Do you have books you’ve squirreled away that you haven’t read yet because you’re saving them for an emergency?
What kind of emergency, you might ask? Well, perhaps you are going through a really stressful time, or just read a horrible book that left a bad taste in your mouth, or you don’t want to have to take a chance on a new author or genre. So you have an author whose work you adore, but you haven’t read her whole oeuvre yet because you’re saving some out for just that kind of emergency. It helps if the author is prolific, and also relatively predictable.
This kind of emergency differs from Rereading: The Comfort of an Old Friend because the story is new, even if the author is familiar.
So—do you have emergency reads? Who’s your emergency read author?