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These Books Will Make You Feel Happy

Happy books
The world celebrated the International Day of Happiness this month, a chance to relect on the books that bring us joy. Happiness Day was originally established by the United Nations General Assembly on June 28th, 2012 as a way to encourage people to realize the importance of happiness in life and its role in our wellbeing and mental health.

Books that make us happy

We should celebrate happiness all year round, and here are some happy books to get you started!“Howl’s Moving Castle” by Diana Wynne Jones is an entrancing classic fantasy novel. It follows an eldest daughter, Sophie, who accidentally attracts the rage of a witch and finds herself under a spell that transforms her into an old woman. She must enter the Wizard Howl’s castle for a chance to break the curse.“Red, White & Royal Blue” by Casey McQuiston is a romance book set in the US and the UK, where the son of the US president falls in love with the Prince of Wales. It’s a beloved book that explores themes of sexuality, politics, and family in a reimagined, happier version of today’s society.“Heartstopper” by Alice Oseman is an ongoing young adult graphic novel series that follows Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring as they meet and fall in love. It’s a feel-good series centering on friends in high school as they navigate growing up and determining their identities.“The Little Prince”: The classic French book by Antoine Saint-Exupéry is a coming-of-age story about the Little Prince, who crashes onto earth from a distant planet and explores themes of loneliness and friendship in his relationships with a rose and a fox. “Wash Day Diaries” by Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith tells the story of four young women and the ups and downs of their daily lives in the Bronx. It’s a graphic novel that serves as a love letter to the beauty and endurance of Black women.
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Howl's Moving Castle

By Diana Wynne Jones

This entrancing classic fantasy novel is filled with surprises at every turn. An international bestseller, this much-loved book is the source for the Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature.

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Heartstopper

By Alice Oseman

Classmates Nick and Charlie quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn't think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner...

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The Little Prince

By Antoine de Saint-ExupéryFable Club Pick

Heart-breaking, funny and thought-provoking, this story is an enchanting and endlessly wise fable about the human condition and the power of imagination. It can be read as a parable, a war story, a classic children's fairy-tale, and many more.

Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowser & Robyn Smith digital book - Fable

Wash Day Diaries

By Jamila Rowser & Robyn Smith

From writer Jamila Rowser and artist Robyn Smith comes a captivating graphic novel love letter to the beauty and endurance of Black women, their friendships, and their hair.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston digital book - Fable

Red, White & Royal Blue

By Casey McQuiston

Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.

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