know, but I can’t seem to get into anything new – whether it is a favorite author or a new to me author. Not because I don’t have a selection. My kindle account shows 13,650 titles, but I am doing comfort reads. Go figure.

    • Nix

      I adore the first few books of the Anita Blake series!!! Such a good heroine 🙂

      Maybe it’s because it’s cold, dark and horrible outside we all need books that give us the warm an fuzzies!!

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