10 books that will make you happy

To begin with – no books “How to change your life in 5 seconds” or “Become happy in 1 minute and without any efforts” here. There are some cool non-fictional books that help understand yourself and people around, but they are also not here today, Today – only the best fiction I can offer, that make you feel yourself better, make the world brighter, give you patience and hope. +a happy smile all over the face. These are kind, serious books that you need when the world seems to be such an awful place. It’s not, believe me.

“Bibliotherapy is an expressive therapy that uses an individual’s relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as therapy. Bibliotherapy is often combined with writing therapy( we will talk about it later) It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression.”


1.”Fried green tomatoes at the Wistle Stop Cafe”

Fannie Flag

The kindest book ever about happiness even during the unhappy times and friendship. Read and re-read this treasure every time you feel desperate and hopeless. The light is there all the time, you just need to make an effort to see it.

2. The Gift of the Magi

O. Henri

The mix of wonderful short stories for any occasion. The best time to read it – before Christmas, when it’s cold and snowing outside. Rains and the autumn depression will be also fine.

3. Pollyanna

Eleanor Hodgman Porter

The books for young girls you can find, but all adults will be fascinated with this incredibly nice and hopeful story too.

4. Chocolat

Joanne Harris

The warm and sweet love story. Must-read! Plus a film with Johny Depp is a must-see.


5. Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

Jerome Klapka Jerome

A great portion of laughter, English humor and some positive thoughts.

6. This Is Where I Leave You

Jonathan Tropper

Wonderfully written, this witty story will bring a joy of life back.

7. Night train to Lisbon

Pascal Mercie

My personal pill and the cure to all sad and moments in life, when life seems to be empty and meaningless.

8. Garden Spells

Sarah Addison Allen

Do you still believe in magic and true love? It’s time!


9.  Howl’s Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones

Feed your inner child with a great book about friendship, adventurous, wide world around, magic and love again. Pure joy!

10. The Keys of the Kingdom

Archibald Joseph Cronin

From the very beginning, this book seems to be religious, too serious, a little bit dull. Don’t stop reading! This book can heal your soul and force you to be better, showing true kindness in this not-so-bad world.

11. Dandelion Wine

Raymond Douglas “Ray” Bradbury

Summer, childhood and happiness in small things.


Read books and be happy! Sometimes it’s the best cure you can find.