Comfort Books for Adults

In a letter, E.B. White (author of Charlotte's Web) wrote:

A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people - people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.

We searched our own shelves and gathered some volumes we turn to for comfort in our own private reading. We would also recommend any of the titles on our Heartwarming Stories to Read Aloud list but these are some titles written more with an adult reader in mind. It is our hope these books will bring you comfort on days when you need a warm friend.


84, Charing Cross Road
A Book of Comfort
Anne of Avonlea
At Home in Mitford
The Awakening of Miss Prim
Dear Mr. Knightley: A Novel
The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Murder at the Vicarage
Once On a Time
Pride and Prejudice
Right Ho, Jeeves
Village School
The Wind in the Willows