Looking for some comfort books to read? The New York Times asked some well-known writers  for suggestions. Here are some of them…

* From Celeste Ng: The Princess Bride by William Goldman – “This has always been a comfort read for me: a fairy tale that acknowledges that life isn’t fair… yet still manages to make you feel that the good guys might win, that justice will be served, that there’s a point to it all.”

* From Elizabeth Gilbert: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson – “Absent of sentimentality, full of love and humor and wisdom, this is a tale about how much fun two people can have in the middle of nowhere, when they are practicing social isolation in earnest.”

* From Kiley Reid: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott – “It’s funny and honest and comforting, and it’s a wonderful reminder of the glory in terrible first efforts, and the beauty that comes in taking it day by day.”

* From Ruth Ware: Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford – “[For] sheer comfort reading it has to be Nancy Mitford – who laughed and wept her way through love, loss, crippling bereavement and two world wars.”

* From Ann Patchett: Writers & Lovers by Lily King – “Even as the narrator grieves the loss of her mother and struggles to make art and keep a roof over her head, the novel is suffused with hopefulness and kindness.”