Feel-good reading

Dear Optimists,

You may have already concluded from Friday’s post that I like to read. If not, my study would be very tough.

But I don’t always read what’shisname’s clever texts on the human capability to think – Sometimes I pick up those feel-good books. They come in handy when you just want to sit and absorb the happiness, the troubles and the everyday life written down on paper.

I have so many books that I wonder why I still go to the library. There’s really no need for that. Why do one always go out and borrow books when they have a ton of books they’ve never read? Big philosophical question, no?

One of my favourite easy-and-quick-to-read authors is Cecelia Ahern. What is special about her is that she has kept her childish fantasy alive; the questions you may have asked yourself as a child are the ones she writes about. This is especially obvious in her book “A Place Called Here” (Am. “There’s No Place Like Here”) where the main character is obsessed with finding lost things, for instanse where our socks lost in the washing machine end up.

Her books are a teeny bit serious, yet extremely loving. There is nothing more to her books than that warm feeling. Sometimes we need books like that. I know I do.

Do you have a certain author whose books make you feel good?



Author: Nadia

BA-student in Philosophy & Science / Communications studies and also a photographer. Co-writer and illustrator for Dear Optimists.

16 thoughts on “Feel-good reading”

    1. I’m going to look into Beck and Dillard. I wish I could read O Magazine, but the magazines cost more here in Denmark than a regular book :O
      Thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚

  1. Nadia, i swear we were best friends in a past life!!!

    A place called here is possibly one of my favourite books, ever! All of her books are amazing!!! If you could see me now… Thanks for the memories… and of course please tell me you have read P.S I love you. xxx

    1. WE MUST HAVE BEEN! That’s so amazing!

      That was actually my very first book by her. I cried. Then I read the one I’m talking about here, then If you could see me now and I’m reading Thanks for the memories as we speak πŸ˜€
      I love deep literature, but sometimes books like this is just superb. Not everything’s supposed to be so goddamn brilliant and enlightening, right? πŸ˜‰

      1. haha too true! I love an easy read!!
        One of my favourite authors is Jodi Picoult, but i can only read one of her books every few months because nearly every single one is quite deep and always has a court case of some kind. But i do love her books none the less.
        I could write praise about every single Celia Ahern book, but if i could reccomend one, it would be Where Rainbows End… Gorgeous book πŸ™‚ x

      2. You’ve GOT to be kidding me!? Jodi Picoult!? I’ve got SOOO many books by her! I love her too, she’s awesome! They are a bit deeper, but a perfect mixture of deep writing and chick lit, sort of speak πŸ™‚

        I have Where Rainbows End right here πŸ˜‰ I’ve believe I only need to read about three of her books now. But she keeps spitting out new ones. It’s impressive!

      3. wouldnt let me reply to your last comment, so replying to this one instead lol..
        have you read where rainbows end? Its probably another of my favourite books, not just authors. XX

      4. Yup! It was my third Ahern book. It’s not my fav, though.

        On the other hand… no, I don’t know πŸ˜€

  2. I always love to read Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through The looking Glass, as they were the first books I read as a child. You are never too old for Alice πŸ™‚

  3. Going to the library is great. So many books and there’s always so much to choose from. I remember as a kid I loved reading an Enid Blyton book series called The Faraway Tree. Think I read it five times or so and each and every time it was never boring. Plays are great to read also — I’m a big fan of J.B.Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. There was another book I liked but I can’t remember the name or the author of it now, which is really annoying…All I remember is that it was about an autistic boy who tried to investigate the murder of his neighbour’s dog and the front cover had a picture of a red silhouette of a dog.

    Unfortunately I haven’t read as much as I want/use to but I’m always popping into the library to rent out books on artists/design research for my uni work. Maybe next time I’ll go get something nice to read from there =]

  4. “Why do one always go out and borrow books when they have a ton of books they’ve never read?” Well, I too have lots of books I’ve never read! The thing is, I can’t resist the rows of books at any bookstore, it’s a very tempting scene, and I keep telling myself I’ll buy them and read them someday.. Then I pass by another bookstore, and guess what, I buy more books! It’s an obsession! πŸ˜‰

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