My computer has decided to stage some kind of hateful protest of late (if it’s not done with that, you can find me standing over its incinerated corpse on Monday), so I’m very far behind—so much so that my brain can’t stop and focus long enough to figure out what my note re: a blog idea was really meant to be about. I know at one point on Wednesday I was downright inspired. Alas.
So as an alternative, I’m going to ask you all for some help: the last few books I’ve read, while phenomenal, have been kind of sad. Especially the most recent two, which ended with me bawling on my couch for about thirty minutes before going to bed all a-sniffle. Now I love a book that can move me to tears, even the embarrassing all out sobbing kind, but I think I might need something a little happier for a bit. So I ask you, dear readers, what are your favorite pick-me-up books? They don’t necessarily need to be purely escapist, just really hopeful, and not in a “dark but ultimately uplifting” sort of way. For now, I’d like something with an emotional range from fine to cheerful (or just a book where the author doesn’t make me love an amazing character and then allow the world to try to destroy them because why would you do that to me????).
So…what should I read next?