When I need distraction I tend to return to books that I know I've lost myself in before, rather than trying to find myself lost in a new story. Too often, I start and stop ten new books before I find that place where I can be in another world for a while.
That would be, most likely, why I have reread all of Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling books five times. This last week, I returned to earlier books by Lora Leigh. Specifically, Tanner's Scheme and Bengal's Heart. I think I most enjoy her books where the heroine, or hero, gets into some kind of trouble towards the end and it brings the other mate into the realization that they'd really better shape up emotionally because life is short and they could lose their other half.
Maybe I'm just a sap that way.
My mother used to call certain books, for her the tales of Jane Austen, old friends. If something terrible happened in the world, she could go visit her old friend for a while and feel better.
Do you have any old friends that you like to visit?