Does anyone else feel as though January has already been 740 days long? Not just me then, and the dark nights, dark mornings and rainy days here in the UK are doing nothing to chase springtime along any faster.
If like me you’re suffering the January blues then today, I’m recommending some blues busting books, guaranteed to lift your mood like little snowdrop shoots poking through the snow.
The Likely Resolutions of Oliver Clock – Jane Riley
You’ll have to forgive us for this one as it doesn’t actually release until February 1st 2020, but Oliver Clock is guaranteed to warm your heart. Oliver Clock sounds a little like the male version of Eleanor Oliphant, in what is ultimately a heartwarming, very human, tale.
News of the World – Paulette Jiles
We’re mixing up the new and old for this list, and this 2017 novel from Paulette Jiles is sure to warm your heart. News of the World centres around a retired war hero and a Kiowa-raised white girl. The bond they forge is such a delight of family love. You’ll thank us for this recommendation!
The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes – Anna McPartlin
This exuberant novel is full of happiness, heartbreak and is a story about laughing through life’s trials and tribulations. The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes was released in 2015 and is guaranteed to lift your mood.
I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson
The story of twins who have always done everything together, as they grow up and go their separate ways is a gut-wrenching, yet beautiful and heartwarming tale. I’ll Give You the Sun released in 2015 and was one of our favourite reads of that year.