There are some days I want to read something exciting and new, a new-to-me author or a book that's waiting patiently on my TBR pile. Then there are the times I need a comfort read.
Sometimes it's a seasonal thing. Colder weather and longer nights make me want to cocoon. Other times, I'm feeling a bit out of sorts or blue, and a comfort read helps me get back some equilibrium.
Even books I haven't read before can be comfort reads, just by virtue of the author. (I guess that would make them comfort authors?) A series I love has a new book out. I find a backlist title by a favorite writer. Latching onto the familiar and loved can be such a wonderful thing.
And then, when I've "treated" myself with a comfort read or five, I'm ready to dive back into the new and unexplored.
Do you have comfort reads/comfort authors? If so, share!