Things that Comfort Me

I recently finished The Comfort Book by Matt Haig, and I am inspired to share some songs, movies, and books that bring me comfort. The Comfort Book is a collection of essays and lists about comfort, and I highly recommend it if you have yet to read it.

Songs that Comfort Me

This started as a playlist to calm my very anxious dog, but I found myself calmed and comforted by the music as well.

  • “Sunday” from Sunday in the Park with George
  • “A Soft Place to Land” from Waitress
  • “This is Me Trying” by Taylor Swift
  • “All is Found” from Frozen 2
  • “Heart of Stone” from Six (My favorite version is the studio recording from the Broadway alternates)
  • “Miss Simone” by Sara Bareilles

Movies that Comfort Me

You may notice that many of the below are Disney films. There is something magical about the power of a Disney film to transport you to another world and to forget your reality for 90 minutes.

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Frozen 2
  • Legally Blonde
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Cinderella (2015)

Books that Comfort Me

Some of the below are nostalgic favorites that I find myself returning to over and over, and some of these are more recent favorites that never fail to put a smile on my face.

  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (I do not condone J.K. Rowling’s transphobic beliefs)
  • Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  • The Hannah Swensen Series by Joanne Fluke
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Of course, different things will comfort you. I want to hear what those are. Leave me your comfort books/movies/songs in the comments!


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