Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Kick off 2012 with a laugh

So that's it, 2011 has packed it in and 2012 has taken over. If you're not a January fan, then check out the Reading Agency's latest (brilliant) idea: a list of mood-busting books that will see you through the winter no bother. The 27 titles belong mainly to 'adult' fiction (although you will find The Secret Garden, some Roger McGough and Tove Janson in there) and span all genres.
Once you've made your way through those, there are more recommendations for you, including the likes of hilarious Jasper Fforde nursury crime stories and Cold Comfort Farm.

"Research shows that reading improves mental wellbeing and reduces stress by 67%. The Reading Agency worked with BBC Headroom and nine UK reading groups in 2011 to create a list of mood enhancing books. These titles were endorsed by Charley Baker, Lecturer in Mental Health at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy at the University of Nottingham. Public libraries throughout the UK promoted this list in 2012."

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