OK, so things aren't going your way. Fortunately, the best cure for a bad day is a good book. Whenever I'm in the need of some cheering up, the best thing for me is to curl up in bed with a book and let everything else melt away. Whatever has got you down, I promise a book is just the medicine you need.
These books will make you smile. These books will inspire you. These books will whisk you away from your troubles — if only for the afternoon. There's a little bit of everything on here, from riveting novels that will have you turning the pages long into the night, to uplifting memoirs, to graphic novels. I promise they are all perfect for bad days, tough times, and weeks when you feel like you just can't win.
Anyone who thinks you can't buy happiness clearly has never been to a bookstore. Sometimes life can be really hard, but one of the things that makes reading so magical is how it can bring light into even the darkest times. So set aside your problems for a little while, and pick up one of these fun books instead.
1. 'Where the Sidewalk Ends' by Shel Silverstein
2. 'You Are Here' by Jenny Lawson
3. 'Lumberjanes' by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, and Brooke A. Allen
Leave your problems behind and head off into the wilderness at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types. In this graphic novel, you follow five pals as they get into all sorts of fun trouble, from driving their counselor crazy to solving supernatural mysteries. (Lots of girl power in this one!)
4. 'Pick Me Up' by Adam J. Kurtz
5. 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?' by Mindy Kaling
6. 'Carry On' by Rainbow Rowell
7. 'Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be your Own Person' by Shonda Rhimes
8. 'The Assistants' by Camille Perri
9. 'Big Mushy Happy Lump' by Sarah Andersen
10. 'The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl' by Issa Rae
11. 'What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions' by Randall Monroe
From the creator of the popular web comic xkcd, this book dives into real answers to hypothetical questions. Like, "If we hooked turbines to people exercising in gyms, how much power could we produce?" and "What if everyone had only one soulmate?" A fun read that will get the wheels in your head spinning!