5 Books To Make You Happy!

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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.


1 Bridget Jones Diary

2 Breakfast at Tiffany's

3 Have a little faith

4 Julie and Julia

5 All the Harry Potters


Want more recommendations? Or do you have books you think should be on the list? Please let me know!



Monica Rose Grant