11 Great Books To Read And The Mood That Matches Them

Great Books To Read And The Mood

Reading books provides us with endless knowledge and allows us to think deeply. It’s an excellent way to unwind after a long day at work or in life.

Books truly help us a lot and fill our souls with a wide range of emotions. If you’re feeling down, a good book can lift your spirits. If you’re feeling stressed, read a book to help you relax. And, if you feel unmotivated in life, read a book that will inspire you. They have an answer to all our problems. 

One cannot put into words how deeply some books can impact you and change your outlook on life. They make you laugh and cry. But, how can you find that perfect book for every mood?

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

Here’s a list of books to read depending on your mood, whether it’s a romantic drama, humor, tragedy, or a little of both.

11 Great Books To Read And The Mood That Matches Them

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

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11 Great Books To Read And The Mood That Matches Them

P.S.I love you by Cecelia Ahern

If you want to fall in love, here’s, P.S. I Love You, a story about love and grief.

Holly recently lost her husband, Gerry, to a brain tumor. She is struggling to put her life back together after being widowed at a young age. 

Her mother tells her that before Gerry died, he left her a series of notes encouraging her to move on. So, she sets out on a journey of rediscovery to begin a new chapter in her 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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Magpie by Michael James

Magpies are fascinated by shiny objects. They look for bright things amidst their world’s dirt and filth. This book will tell you the heart-wrenching tale of Ben.

He struggles with his increasingly pessimistic view of society as he lives in a small town on the outskirts of Saskatoon, with his emotionally distant and alcoholic father.

He is traumatized by the mysterious death of his older brother and the suicide of his mother. He is unable to live like the other magpies and finds himself falling deeper into the darkness of his thoughts.

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

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11 Great Books To Read And The Mood That Matches Them

The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, and Amanda Pressner

If you’re in an exciting mood for travel, the book, The Lost Girls written by Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, and Amanda Pressner, is a story about their unexpected adventure around the world.

These three friends, each on the verge of a quarter-life crisis, make a pact to leave their media jobs in New York City, their boyfriends and other things behind to start a backpacking adventure around the world.

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

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11 Great Books To Read And The Mood That Matches Them

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Fylnn

If you’re fed up with your family drama and need some time off, this book will come to your rescue.

Nick Fylnn has a distinct writing style. In his memoir, he talks about a difficult relationship between his father and him where he expresses his mixed feelings of anger, shame and emotional despair after his mother commits suicide.

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5. When you feel misunderstood by everyone.

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11 Great Books To Read And The Mood That Matches Them

The  Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

“What we have to remember is that we can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over.” — Marina Keegan 

Marina Keegan’s boom “The Opposite of Loneliness” got a lot of attention making it one of the best selling books in 2012.

This book is indeed an impacting and hopeful collection of essays and stories. It expresses the hardships that all of us face as we try to figure out who we want to be and how we want to make a difference.

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5 thoughts on “11 Great Books To Read And The Mood That Matches Them”

  1. Avatar of Sonali

    Here's my list:

    1. When am feeling beaten and about to give it all up: Shiv Khera's YOU CAN WIN

    2. For all times, Rhonda Byrne's THE SECRET

    3. For times when I need pick-me-ups, Lillian Eichler Watson's Light from Many Lamps

    4. For fun reads, Satyajit Ray's stories (Feluda Series, Professor Shanku's Diaries and others short stories)

    5. Tintin comics and Amar Chitra Katha for all times as they take me back to my childhood and rekindle those fond memories that can help me fight all blues and even the darkest of days …..

  2. Avatar of Sonali Sengupta

    Here's my list:

    1. When am feeling beaten and about to give it all up: Shiv Khera's YOU CAN WIN
    2. For all times, Rhonda Byrne's THE SECRET
    3. For times when I need pick-me-ups, Lillian Eichler Watson's Light from Many Lamps
    4. For fun reads, Satyajit Ray's stories (Feluda Series, Professor Shanku's Diaries and others short stories)
    5. Tintin comics and Amar Chitra Katha for all times as they take me back to my childhood and rekindle those fond memories that can help me fight all blues and even the darkest of days …..

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