Monday, 21 December 2015

Books Unlocked - January: Mood Boosting Reads

The aims of this month's promotion is to emphasise the role reading has to play to inform and entertain and the benefits this will have on your health.

Books from the "Reading Well Books on Prescription" will  help you to understand and manage your health and well-being using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.

The Reading Agency supports the "Reading Well Books on Prescription" by listing  uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are recommended by readers and reading groups around the country.

The list of Reading Well Mood-boosting Books from 2015 titles included:
  • Bee Journal by Sean Borodale
  • Dart by Alice Oswald
  • The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  • Essential Poems from the Staying Alive Trilogy edited by Neil Astley
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
  • A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr
  • A Sea Change by Veronica Henry
  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend
  • Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
  • A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
  • The Thread by Victoria Hislop
  • Thursdays in the Park by Hilary Boyd
  • Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
  • Turned out Nice Again by Richard Mabey
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • Various Pets Alive and Dead by Marina Lewycka

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