Monday, February 7, 2022

Review: The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

 Title: The Comfort Book

Author: Matt Haig

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin

Publish Date: July 6, 2021

Source: Library originally but I got my own copy!

What's the Story?:

From "The Comfort Book is Haig’s life raft: it’s a collection of notes, lists, and stories written over a span of several years that originally served as gentle reminders to Haig’s future self that things are not always as dark as they may seem. Incorporating a diverse array of sources from across the world, history, science, and his own experiences, Haig offers warmth and reassurance, reminding us to slow down and appreciate the beauty and unpredictability of existence."

My Two Cents:

Keeping it short and sweet for this fine Monday! Hope you all had a good weekend!

Did any of you have a multi-functional notebook that was part journal/ collection of stories and memories/ beloved quotes? If you're like me and you did have this kind of book (or still do), Matt Haig's "The Comfort Book" is going to feel comfortingly familiar. 

This is a beautiful collection for when you're going through rough times. Drawing from famous people, less famous people, and his own thoughts, Haig pulls together a book that feels somewhat like someone giving you a big hug, a huge cup of tea, and some reaffirming words. I liked it so much that although I originally got this book from the library, I decided to get my own copy. This is a book that you can read in one fell swoop (this is what I did!) or you can read it little-by-little when you need a pick me up (this is how I will probably read this book in the future). 

1 comment:

  1. I have tons of these books around, my personal musings or bits of poetry. Sounds like a good read.


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