This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was supposed to be “Comfort Reads.” I’ve used my favorite re-reads sooooooo many times on this blog that I just couldn’t do it again. So, I’ve tweaked the topic a little to present books on my TBR that sound comforting.
Same, book, but different titles for the US and UK.
Every day at 8:05, Iona Iverson boards the train to go to work. Every day, she sees the same people and makes assumptions about them, even giving them nicknames. But they never speak. Obviously. Then, one morning, Smart-but-Sexist-Surbiton chokes on a grape right in front of Iona. Suspiciously-Nice-New Malden steps up to help and saves his life, and this one event sparks a chain reaction. With nothing in common but their commute, an eclectic group of people learn that their assumptions about each other don’t match reality. But when Iona’s life begins to fall apart, will her new friends be there when she needs them most?
Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley is available for pre-order. It will be released June 7, 2022.
Jess Metcalf is perfectly content with her quiet, predictable life. But when her beloved grandmother passes away and she loses her job at the local library, Jess’ life is turned upside down. Determined to pick up the pieces, Jess decides it’s time for a new beginning. Unable to part with her grandmother’s cherished books, she packs them all up and moves to a tiny cottage in the English countryside. To her surprise, Jess discovers that she’s now the owner of an old red phone box that was left on the property. Missing her job at the local library, Jess decides to give back to her new community—using her grandmother’s collection to turn the ordinary phone box into the littlest library in England.
The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander is available for pre-order. It will be released on July 19, 2022.
An Earl reeling from his service in World War I, his crumbling great country house, and an a lady artist…will his lordship return to living life to the fullest?
At Summer’s End by Courtney Ellis
Cindy loves shoes. A well-placed bow or a chic stacked heel is her form of self-expression. As a fashion-obsessed plus-size woman, she can never find designer clothes that work on her body, but a special pair of shoes always fits just right. With a shiny new design degree but no job in sight, Cindy moves back in with her stepmother, Erica Tremaine, the executive producer of the world’s biggest dating reality show. When a contestant on Before Midnight bows out at the last minute, Cindy is thrust into the spotlight. ….But being the first and only fat contestant on Before Midnight turns her into a viral sensation—and a body-positivity icon—overnight. Even harder to believe? She can actually see herself falling for this Prince Charming. To make it to the end, despite the fans, the haters, and a house full of fellow contestants she’s not sure she can trust, Cindy will have to take a leap of faith and hope her heels— and her heart—don’t break in the process.
If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy
The right supper club would be very comforting, wouldn’t it?
The Kindred Spirts Supper Club by Amy E. Reichert
The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club by Marlena de Blasi
All Maggie Bliss needs to do is write. Forty-eight years old and newly single (again!), she ventures to Paris in a last-ditch effort to finish her manuscript. With a marvelous apartment at her fingertips and an elegant housekeeper to meet her every need, a finished book—and her dream of finally taking her career over the top—is surely within her grasp. After all, how could she find anything except inspiration in Paris, with its sophistication, food, and romance in the air?But the clock is running out, and between her charming ex-husband arriving in France for vacation and a handsome Frenchman appearing one morning in her bathtub, Maggie’s previously undisturbed peace goes by the wayside.
Maggie Finds Her Muse: A Novel by Dee Ernst
Best friends Agnes and Bea decide to embark on one last adventure before their adult lives begin. For Agnes’s mother Florence, a fresh chapter is starting as her youngest flies the nest and her marriage settles into a new routine. But she can’t help feeling that something is missing. As Agnes travels to London and Florence follows her heart to Europe, both will discover a world of possibilities they never could have dreamed of…
The Never-Ending Summer by Emma Kennedy
Romance should always provide comfort!
My Sister’s Big Fat Indian Wedding by Sajni Patel
The Marriage Code by Brook Burroughs
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