When that happens I turn to my collection of Norma Johnston books. In this case The Keeping Days series. It’s a series of six books (all out of print) which, over the years, I’ve managed to collect.
I’ve read them countless times (and I am not saying that metaphorically, I really have no idea how many times I’ve read them) and so know the stories very well. That’s part of what makes them comfort reading. No surprises.
There are no surprises anymore, but they are always enjoyable. The story of 14-year-old Tish and her family living in 1901
Re-reading these books is like visiting old friends. Wonderfully reassuring and well, basically comforting.