Whenever I get into a “mood” I find that I have a tendency to turn towards some of my comfort reads. The unexpected thing about me and my moods is that I never really know which of my comfort books I’m going to turn too.
Lately I’ve been feeling so tired. Between the baby and work and all the millions of other things I have going on, I’m dragging some serious ass. This past weekend I sat down and tried to read a review book and just couldn’t do it. I wasn’t in the mood for anything new. I wanted something familiar, that I knew would make me happy.
I was browsing through my ebook library and came across one of my all-time favorite series: The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts. The books are the perfect mix of romance, strong female relationships and a little bit of whimsy. I love the fantasy of creating the dream wedding for each and every bride that walked through the door (regardless of cost). I love the romance between each of the couples. But most of all, I love the strong bond of friendship between the heroines.
It’s hard to find a good romance book or series where the core of the plot and series arc focuses on the female friendships as much as the romance. Every now and then I need that. I need to read about a group of girls who are friends first and foremost. Who support each other day in and day out, have each other’s backs, and genuinely enjoy the hell out of one another.
I’ve recently asked for more suggestions of books or series that follow the same theme, and have a good list compiled to get started on. Do you have any recommendations for me? What about your comfort reads, do they switch with your moods?