I would be at a loss to recommend a book, or even books for you to read. Not sufficient.
I recommend these authors.
Jan Karon: The Mitford Series
**Warm, funny, sad, comforting, uplifting. Recommended for cold nights, with hot chocolate.
**So funny and engaging, it could be fiction. A few works (A Short History of Nearly Everything and At Home) are intellectual rather than humorous and very well worth a read for this reason. Be warned that Neither Here Nor There will cause you to spontaneously purchase airline fare to Europe before you know what you are about.