Sunday, August 17, 2014

My Book-ish Week: Mood-Boosting Books



What I Read Last Week

I read two books and I'm halfway through with a third from the Mood-Boosting Books list, and, based on that, I heartily recommend this list, if you, like me, are in occasional need of a good mood-boosting book. The first two I finished and the last one I'm halfway through with:

Happy All the Time  Life According to Lubka    Life With the Lid Off

 I also read one more book last week. I'd definitely put it on the Comfort Food Book list.

Tales From the Yoga Studio
           





What Arrived in the Mail
Dinner: The Playbook
This could be life-changing!
How to bring dinner back into our lives....It's a 30-day plan.
Can't wait to read this.

 A Natural Man                       Pickin' Peas  
        Two new folktales from the publishing master of folktales, August House.  Yippee!                     
           



What are you reading today?! Any suggestions for my personal mood-boosting list? 


What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. 

35 comments:

  1. These books look very uplifting...glad you had such an enjoyable week. Here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES POST

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  2. Oh, I'm intrigued by Dinner: The Playbook. Let me know if it looks adaptable to 2 people! It's just my husband and I at home and I struggle to find meal planning books that provide ideas and recipes that are easily scalable to 2 people.

    Terri M.
    Second Run Reviews

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  3. Life with the Lid Off looks really interesting!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  4. Books from my favourite authors can usually work as a mood boosting book for me. I hope you have a great week!

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  5. Tales from the Yoga Studio and The Dinner Playbook look fantastic. I want to get into yoga if my doctor allows me, plan on asking her next week, and who doesn't want an easier way to plan dinner! Thanks for the mood-lifting titles. I'm sorry but don't have a suggestion for you as I tend to read dark and depressing books, lol. I'm a suspense thriller junkie.

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  6. What a lovely idea for a list. I loved The Rosie Project. It was just such a feel good novel. :-)

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  7. thanks for sharing, you always have intriguing titles! - very dangerous for my TBR!

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  8. Picking Peace looks good, hope you enjoy and have a great upcoming week.

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  9. I read "Family happiness" by Laurie Colwin a few years ago and loved it :) Have a great week !

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  10. Great books this week! Tales from the Yoga Studio, Life with the Lid Off and Life According to Lubka sound especially intriguing. I'm curious about the dinner book as well. We're pretty good about eating dinner together but who doesn't need extra help. Have a great week!

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  11. Looks like a good group of books, ENJOY!!!

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  12. I've requested Murder Strikes a Pose - I'm anxious to hear how you like it! http://anurseandabook.blogspot.com/

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  13. I've never heard of any of these books. I like that you're reading from the Mood Busting Books list- that sounds fun, I'll check the list out. But I don't really need any more lists, and have more than enough to read already.

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    1. It's nice to read books that make you feel good when you finish. I think I've been reading too many books that make me feel sad when I finish.

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  14. You've read some really interesting books there! :) And Pickin' Peas looks so cute. I love bunnies! :) I really hope you'll enjoy your next reads. Great post and thanks for stopping by :)

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  15. These books is what I need right now! I'm feeling stressed and depressed cause of work and I think Happy All The Time and Life With The Lid Off could uplift my mood. Thanks for stoppin' by at my blog!

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  16. Feel-good books, could definitely do with some of that. Dinner sounds good too, looking forward to your thoughts. Have a good week and enjoy your new reads :)

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  17. I love the comfort food description- we all have books that are just like that for us. YOu know you can curl up and lose yourself in the pages.

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  18. I need to read Laurie Colwin! Right now I'm reading Beyond the Pasta. It's travel,memoir, food ... almost feels like a trip to Italy.

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  19. Dinner looks interesting!

    Enjoy your week!

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  20. I can't help with your list. I read so little nonfiction. You can see my week here. Happy reading!

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  21. I'm little late to reply but I"m currently reading Splintered but I wouldn't recommend as it a uplifting novel. Enjoy your new reads

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  22. Dinner: The Playbook looks interesting, we're always looking for new ideas for dinner or recipes. I'll bet there are some good ones in there.

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  23. Comfort reads sound perfect in these last weeks of summer! Have an awesome week!

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  24. The books you read last week all look so good. I am amazed how you read so many. I am a one-a-week-book girl.

    ENJOY this week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  25. You definitely got through a lot of interesting looking reads last week! I was lucky enough to read two books that got the 5-star rating from me. ^_^ It makes me happy when I read epic books! I just finished reading Four by Veronica Roth today, and still deciding on what to start next. :)
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

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  26. Mood booster books sound like a great idea! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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  27. Good idea to have a mood boosting list of book possibilities! Most of the books I read boost my mood, but then I read those kind of books mostly. Really enjoying River Road by J A Krentz. Even though suspense, I like it.

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  28. I really love self-help books. I must start reviewing the ones I read. One of my favourite authors is SARK, but you probably already know about her crazy, creative, love-of-life books. If not, do read her stuff!

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  29. Dinner the Play Book looks interesting to me.

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    1. I need to get busy reading that! I like anticipation, so sometimes I wait and wait for the really good ones!

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  30. I'm interested to hear if you liked the Laurie Colwin book? Cheers. Have a great week.

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