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Mood Boosting Lancashire picks added 6th December 2018

This is a collection of feel good stories, tales of triumph, lifestyle guides and books full of humour to help boost your mood. Chosen by Lancashire library staff and readers, there is something here for everyone.

  1. Pigs in clover, or, How I accidently fell in love with the good life

    Pigs in clover, or, How I accidently fell in love with the good life

    Dawson, Simon,
    Published : ISIS Oxford 2016 ISBN : 1785411446 9781785411441
  2. Pigs in clover, or, How I accidentally fell in love with the good life

    Pigs in clover, or, How I accidentally fell in love with the good life

    Dawson, Simon, Allen, Ben,
    Published : Magna Story Sound Long Preston 2016 ISBN : 9781785022548 1785022547
  3. The alchemist

    The alchemist

    Coelho, Paulo.
    Published : HarperCollins London 2013 ISBN : 0007492197 9780007492190
  4. The hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy

    The hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy

    Adams, Douglas, 1952-2001,
    Published : Pan Books London 2017 ISBN : 1509860142 9781509860142
    "It is very funny and silly, and has a hilarious Britishness to it that is just wonderful to read." Recommended by Clitheroe Library
  5. The kicking the bucket list

    The kicking the bucket list

    Hopkins, Cathy
    Published : Harper London 2017 ISBN : 9780008200671 000820067X
  6. Reasons to stay alive

    Reasons to stay alive

    Haig, Matt
    Published : Canongate Edinburgh 2016 ISBN : 1782116826 9781782116820
  7. Captain Corelli's mandolin

    Captain Corelli's mandolin

    De Bernieres, Louis
    Published : Vintage London 1995 2001 ISBN : 9780749397548 0749397543
  8. Captain Corelli's mandolin

    Captain Corelli's mandolin

    De Bernières, Louis. Maloney, Michael
    Published : Chivers Audio Bath 2011 ISBN : 144581370X 9781445813707
  9. Captain Corelli's mandolin

    Captain Corelli's mandolin

    De Bernières, Louis.
    Published : Vintage London 2010 ISBN : 9780099540861 009954086X
  10. The five people you meet in heaven

    The five people you meet in heaven

    Albom, Mitch
    Published : Sphere London 2004 2012 ISBN : 0751536822 9780751536829
  11. You made me late again!; my new collection

    You made me late again!; my new collection

    Ayres, Pam
    Published : Ebury Press London 2015 ISBN : 0091940478 9780091940478
  12. Anecdotal evidence

    Anecdotal evidence

    Cope, Wendy,
    Published : Faber & Faber London 2018 ISBN : 9780571338603 0571338607
  13. The music shop

    The music shop

    Joyce, Rachel,
    Published : Black Swan London 2018 ISBN : 9780552779456 0552779458
  14. Sunset over the cherry orchard

    Sunset over the cherry orchard

    Thomas, Jo
    Published : Headline Review London 2018 ISBN : 1472245970 9781472245977
  15. Million love songs

    Million love songs

    Matthews, Carole.
    Published : Isis Publishing 2018 ISBN : 9781445062884 1445062887
  16. Under the Tuscan sun: at home in Italy

    Under the Tuscan sun: at home in Italy

    Mayes, Frances. Caruso, Barbara.
    Published : Recorded Books 1998 ISBN : 0788734261 9780788734267
  17. How to be a Stoic: ancient wisdom for modern living

    How to be a Stoic: ancient wisdom for modern living

    Pigliucci, Massimo
    Published : Rider Books London 2017 ISBN : 184604507X 9781846045073
  18. The Essex Serpent

    The Essex Serpent

    Perry, Sarah
    Published : Serpent's Tail London 2017 ISBN : 1781255458 9781781255452
    "It was unique and captivating and pulled me into the characters world. Real escapism with a positive message about the uniqueness of people." Recommended by Carnforth Library.
  19. Hygge: the Danish art of happiness

    Hygge: the Danish art of happiness

    Søderberg, Marie Tourell, Lynggaard, Kathrine Højte,
    Published : Michael Joseph UK 2016 ISBN : 0718185331 9780718185336
    "Lovely pictures and recipes. Nice positive feel good suggestions of things to do during long dark winters such as using cosy blankets, light and comforting foods." Recommended by readers at Carnforth Library.
  20. How to find love in a book shop

    How to find love in a book shop

    Henry, Veronica,
    Published : Charnwood Large Print Leicester 2017 ISBN : 9781444833195 1444833197
  21. Finding sisu: in search of courage, strength and happiness the Finnish way

    Finding sisu: in search of courage, strength and happiness the Finnish way

    Pantzar, Katja,
    Published : Hodder & Stoughton London 2018 ISBN : 1473669898 9781473669895
  22. The eighty-dollar champion

    The eighty-dollar champion

    Letts, Elizabeth,
    Published : Constable London 2014 ISBN : 1472110919 9781472110916
  23. The four pillar plan: how to relax, eat, move and sleep your way to a longer, healthier life

    The four pillar plan: how to relax, eat, move and sleep your way to a longer, healthier life

    Chatterjee, Rangan, Bell, Susan (Photographer),
    Published : Penguin Life UK 2018 ISBN : 9780241303559 0241303559
  24. A mind of your own: the truth about depression and how women can heal their bodies to reclaim their lives

    A mind of your own: the truth about depression and how women can heal their bodies to reclaim their lives

    Brogan, Kelly, Loberg, Kristin,
    Published : Thorsons London 2016 ISBN : 0008128006 9780008128005
  25. The stress solution: the 4 steps to reset your body, mind, relationships & purpose

    The stress solution: the 4 steps to reset your body, mind, relationships & purpose

    Chatterjee, Rangan, Bell, Susan (Photographer),
    Published : Penguin Life UK 2018 ISBN : 9780241317945 0241317940
  26. The wind in the willows

    The wind in the willows

    Bennett, Alan. Grahame, Kenneth
    Published : Faber and Faber London 1996 ISBN : 9780571190485 0571190480
  27. The wisdom house: you don't always have to learn the hard way

    The wisdom house: you don't always have to learn the hard way

    Parsons, Rob
    Published : Hodder London 2015 ISBN : 9781444745672 1444745670
  28. Knit yourself calm: a creative path to managing success

    Knit yourself calm: a creative path to managing success

    Rowe, Lynne, Corkhill, Betsan,
    Published : Search Press Tunbridge Wells, Kent 2017 ISBN : 9781782214939 1782214933
  29. Why we sleep: the new science of sleep and dreams

    Why we sleep: the new science of sleep and dreams

    Walker, Matthew P.,
    Published : Penguin Books UK 2018 ISBN : 9780141983769 0141983760
  30. Why We Sleep

    Why We Sleep

    Walker, Matthew.
    Published : Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd 2018 ISBN : 9780141989075 0141989076
  31. Why mummy swears

    Why mummy swears

    Sims, Gill,
    Published : HarperCollinsPublishers London 2019 ISBN : 0008284229 9780008284220
    "A fictional look at life as a working mum trying to juggle all the demands that come with that. Made me laugh out loud at some of the scrapes she gets into and could relate to in part!" Recommended by Coal Clough Library
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  33. The accidental further adventures of the hundred-year-old man

    The accidental further adventures of the hundred-year-old man

    Jonasson, Jonas Willson-Broyles, Rachel, Kenny, Peter (Peter Luke),
    Published : Clipper Audiobooks Rearsby 2018 ISBN : 9780008310462 0008310467
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  35. The defining decade: 20: why your twenties matter and how to make the most of them now

    The defining decade: 20: why your twenties matter and how to make the most of them now

    Jay, Meg,
    Published : Canongate Edinburgh 2016 ISBN : 9781782114925 1782114920
  36. Carry on, Jeeves

    Carry on, Jeeves

    Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975,
    Published : Ulverscroft Collections Leicester 2018 ISBN : 1444836889 9781444836882
  37. Cheer up love: adventures in depression with the crab of hate

    Cheer up love: adventures in depression with the crab of hate

    Calman, Susan,
    Published : Two Roads London 2017 ISBN : 1473632048 9781473632042
  38. Sunny side up: a story of kindness and joy

    Sunny side up: a story of kindness and joy

    Calman, Susan,
    Published : Two Roads London 2018 ISBN : 9781473663862 1473663865
  39. Tarzan of the apes

    Tarzan of the apes

    Burroughs, Edgar Rice
    Published : Penguin London 2008 ISBN : 0141036532 9780141036533
  40. The lost sisters

    The lost sisters

    Hutchinson, Lindsey,
    Published : Aria London 2018 ISBN : 9781788545846 1788545842
  41. Britt-Marie was here

    Britt-Marie was here

    Backman, Fredrik Koch, Henning
    Published : Sceptre London 2016 ISBN : 9781473617209 1473617200
  42. The reader on the 6.27

    The reader on the 6.27

    Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul, Schwartz, Ros,
    Published : Pan Books London 2016 ISBN : 1447276493 9781447276494
    "The central character inspires others with his love for literature and has a heart-warming ending." Recommended by Haslingden Library
  43. How to be a woman

    How to be a woman

    Moran, Caitlin.
    Published : Ebury [London] 2011 ISBN : 0091940737 9780091940737
  44. A mindfulness guide for the frazzled

    A mindfulness guide for the frazzled

    Wax, Ruby
    Published : Penguin Life UK 2016 ISBN : 024118648X 9780241186480
  45. PS, I love you

    PS, I love you

    Ahern, Cecelia
    Published : Harper London 2007 2012 ISBN : 0007258925 9780007258925
  46. Toast: the story of a boy's hunger

    Toast: the story of a boy's hunger

    Slater, Nigel.
    Published : HarperPerennial London 2004 ISBN : 9781841154718 1841154717
  47. The girl next door

    The girl next door

    Noble, Elizabeth.
    Published : Michael Joseph London 2009 ISBN : 9780141030029 0718152336 9780718152338 014103002X
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  49. Blame my brain: the amazing teenage brain revealed

    Blame my brain: the amazing teenage brain revealed

    Morgan, Nicola,
    Published : Walker Books London 2013 ISBN : 1406346934 9781406346930
  50. Fate takes a hand

    Fate takes a hand

    Neels, Betty.
    Published : Harlequin Surrey 2008 ISBN : 9780263204520 0263204529
  51. How hard can it be?

    How hard can it be?

    Pearson, Allison
    Published : The Borough Press London 2018 ISBN : 9780008150556 0008150559
  52. Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

    Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

    Honeyman, Gail,
    Published : Charnwood Leicester 2018 ISBN : 9781444835359 1444835351
    "It manages to be warm, uplifting and humorous in dealing with serious and unpleasant issues, no mean feat!" Recommended by readers at Silverdale Library.
  53. Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone

    Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone

    Rowling, J. K.,
    Published : Bloomsbury London 2014 ISBN : 9781408855652 1408855658
    "Having grown up with these books I still find that they can boost my mood when I read them. The stories are action packed and have such strong friendships running through them that you can't help but feel lifted once you have read them." Recommended by Halton Library.
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