Feel Good Reads
Numerous studies over the years have shown that reading is good for your mental health. It helps you to relax by engaging the mind and the imagination helping you to think more creatively and escape current worries.
Reading continues to keep your brain active as you age. Fiction can help improve empathy, understanding of diversity and self awareness.
The list below is a collection of titles which have been recommended by readers and reading groups across the UK. We would love to add to the list so if you have a book that you'd like to recommend as a Feel Good Read then please let us know.
- The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom
- A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
- A street cat named Bob: how one man and his cat found hope on the streets by James Bowen
- Thursdays in the park by Hilary Boyd
- One fine day in the middle of the night by Christopher Brookmyre
- The life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid: a memoir by Bill Bryson
- The bubble wrap boy by Phil Earle
- Still Alice by Lisa Genova
- Ostrich boys by Keith Gray
- How to stop time by Matt Haig
- The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
- Us by David Nicholls
- Sixty degrees north: around the world in search of home by Malachy Tallack