When life gets you down, these books to read on a really bad day will help cheer you up! We’ve all been there. Waking up on the wrong side of the bed – cracking an eye open in the morning, and just knowing it’s going to be One Of Those Days. You get into a fight with your partner, struggle with parenting challenges, or just plain feel “off” all day. It happens to all of us, and sometimes it feels as though there’s nothing worse than having a bad day. Luckily, books have the power to transport you out of the here and now, and can bring you on all kinds of wonderful journeys, either real or imagined. And when a book can make you laugh out loud and forget what’s troubling you, your bad day will be a thing of the past!
Books To Read on a Bad Day
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“The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson
This hilarious tale follows our hero, Allan Karlsson, who lives in a retirement home and is about to celebrate his hundredth birthday. Right before his party, Allan decides to climb out the window in his slippers and embark on a wonderful journey that will have you laughing out loud. A story that will ring true for anyone who has ever daydreamed about getting away from it all for a while! Find it on Amazon.
Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson
Before moving to the US, British author Bill Bryson embarks on a cross-country adventure in his native England. Bryson shares his keen observations and commentary on his beloved island, leaving readers guffawing aloud. A must-read for British expats! Order from Amazon here.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
Lately, Mindy Kaling is everywhere – and with good reason: she’s hilarious, witty and not afraid to laugh at herself. From her humble beginnings as an immigrant girl growing up in Massachusetts; to becoming a writer and actress, and having a love/hate relationship with Hollywood – Kaling is as funny as she is relatable. Silly reading at its best! Find it on Amazon.
Jeneration X by Jen Lancaster
For those of you who are new to adulthood and everything that supposedly defines it (mortgages; investment banking; life insurance; etc.), this is a must read! Jen is finally ready to let go of most of what remains from her childhood, and what ensues are stories about her destination: Being A Grown Up! Needless to say. there are loads of snags and bumps along the way, all of which keep you chortling and snickering all the while. Get it on Amazon.
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Who doesn’t love SNL alum Tina Fey? A wonderful collection of stories of Fey’s: from her self-proclaimed nerd status in school to her rise to fame as an A-list Hollywood actress, producer and writer. Fey’s stories will have you squirming in your seat, laughing out loud and wanting to hang out with Fey immediately. Find it on Amazon.
When you’re having a really bad day, sometimes all it takes is a good laugh or a few inspirational words to turn that frown upside-down! While these great books to read may not chase away all the blues, at least they’ll give you a bit of an escape for a few minutes!