The election’s over. The results are in. Now many Americans are feeling a range of emotions, from anxiety and fear, to anger and dread. Frankly, this was a tough race on Republicans and Democrats alike. And now that it’s over, it’s time for us all to heal, to try to find a way to come together again for the benefit of the nation. It’s time to find a way to move forward. America needs a boost, and these five happy books may be just the thing you need to lift your spirits.
1. I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
A collection of essays, this New Tork Times bestseller will have you laughing until you’re in tears. It’s all about aiming for the stars, missing, and hitting the ceiling instead. These stories each have an equally unpredictable and hilarious ending, while Crosley’s unique voice rings true.
2. Hyperbole And A Half by Allie Brosh
Complete with comic illustrations, in what began as a blog, each story Brosh projects entails hilarious happenings from her childhood or 20-something life. Each is also exactly what you might need if you’re feeling a bit depressed or unmotivated. Check out our review, here!
3. I Could Pee On This And Other Poems By Cats by Francesco Marciuliano
Cat lovers aren’t the only ones who will get a kick out of this tale! This hilarious book of poems, all from a housecat’s point of view, captures the everyday life of a cat as well as their inner workings.
4. Contagious Optimism by David Mezzapelle
Uplifting stories, motivation, and advice all in one helpful place, Contagious Optimism is based on the author’s life experiences. Now, he, along with other business and professional visionaries, offers words of wisdom to the world.
5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
A classic go-to novel about a woman looking to reinvent her life on a quest to find herself and explore the world, Eat, Pray, Love has inspired millions over the past ten years. Expect to laugh, cry, and end the novel feeling more fulfilled and motivated than you have in years.
What books make you happy during dark times?
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