1) MORT - TERRY PRACHETT
Written in a light and humorous style (as are all of Prachett's books) the story is about a character call Mort. The story line is based on the idea that death comes to everyone. But when death came to Mort there was a hug plot twist! He offered him a job! This crazy journey see's Mort become death's apprentice and really enjoying the use of the company horse provided! (Not quite a Ferrari but but access to a horse is still totally cool!). Despite it's basis on death readers have describe this book as hilarious, light and uplifting. (And horse or not we all need a bit of an uplift from time to time!) Perhaps we all need to read this book and gain Terry's amazing and quirky insight into life! An anonymous reader said in a review " Any time I was feeling down, I would re-read this book. It’s hilarious – and the book that kick-started my love of Sir Terry." So why not give it a go! We do often end up finding please in unlikely places!
2) HOW TO BE A WOMAN - CAITLIN MORAN
I myself have read this book! It is.... BRILLIANT! Especially for young women. It gives and insight into the realities of what female life is really like from the hilarious and comic voice of comedian Caitlin Moran. With her witty laid back charm and feminist approach, Moran tackles big life questions such as: Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you’re going to have a baby? A reader review described the book as " Very funny, reassuring and potentially transformative – a book that reinvigorated the young feminist movement. I’d really recommend it for its frank honesty about female rites of passage, from leg-shaving and periods to childbirth and motherhood."
3) LIFE'S TO SHORT - QUICK READS
Feeling rushed for time? No problem! This book contains short stories from a variety of authors. Inspirational, funny and full of emotion. Bantam Books really want's every reader to indulge their sense of fun and human emotion, however much time they had to read. Read one on the commute to work, waiting for a class to start, what ever floats your boat really!
4) WHY DO GOLF BALLS HAVE DIMPLES? - WENDY SADLER
Great question right!! Scientist Wendy Sadler has the answers in her book of Weird and Wonderful facts. And you know the saying.... Knowledge is the true happiness! Wendy gives the scientific answers to life's intriguing and unusual questions. For example: How lost can I get with a sat nav? Yes Wendy, I'd love to know that!!! Grrrr...
5) THE 10 KEY'S TO SUCESS - JOHN BIRD
Yes.... another self help book. But hey it comes very highly recommended. Personal development has been shown to be a huge happiness booster, so if this one has been found to be effective why not give it a try! Truly motivational. This book help you to think about deciding what you want, working out what is important to you and then going out to grabbing it by the you know whats!!!
By Rachel Orman