11 Great Books To Read And The Mood That Matches Them


Books are evergreen and can always be relied on to make you feel better. Have you ticked off all the great books to read from your wishlist?

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” – Italo Calvino

Books are truly our soul mates. It can make you go through a plethora of emotions. Are you feeling sad? A book can cheer you up. Are you distressed? Read a book. Are you feeling useless in life? Read a book that motivates you. It is almost impossible to measure how profoundly some books might impact you and entirely alter your attitude towards life. Some books can lift up your mood and some books are best read in a particular mood to get the feel of it.


Here are a few great books and the perfect kind of mood to read them in.

1. When you want to feel the pain and pathos of love.

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A beautiful and smart, no-nonsense woman named Holly Kennedy is happily married to the love of her life – an intensely passionate, humorous and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. Unfortunately, Gerry’s life is taken by illness and this chokes the hell out of Holly. The only one who can save her now is Gerry himself.  Gerry leaves behind a stack of letters to guide Holly through her life. She embarks on a heart-breaking yet exciting, and often hilarious journey of rediscovery in a story about marriage, friendship, and how a love so strong can turn the finality of death into a new beginning for life.

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2. When the darkness of the night lures you into a journey of a twisted tale.

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Ben, living in a small town on the outskirts of Saskatoon, is haunted by the death of his older brother and mother’s mysterious suicide. Being unable to tolerate this string of unfortunate incidents, he slowly started to slip into the darkness of his own mind. Believing that the solution to everything can be traced back to the drug dealer, Faran Bird, he starts his search to the filth and grime of most parts of Saskatoon.

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3.When you want to go for no-return travel around the world.

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In the book The Lost Girls written by Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, and Amanda Pressner, readers go an adventure tour around the world with Jennifer, Holly, and Amanda as the three best friends decide to ditch their careers and leave behind their homes to go for a mind-whirling journey across four continents.

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4. When you are absolutely frustrated with everyone in your family. 

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You might be familiar with this book as Being Flynn by Nick Fylnn. There might be times when you feel like a left out in your own family. This book will come to your rescue if you are completely exasperated with your family drama.

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5. When you feel misunderstood by everyone.

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Marina Keegan was seen as a prodigy of her time when her first book “The Opposite of Loneliness” went viral in 2012 and turned her into an overnight icon. This book is an affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate who tragically passed away just after 5 days of graduation. We wish she was alive till today so that she could gift us some more of her masterpieces.

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6. When you are unsure of your adulting skills!


Sheila Heti takes an insightful turn on this book, where she talks about one can help oneself embrace one’s authentic self. This novel has many identities: an autobiography of the mind, a postmodern self-help book, and a fictionalized portrait of the artist as a young woman.

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7. When you are not quite sure if you are in or you’re out.


Miles “Pudge” Halter’s life was dull and boring until he lands himself in a boarding school and comes in contact with an exceptionally beautiful, smart and self-destructive girl who steals his heart. Looking For Alaska is a classic coming-of-age love story and it serves as a nostalgic read when memories are poring in or when you are feelings sparks with someone but not quite sure about the chemistry.

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8. When everything gets over your nerves and you want to shout “f*ck off!”

A superstar blogger and defining self-help guide named Mark Manson gives no fuck and straight away cuts through the crap to show us how to stop living with “false positivity” all the time so that we can truly evolve into a genuinely content, happy, and composed person.

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9. When you are deeply contemplative about the purpose of your existence.

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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s search for meaning” has inspired generations by providing lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own titillating experience in the holocaust and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but how we want to cope with it is our choice. Life is all about finding meaning in the suffering and moving forward with a renewed purpose.

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10. When you need someone to relate to your loneliness.


In one of his most moving pieces, Charles Bukowski talks about cats and his childhood. This is a book of poetry that reflects his tender side. Nobody knows loneliness better than Bukowski. Take inspiration from his book to learn how to look at the brighter side of being lonely.

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11. When your life sucks without your best friend and all you want is him/her.

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Ann Patchett and the late Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, their connection defines the beauty of friendship. It is a portrayal of unwavering commitment to each other. It isn’t the story of Ann or Lucy, but it is a story about the life they shared.

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Books will always be there for no matter what. Reading books can take you to different worlds, and make you experience infinite kinds of lives. So what are you waiting for? Grab those favorites and get lost in the mesmerizing world they have to offer!

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