I love to read. I didn’t know this until I moved to Chicago and had all this commuting time on the train and I have never been much for listening to music in headphones. So one day while I was at the thrift store that I frequented, I noticed all the pretty books lined up by color waiting for someone to read them. I walked over and started scanning the binding, reading the titles and judging them just by the spine. One caught my eye; The devil Wears Prada, I had always liked the movie and I just picked it out of the lineup and set it on top of my other thrift store finds. I brought it home and put it on the coffee table where it sat for about a week until I got the courage to grab it on the way to work. Now I know what you're thinking, courage is such a silly word in this context, but I promise it's what I needed at the time. I had just moved from a small town to one of the largest cities in America! I hadn't taken a train or a bus anywhere in my life. Here I was thrust into a whole new world, and I had to learn the ways of the city, be newly married and start a new job! During this time I had become very anxious and not confident, one of my biggest fears would be that I would miss my bus and be late for my new job! For the first few months, it was incredibly common for me to be 20-30 minutes early. So you must understand that the thought of having a distraction like a book scared me. But I overcame that fear and fell madly in love with reading! I Devoured the devil wears Prada in two days and I hated the book. But for some reason, it fueled me to go back to the salvation army. I bought two more books. The book buying has continued to this day. Now that my taste in books as broadened and I enjoy books of all genres, I find I still have to go back to some happy lighthearted and happy ending books in between the heavy ones.
Here are some books sure fired to make you happy.
Want more recommendations? Or do you have books you think should be on the list? Please let me know!
Monica Rose Grant