Right, so, the usual bit of context: Weekly Blogging Challenge over at Long and Short Reviews. Hit their homepage to see the current week's responses, and add a link to your own if you're so inclined.
This week's challenge is: What I Read When I'm Not Feeling Well.
This one, for me, is pretty easy: I go back to books that I've enjoyed before. It's like comfort food, but with reading.
...Which is really too short for this sort of blogging challenge, so let me point to some examples. If I remember, the last time I was really sick -- like, just-lying-around-the-house-for-several-days sick -- I found myself on a Jennifer Crusie kick, and re-read both Welcome to Temptation and Bet Me. (If that sounds like an awesome two-fer, there's a bundle.)
The time before that was a bit atypical, as it was a favorite author but a new book; I wound up reading The Harbors of the Sun by Martha wells why trying to shake off the flu. (It was a very enjoyable way to pass the time, but I had to go back and re-read it a couple of months later, what with the fever and all.)
Other common choices have included Terry Pratchett, Roger Zelazny, and a wide variety of graphic novels.
So yeah: when I'm not feeling well, I go back to the comforting and familiar. Don't we all?