Feeling like you need a distraction and something to make you feel optimistic or good about yourself? Here’s a couple places to get you started:
Goodreads has a shelf for Feel Good books, rated by its users. It includes works like Harry Potter, Anne of Green Gables, Wonder, Eat, Pray, Love, and other great titles.
World of Wanderlust has 10 Books that Make You Feel Good About Yourself. This eclectic list includes Wild, #Girlboss, and the Happiness Project.
Check out our Recommended Reading Guide, or our list of Book Reviews for other great titles that you can find in the ECC Library.
Finally, from BookRiot comes a list of quotes to give you hope, courtesy of Dumbledore:
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”(Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”(Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
“It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated. . . .” (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince)
–Submitted by Maria Bagshaw, Reference Librarian