For me, happiness is synonymous with reading; the feel, the smell and the allure of a good book is something that is incomparable.
Whether by the glow of a fire or lounging by a glinting pool, lose yourself in the magic of the written word.
For International Happiness Day, why not boost your mood with a feel good book. Here’s our top five…
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
Choc full of memorable characters and wonderful lands this book deserves to be number one for the slippery slip alone.
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
This is the sweet and tender story of Pat Peoples, a man forced to try to drag together some semblance of life after a breakdown. Although heartbreaking in places it is ultimately uplifting.
Anne of Green Gables – L.M Montgomery
Marilla & Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt a boy to help them on their farm – instead they get the imaginative & fiery Anne Shirley and a whole lot more than they bargained for.
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
What could make you happier than a little girl with superhuman strength, who numbers amongst her friends a monkey called Mr Nilsson. Pippi’s many adventures & her ability to dupe stupid adults is guaranteed to raise a smile.
I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
A charming coming of age tale centred around the eccentric Mortmain family who live an impoverished and bohemian lifestyle in a decaying castle. The story revolves around the youngest daughter Cassandra.
You can find these books and all your favourites on our library catalogue for collection at any Blackpool library.