Books to Get You Smiling Again

If you are in a funk, sometimes the solution is to read it away, but be careful which book you choose.  The English comedian Stephen Fry wisely notes: “Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.”   No Dostoevsky or Proust.  Look for funny, romantic, whimsical.

The lists I found had books I would not necessarily associate with good feelings (like Julia Pierpont’s  “Among the Ten Thousand Things”).  When I found a list with Sophie Kinsella and Maria Semple, I knew I was in the right direction and Beth Carswell for Abe Books had a  list with a mix of twenty-five old and new, Feel Good Reads.

something-under-bed-drooling-watterson Not all would be on my list, but I plan to try a few, especially the Calvin and Hobbes – Bill Watterson’s Something Under the Bed is Drooling.

What do you read when you need a mood boost?


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