Reading for the snatched minutes before the baby wakes up, the toddler wants to play hiding again or my sister falls asleep.
March 19, 2007 3:42 PM Subscribe
Looking for recommendations of comfort reading.
posted by paduasoy to Writing & Language (43 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I want to find some more books my sister would like - she's not having an easy time at the moment. She describes her taste as "cheese". She particularly likes Georgette Heyer, Barbara Michaels (and to some extent Babs's alter ego Elizabeth Peters), Mary Stewart and the Golden Age detective story writers like Christie, Allingham, Sayers and - especially - Ngaio Marsh. Happy endings are a necessity. She doesn't like sci-fi or fantasy, modern chicklit, family sagas or cosy mysteries. Perhaps her favourites are best described as rather old-fashioned domesticity with a love interest and a slight mystery or thriller edge. She demands a certain level of good writing, so no real pulp. I'm her official book supplier and I'm running out of ideas - what have I missed?
(I've looked at LibraryThing's Suggester, gnooks, Whichbook and Amazon recommendations, but not found anything that hits the spot.)