We could all do with some mood-boosting and feel-good books to enjoy on balmy days over the summer. Including both classics and newer releases, here are some uplifting novels for 2014!
"Kabul Beauty School transcends the feel-good genre largely because of the author's superior storytelling gifts and wicked sense of humor" - New York Times
1. The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
2. Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
3. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
4. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
5. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
6. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
8. The Poets' Daughters: Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge by Katie Waldegrave
"Drawing on a host of new sources, Katie Waldegrave tells the never-before-told story of how two young women, born into greatness, shaped their own legacies."
9. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
"I want you to read this book, indeed to read all of Jojo Moyes' books, because they tell truths about modern life. If you're a sentient, empathic, living, breathing human I would urge you to give it a go" - The World Book Night book club
10. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
11. The Grace of Crows by Tracy Shawn
12. Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookshop by Robin Sloan
13. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
14. The Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen
15. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Do you think I've missed anything? Share your recommendations for feel-good summer bibliotherapy in the comments!
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