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Comfort Reads: The Long List

by Jen Moyers (@jen.loves.books)



Last week, we released episode 120 in which we recommended books that could be Comfort Reads for you during this very stressful time! Check out my long list of recommendations, and let us know what books you'd recommend to round out these lists. What other books are bringing you comfort?


Books to Escape

Sarah J. Maas’s House of Earth and Blood

Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone

Elana K. Arnold’s Damsel

Brigid Kemmerer’s A Curse So Dark and Lonely


Books with a Happily Every After

Lyssa Kay Adams’s The Bromance Book Club

Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game

Alyssa Cole’s An Unconditional Freedom

Lisa Kleypas’s Marrying Winterborne


Books to Capture Your Heart

Kelly Harms’s The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

Jojo Moyes’s The Giver of Stars

Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House

Claire Lombardo’s The Most Fun We Ever Had


Books for Some Much-Needed Catharsis

Ann Napolitano’s Dear Edward

Camille Pagán's Forever Is the Worst Long Time

Rebecca Serle’s In Five Years

Ocean Vuong’s On Earth, We’re Briefly Gorgeous


Books for Days When Your Attention Span Is Short

Editor Jessica Spotswood’s A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls

Margaret Renkl’s Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss

Alexander Chee’s How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

Neil Gaiman’s Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances


Books to Engage Your Brain

Ada Calhoun’s Why We Can’t Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis

Susannah Cahalan’s The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Patrick Radden Keefe's Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland


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