Monday, June 6, 2011

Feel Good Books for Summer Reading.

Directly from AbeBooks Newsletter here are the summer feel good selections:

I rarely, if ever, read a book for enlightenment to forget the cares of the day and wile away my time on pure feel-good or fantasy.  Coming back into the real world after one of those reads must be a bit of a downer, well, it would for me. I'm strictly into crime, true or otherwise, historical novels,true or otherwise, and for more relaxation than I can hardly stand anything my neighbor lends me.

Life is just way too short to get bogged down in heavy stuff this summer.  I have a room that is filled with just my how-to books.....I think I purchased them before the internet.  I know now that I just need to pose a question and I am on my way to rewiring a lamp or how to speedify getting wallpaper down.  They do come in handy once in a while. 

I also collected cook books for a very long while.  Unfortunately none of them deal strictly with frugal meals, and that is what I am into right at this moment.  "How many ways to charm your guests with renditions of beans and rice".  Its a good thing I am  not asked to entertain any longer, it would put me beside myself. 

I'm going to give a selection of these a try....it can't hurt.  Here is a thought ....  why did I wrongly think that the population here is not interested in reading?  When I go to the library it is full of people, young and old.  The books that I take home are filled with previous due dates.  I think I should hang out there and meet some of these readers.  And perhaps invite them over for'beans and rice'.

Until next time....be safe. rd





25 Feel-Good Reads

Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood
Lady Oracle
Margaret Atwood
Good-bye Mr. Chips by James Hilton
Good-bye Mr. Chips
James Hilton
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
The Bean Trees
Barbara Kingsolver
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Bel Canto
Ann Patchett
Thin Blue Smoke by Doug Worgul
Thin Blue Smoke
Doug Worgul
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Cold Comfort Farm
Stella Gibbons
Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones' Diary
Helen Fielding
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Truman Capote
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
Kitchen
Banana Yoshimoto
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
The Incredible Journey
Sheila Burnford
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Princess Bride
William Goldman
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Crocodile on the Sandbank
Elizabeth Peters
Unless by Carol Shields
Unless
Carol Shields
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
A Town Like Alice
Nevil Shute
The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker
The Anthologist
Nicholson Baker
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
High Fidelity
Nick Hornby
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist

1 comment:

Catfish Tales said...

You've got a good list there, and I too am amazed at how many people still do frequent my local library. I should seriously try to get mine enlisted in the national library chain as well, as I've got a few feel good books of my own. Happy summer reading!