Our recent trip to see Greta Gerwig’s Little Women left us feeling all nostalgic and warm inside. (We seriously loved it, but you can read about that right here.)
That feeling of familiarity got us thinking… Little Women has always been one of those books that makes us feel cosy and safe, but what other books make us feel like that?
Here’s a little list of the books (along with a quote or two) that we love to return to time and time again. The books that feel like home.
Of course, we have to start with Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
“Never get tired of trying and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.”
Next up is Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery.
“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet.”
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is another firm favourite.
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book.”
For some reason Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the book from the series that feels most comforting. (Maybe Prisoner of Azkaban too!) Anyone else with us on that one?
“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”
We couldn’t not mention J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Pure escapism.
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
And finally, last but by no means least, THE BFG. Or anything by Roald Dahl for that matter.
“Dreams,” he said, “is very mysterious things. They is floating around in the air like little wispy-misty bubbles. And all the time they is searching for sleeping people.”
Tell us your ultimate comfort book?