Mood-boosting Books recommended on World Mental Health Day
15 October 2012 / 0 Comments
On World Mental Health Day (10 October) we asked our twitter followers to recommend books which they had found to be mood-boosting. We had a broad range of responses.
@mbirdbrand said: I comfort read Wodehouse, DL Sayers or Aransome
@Fishylegs11 said: The Tent Bucket and Me, by Emma Kennedy. Childhood camping stories, very funny! You will laugh out loud!
@Fishylegs11 also said: Up with the Larks by Tessa Hainsworth. About starting a new life in Cornwall, as a post lady!
@RosamundC said: Generally I turn to Terry Pratchett when I'm feeling blue. Or A Little Princess. Imagination has such power.
@askboltonlibs said: My recent #moodbusting book would be The Mystery of Mercy Close by the fabulous @MarianKeyes. A real page-turner.
@laurajskip said: Sorting out Billy by Jo Brand. So funny, definitely mood lifting #moodboosting
@WaterstonesWoT said: I recommend A Monster Calls by @Patrick_Ness - restored my faith in life :) #Moodboosting
@NIACE_CarolT said: Bel Canto restores faith in human spirit! People discover themselves, others, develop alliances, satisfaction in everyday.
@MilliDavo said: Fantastic book for depression - Depressive Illness The Curse of the Strong by Dr Tim Cantopher. Can't recommend enough X
Find yourself a mood-boosting read
Libraries around the country are promoting Mood-boosting Books. There is a main list of recommended reads, as well as a list of books chosen by older people, and a list of books chosen by young people.
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