The Books That Lift Me Up

Hey everyone! It’s been nearly a month since I last published a blog post that wasn’t a book review and thought it was about time I started posting them again. You are currently reading the first one, enjoy!

There are often times when my mental health isn’t doing great; either I’m stressed, my anxiety has hit a high, or I’m feeling incredibly down. When this happens, my love for books is often what helps me get better and back to my usual smiling self, so below is a list of the books I always turn to, to lift me back up.  

Summoner series by Taran Matharu – this is not on the list because it’s a happy series – I mean sure there are happy and heartwarming moments throughout, but for the most part it is full of hardship, pain, cruelty and betrayal. The reason the books lift me up when I’m at my lowest, is because the main character (Fletcher or Arcturus) endures so much, and yet still manages to power on and do what he needs to, for his loved ones and friends, and even those he doesn’t know. This is so inspiring to me, and the reason I frequently pick it up despite the emotions I feel when I read it.

My Ali McNamara books -….they just make me happy. Enough said, haha

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell– it’s such a feel-good book for me; it makes me smile, laugh and tear up, and gasp every time I read it. I’ve read this almost as many times as I’ve read Taran’s books haha. 

The Single Girl’s To-Do List by Lindsey Kelk– another feel-good book I pick up if I need a giggle. I also love Michael, I just want to give him a big cuddle.

Once Upon A Christmas by Sarah Morgan– yes, this is a Christmas novel but I don’t care haha. It makes me feel cosy, and better and makes me laugh and smile every time. 

And that is my current list of the books that I read when I feel down and need an emotional lift. What are the books you read to make yourself feel better?

You have wings. Believe in them and yourself, and you will fly.

Kath xoxo


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