Feel Good Books

At my Book Club we were despairing of the world and all its bad news. I asked what books did everyone escape into when they found it all too much …and the floodgates opened. Everyone had some  well-loved novels or authors they fled to for welcome relief from the world. H E Bates, Penny Vincenzi, P G Wodehouse, Georgette Heyer, Alexander McCall Smith, Galsworthy, Maggie O’ Farrell, and Marian Keyes were just some of the ones mentioned. One of the men said that knowing Jack Reacher would soon sort it all out cheered him up immensely .

WP_20141013_004Just sharing them brightened us all up, before we embarked on Khaled Hosseini’s ‘And The Mountains Echoed’. After which we needed some more cheerful thoughts so continued with the ‘escape’ books discussion.

What are your ‘escape from the world’ books?

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2 Responses to Feel Good Books

  1. networksue says:

    Interesting post Lynn, I could definitely do with feel good reads at the moment! Our book club is reading And the Mountains Echoed this month too 🙂


    • I think it’s an interesting book, but the reader has to work quite hard not to lose the central plot through all the interweaving narrative structures. Personally I think ‘Kite Runner’ was his best book. ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ was also good, but in my opinion the best book about the role of women in Afghanistan is ‘The Book Seller of Kabul’ by Asne Seiestad. She really makes you feel what it’s like to wear the full burqa.


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