Comfort books to read with a hot drink

Autumn is here and I can’t wait to get in bed with a blanket and read books! And you know what goes perfect with books and blankets?  – Of course you know, this is like every reader’s favorite setting. But I’m going to say it anyway– a delicious hot drink…

Here’s my list of ten comfort books to read with a hot drink in hand 🙂


1Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. This one is the first classic that comes to my mind when I think about being cozy in bed with a cup of tea. There’s something about the March family that invites the reader live with them and be part of their daily adventures.

2To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Seeing the world through Scout’s eyes brings me back to a time of wonder and daily new experiences.

3Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Is there any other book to perfectly accompany a pumpkin spice latte?  Just thinking about the cold and mysterious Hogwarts corridors, the Halloween chapters and Molly Weasley’s Christmas sweaters makes me want to pick up these books whenever I’m drinking a pumpkin flavored anything.

4Emma by Jane Austen. For me, Emma is the ultimate book chick flick. It has comedy, romance and silly mistakes and misunderstandings. It is also a classic novel so, like any other book by Jane Austen, it has the capacity to transport the reader to a completely different time and stay there to enjoy the view.

5The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. The greatest little hobbit of them all is so likable that his adventure so magical that there’s no way someone couldn’t be comforted by this book. It has the charm of a children story which is why I would definitely pair it with some hot chocolate.

6Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. I could read this book anywhere, anytime. It is a short, magical and funny novel with an equally magical and funny protagonist.

7Any book by Agatha Christie. Because not only fantasy worlds are comforting. There’s also a very rewarding feeling of accomplishment after solving a mystery. An Agatha Christie novel and a cup of tea are a winning combination for fall.

8The Discworld books by Terry Pratchett. Re-entering the world where I sympathize with Death and fell in love with baggage is not only comfy, but hilarious. The Discworld books are always there to make me laugh and forget about not-fun things.

9Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. Simply because the Inkworld couldn’t be explicit about my feelings towards fantasy books: I either want to live inside them, or take them out of the page and make them real.

10The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. The five (or six) books in the Hitchhiker’s trilogy are fun and full of new silly things and adventures. I could re-read them in any order and starting on any chapter and just stay inside them for hours.

Do you have comfort books? Or comfort authors? Let’s talk about them in the comments! 🙂

This article has 4 comments

  1. Hana Bilqisthi

    Interesting article Celeste! I only have read To Kill a Mocking Bird and Harry Potter from your list. I have so many comfy read. ?? I love Tru and Nelle by G. Neri. It is about Truman Capote and Harper Lee childhood. Have you read it? ?

    • Celeste

      Thank you :)! No, I haven’t read Tru and Nelle but it looks lovely! I will definitely add it to my wishlist for Christmas, thanks for the recommendation 😀

  2. Ana

    Me ha encantado la selección que hiciste. Adoro a Agatha Christie y ha sido una sorpresa agradable encontrarla entre tu selección otoñal. Por supuesto Harry Potter, Emma y Matar a un ruiseñor me encantan también. No he leído El Hobbit ni Ella, pero les tengo muchas ganas, así que me los propondré para una tarde de estas.


    • Celeste

      Muchas gracias! Pues si te gusta Harry Potter tengo la impresión de que te gustará Ella :), veo que tenemos muchos libros en común, así que espero que te agrade tambien El Hobbit tanto como a mí!

      Por cierto, ¿cuál es tu libro favorito de Agatha? Estoy buscando otro para leer, pero no sé cuál!

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