Advice needed

Dear All,

this time a short and sweet post. I need your help, recently I have been reading a lot of books about loss and death and grief, probably too many for my own good. Because of that I wanted to ask you for recommendations of something more positive, cheerful, lighter. Anything that you consider a pick-me-up read, anything you read when world is far from perfect, anything that made you smile or laugh or grow or believe in people more, please share in comments.

Yours sincerely,

Jo @bookskeptic.com (currently a tad too world-skeptic)

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10 thoughts on “Advice needed

  1. I checked my “Life Affirming” shelf on Goodreads, and I recommend Anne Lamott,’s Traveling Mercies, The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner, Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, The Humans by Matt Haig, and Alexander McCall Smith’s Scotland Street series.

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  2. I was talking to another blogger about this last week! Seems like every book on every prize shortlist is about death and grief.
    I recommend you hit up some of the ‘classics’ – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, some Nancy Mitford, Nora Ephron… I loved Shirley Barrett’s Rush Oh!; Sloane Crosley’s essay collections made me laugh out loud; Jonathan Grimwood’s The Last Banquet was fast paced and completely mad; Addition by Toni Jordan is very, very light and funny. Good luck!

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  3. I’m not sure if it made me believe in people more, but Tempst-Tost by Robertson Davies sure made me chuckle. Another one that I remember making me snicker the whole way through is The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby.
    I’m loving the recommendations you’re getting!

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