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I need something to lift my spirits

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TheSeaPriestess Sun 04-Jun-17 21:42:08

I'm finding the unending doom and gloom of the world really tough going at the moment. While I enjoyed the last few books I have read (The Handmaid's Tale, The Power, The stone man) I desperately need something to make me feel happy and uplifted. I think taking a break from the dystopian for a bit is a good idea, but what to read? I have Audible as well so any audio books that make me laugh or feel good would be very much appreciated.

TheSeaPriestess Mon 05-Jun-17 08:26:31

Hopeful bump!

Tarahumara Mon 05-Jun-17 08:32:44

I've just finished Spectacles, Sue Perkins's autobiography, which put a smile on my face. How about Bill Bryson? I also find Anne Tyler very calming and enjoyable.

Seachangeshell Mon 05-Jun-17 17:36:50

I have just read a brilliant book by David Nichols called 'Us'. It's much better than 'one day ', which he also wrote. I absolutely loved it. Can't say that I've read a book that's made me laugh that much for a long time. Made me cry quite a bit too but in a good way - it's poignant.

TheSeaPriestess Mon 05-Jun-17 19:05:00

These look great thanks. Love Bill Bryson but not heard of the others. Going to take a trip to the library tomorrow (and possibly delete Facebook while I'm at it!)

CarrieBradshawsScrunchie Mon 05-Jun-17 20:32:55

Hi Priestess, I write funny (I hope!) books, one of which is on audible...if it's not too cheeky I could PM you?

buckeejit Mon 05-Jun-17 20:58:35

Ooh, I'm in the middle of 'us' on audible & it's good (buy 3 get £10 offer at the mo which is great for daily deal bargains)

IQ84 is big, not dystopian but fantasy. Lianne Moriarty-all Ive read on audible are great & HIGHLY rec Eleanor & Park, or the joy luck club or the kitchen gods wife. All good on audio & not depressing smile

29Palms Tue 06-Jun-17 00:26:32

Cold Comfort Farm

TheSeaPriestess Tue 06-Jun-17 08:25:18

Great I will put these on the list also. Yes please Carrie, if you can lift me up or make me laugh I will be very grateful!

CarrieBradshawsScrunchie Tue 06-Jun-17 11:37:53

I have PM'd you, Priestess...

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