Some weeks I’m itching for a good mystery. Others I’m craving an emotional roller coaster. Or fantasy. Or historical fiction. Or goodness knows what. It might be brand new or something ancient or anywhere in between. In any case, it’s nice to share, so …
What’s Your Read?
My immune system has taken a vacation this week, and when I’m not reading the backs of my eyelids, I’m reaching for whatever books are close to hand. I thought I had struck gold when I found my Kindle this morning, but it’s current state resembles my own.
So while that charges, here are my top five favorite books to read when under the weather.
Sickness Level: Sinus Overload
Justice Hall by Laurie R. King
When I want my mind actively engaged but I don’t have the energy to tackle a puzzle I haven’t read before, I thank the heavens for Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes.
Sickness Level: Stir Crazy
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
Adventure is off the table for my physical form at present, but my mind can certainly appreciate the break from starting at the same four walls. Escaping into one of my childhood favorites is delightfully comforting and simultaneously exciting.
Sickness Level: Why Does Everything Hurt???
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Sometimes nothing but my favorite Austen novel will cheer me up. Some tea, a snuggling dog, and a big dose of Captain Wentworth is about as good as it gets.
Sickness Level: Shivers and Shakes
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
I love Tolkien, but I admit that nothing lures me to sleep like Tom Bombadil.
Sickness Level: Nearly Catatonic
Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory
The situation is dire. Go for an audio book.
What’s your next read?