So, I don’t know about you, but every now and then, I get down in the dumps a little bit. I don’t know if its because of work, hormone changes, getting irritated with people, or what, but I’m not always super happy (shocking, right?)
Here are some books that I like to read to help myself feel better and escape from reality for a little while:
Anything in the Redwall series: These children’s books are so charming. I love how rich the text is, and the descriptions are amazing. If you read the book while you are hungry, you will be salivating in no time. In these books, the good characters are good, the bad characters are bad, and the good guys always win. I always feel better after reading these books. OMG, I just saw they have a Redwall Cookbook. I’m buying that right now.
The Princess Diaries: This series is pure fluff and pure fun. You’ll be laughing along with the poor “tortured” princess within minutes. Although she does face some serious issues, they are all presented in a light-hearted way. For even more hilarity, read Ransom My Heart.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series: Humor and satire in space! This series is probably one of my favorites of all time. With lines like “In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move,” you can’t help but feel better. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy takes what is wrong with humanity and transforms it from depressing to hilarious.
The Princess Bride: Called “the best book I’ve never read” by author William Goldman (for years people actually thought this was an adaptation of another book), you’ll be smiling from the first page to the last. My favorite part of the book is when after Wesley and Buttercup are reunited, they start fighting again within about two pages. Perhaps less. This book taught me that just because you’ve found your true love, it does not mean you will never have problems. And fighting to the pain? Classic. I’m still upset that Buttercup’s Baby was never written.
The Fudge Series: I know this series is supposed to be for kids who are like, 8 or whatever, but I love it. There is nothing about this series that does not make me smile. Each chapter is a new look into situation-based parenting comedy.
These are some of my favorite books to read when down. What are yours?
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