The Feel Good Book project

Perhaps you’ve experienced the same; you ask someone for advise and their answer is just perfect and you wonder how you never thought of it yourself in the first place. That happened to me a while ago when I asked Sumaiyya of @sumaiyya.books if she could recommend a book that would be a good first read of the New Year. The Traveling Cat Chronicles, she said, it’s a feel good book which is a lovely way to start the New Year. And I agreed, and with that I realised that I don’t read many feel good books at all. Did I want to change that?

The answer is yes. Especially after I read ‘An almost perfect Christmas’, which made me laugh out loud. Why not read as many feel good, laugh out loud books as you can?

The events of the world bring me down quite often. And I’m always in the midst of several books, so why not make sure at least one of them is a feel good book, at any given time? So yes, this will be my main reading goal for the New Year, to read more books that leave me feeling good, happy and with a smile on my face.

Do you have a particular reading goal in mind for this year, aside of a number of books you might want to read?

saying good bye to Autumn

There’s over a month left of Autumn, although it doesn’t feel like it. The leaves have fallen, the streets are aligned with twinkle lights, the sky is grey and the air is crisp. I baked an apple cake this morning. Somehow it was the first of the season. The last as well. When the final…

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the week ahead

Last week I got my hands on M.J. Arlidge’s first crime novel Eeny Meeny. What started out as a light read in between other books quickly turned into a full blown addiction. Thankfully Arlidge writes two books per year on average and I’m three years behind. Which means this week I’ll read the second DI…

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a few good memes

Over the course of 6 weeks I’ve been tagged in memes on Instagram no less than 10 times. Of course I meant to reply to them all sooner. So to catch up I’ll be answering all memes (I was tagged in some twice) below. Here goes. #lifeinbooks & #readinghabits by @book_scope A book to each…

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50 things to do this autumn

Make a TBR pile of books set in Autumn. Wait for the perfect rainy day(s) to read them. Buy a record player. Try a new kind of tea. Go on a mini (city) break. Wander around, stop only for coffee and to read. Wear a hat indoors. Spruce up your balcony with Autumn colours. Find…

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the week ahead

The weather forecast predicts sun and rain this week. So I may or may not need to wear a hat indoors. Which is something I only recently started doing, both saving and creating electricity, the later due to wool on hair… My work forecast (I just made this up in case you’re wondering) predicts a…

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10 things I want to do

learn Swedish cook a meal every day for a week (usually the BF cooks) go back to New York write a book read more YA novels see Paris in the fall read a book a day for a week post here every day for 365 days host a giveaway drink red wine outside on a…

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the week ahead.

I meant to share this post earlier today, but I guess there’s still time; only Monday has come and mostly gone. Here’s what I’m looking forward to this week. Work was okay today and afterwards I met up with a friend for dinner and drinks. Which is a great way to end a dull Monday….

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