10 great comfort reads to get away from reality

10 great comfort reads to get away from reality

- and what you should be snacking and sipping on while reading them -


Here’s to lazy days, autumn rain and a bountiful supply of snacks!


We’re all going through a weird time right now, but the upside of it is that most of us have more time for reading! Since autumn has arrived, I hereby present my favourite comfort books and snacks with correlating bookish references.

All of these books include: a fairly quick read, no murders, at least a ⅘ star review, and overall ultimate hygge (confirmed by a Dane!). Ps. It is NOT pronounced hoogah. Thanks.



1. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han - your favourite milkshake and colourful cupcakes with sprinkles OR snickerdoodles


2. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery - rose-flavoured lemonade and a snack from your childhood



3. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery - apple pie and raspberry cordial



4. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson - lemonade and artfully decorated cookies



5. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks - hot cocoa/psl and ALL of the autumn/pumpkin snacks! You will get so hungry, I promise!!



6. Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne - the obvious choice here would be honey, but since I’m a vegan, I’ll recommend carrot cake (or just carrot sticks with hummus) and tea with syrup. I promise you, you won’t miss the honey! Just don’t tell Pooh…



7. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - tea for your unbirthday tea party, and sugar cookies to dip in the tea. Pick a weird flavour.



8. The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway - plain ol’ water and anything salty caramel-flavoured will do here.



9. Ronja the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren - home baked bread or forest berries and oat milk.



10. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking - if you want to go all out on the hygge! Drink tea and snack on some Danish pastry (there’s more than one kind!).





I hope you were inspired by this cozy list, I surely want to re-read all of them now

I realise there’s a lot of cake on this list, you can blame that on Lara Jean:-)

Is your favourite comfort book missing? Write it in the comments!

Happy reading<3



Elektra xx

All pictures are from Pinterest and credit goes to the owner:-)


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