My Top 5 Feel Good Reads

Let’s face it, life is pretty miserable right now. So, it’s nice to dive into something to make you feel a little better. On that note here are my top five feel good reads at the moment!

  1. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee.

Monty basically is my sense of humour—dry, British, and a tad inappropriate. So this book had to be up here. If you can get this on audio, I would recommend that even more (it’s narrated by Tom Riddle himself, Christian Coulson, and it is bloomin’ glorious). A beautiful slow burn love story mixed in with everything an adventure novel should have (including pirates!), and just enough of a heart-wrenching plot to sink your teeth into, makes me wish I’d written this.

  1. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

Do I even need to explain this one? I don’t think I need to say more than: Harry Potter jokes and Blue, right?

  1. The Luxe by Anna Godberson.

I haven’t read this one in years but I read it so many times as a teenager. In short it’s Gossip Girl in the 1890s, need I go on?

  1. Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian.

If you don’t have time to read this you must check out the BBC movie instead. You can’t die until you have. A beautiful story about a WW2 evacuee being placed with a grumpy old man who must change his ways (and the boy himself has several demons in his past). This will make you laugh, cry, and want a nice warm hug.

  1. Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber.

A novel about a teen girl coming to terms with her sister’s death doesn’t sound particularly feel good, but the fact Katherine Webber calls out some toxic male BS, along with a great coming of age story, made it feel good for me.

 

Also, Harry Potter, but I felt that was too cliché to actually put in this list…

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