I'm going to try something different this year.
I'm going to start 2020 off by reading only mood-boosting books this winter.
What are mood-boosting books? Great Britain has had a program for many years of sharing books that will improve your mood. The program is called Reading Well. You can look online at the official lists of books here. I'm also compiling a list of books on Goodreads called The Best Mood-Boosting Books. I hope you will share your favorites with me either in the comments or to the Goodreads list.
Here are some I would like to try to read this winter:
A Winter Book by Tove Jansson
A Breath of French Air by H. E. Bates
Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir by Diana Athill
Suddenly 60 and Other Shocks of Later Life by Judith Viorst
Bird Cloud: A Memoir by Annie Proulx
The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain
Penguin's Poems for Life
Finding Cherokee Brown by Siobhan Curham
Long Lunch: My Stories and I'm Sticking to Them by Simon Hoggart
All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West
Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
The Stories of Jane Gardam by Jane Gardam
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
The Rest of Us Just Live There by Patrick Ness
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
– Your fave reads from last Winter, or seasonal reads you love, or books on this year’s winter reading list. Join this year’s hosts Girlxoxo and Traveling with T for our annual blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was (Estella’s Revenge is taking a hiatus for this year). We have a schedule of topics planned out, so feel free to join in anytime for some or all of the topics. There will also be a link-up on our blogs so that we can all stop by each other’s posts to leave comments, high fives, good vibes and well wishes.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.