Five Books For Your Every Mood!
With the hustle and bustle of Dubai, books in Dubai seem to be the best escape.
Have you ever been feeling a certain way, but have no idea what to read? I have the answer. When you’re in a bad mood, books become (somehow) even more important. When you’re in a rut, a good book can make you feel better by taking your mind off of whatever you’re going through. Books offer insight, inspiration, and can get you back on your feet. I mean, self-help books exist for this purpose entirely, but fiction is just as powerful.
Revisiting an old favorite at a library in Dubai, or finally picking up that amazing book everyone’s been talking about from a books shop, will put your bad mood or bad day at the back of your mind, where it belongs.
Here are five books that will totally fit your mood and help you get through them!
Being happy is something we all want and sometimes it is as simple as picking a book that evokes the emotion in you.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bridget Jones’s Diary explores the challenges of being single, maintaining friendships, nagging mothers, the workplace and weight loss. Bridget is dramatic and silly, but she will bring a smile to your face and have you feeling better about your own life in no time. Plus, you can follow up with the movie because Colin Firth = instant mood boost!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Revisiting a classic childhood favorite can instantly lift your mood. If Harry could handle not only the Dursleys but Voldemort, you can get through your bad day. It’s a good motto to adopt, actually.
Elizabeth Gilbert made a name for herself forever ago, it seems, with Eat, Pray, Love. Big Magic is indeed an inspiring book about embracing your creativity and finding joy in your life. If you’re a creative person feeling bogged down under the weight of your passion, you need to read Big Magic. Gilbert’s outlook will help you look at your own life and work in a whole new way, something we could all use every now and again!
The Fault in Our Stars
If you’re looking for a book that will make you laugh and cry at the same time, The Fault in Our Stars is a great choice. John Green’s novel about two teens with cancer has sold millions of copies worldwide and is so popular that it even received its own movie adaptation.
TFIOS tells an uplifting story about how life can be precious and fleeting, but also how death doesn’t have to be scary as long as we spend our time wisely. It may sound sad, but this book will leave you with a smile on your face!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This novel will take you back to your high school years—maybe even earlier than that! Written by Stephen Chbosky (who also wrote the screenplay for TFIOS), The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows Charlie through his freshman year as he navigates new friendships and relationships while dealing with depression and anxiety issues from his past traumatic experiences.
This book is an honest portrayal of what life can feel like when things don’t always go according to plan—but there are definitely still moments where joy comes out on top!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an honest portrayal of what life can feel like when things don’t always go according to plan—but there are definitely still moments where joy comes out on top! The book will make you laugh out loud and cry tears of joy.
Are you scared? I mean, like, really scared. Like, you’re afraid of the dark and think that your train will crash into another train and kill everyone in it. You get nightmares about being stuck in a room with no exit as aliens close in on your every move.
I know this feeling all too well; my fear of death is so overwhelming that it often keeps me up at night just imagining how much better off we would be without our fears or worries. If only we could live without fear!
The book I recommend for overcoming fear is The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker. In the book he discusses how we all have an innate sense that alerts us when danger is near—but most people ignore their instincts due to social conditioning or even personal beliefs about what constitutes “dangerous” behavior (for example: women who are raped don’t want to call themselves victims because they know society will blame them for wearing certain types of clothing).
This book can help readers understand why they experience certain emotions when threatened by something dangerous—and why those reactions might not be rational from a logical perspective.
If you’re feeling pensive, here are five books to pick up:
- Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
This book is told from the perspectives of a marriage—first, the husband’s and then the wife’s. It explores the ways in which we can become blind to our own lives and relationships.
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
An historical novel about slavery in America that takes place on an actual underground railroad through which slaves could try to escape. This story will make you feel both tense and hopeful at once!
- A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (also rec’d by Oprah)
A heart-wrenching novel about friendship, loss and recovery told through four college friends who have known each other since childhood. You’ll need tissues, but also hope for yourself after reading this one!
- You’re on the go and need a quick read.
- You’re looking for something to help you relax after a long day.
- You want to get into the zen state of mind, but don’t have time for meditation or yoga.
- You need something peaceful and calming to fall asleep with.
Remember that there are many different kinds of books out there—and not all will suit your mood! If you’re looking for something relaxing, try a novel with lots of description (but not too much plot). Or maybe a poetry collection would do the trick? In any case, here are five books that will definitely fit the bill:
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
- Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
- The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
- A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Books are an essential part of one’s life. Enjoy reading!
Reading books in Dubai is an essential part of every individual’s life. It has been proven that reading books helps in relaxation, learning new things and getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It also helps you socialize with friends and family.
In this article we will discuss five different types of books that are suitable for all moods and that you can search and find at a library near me.
One of the most magical parts of books, by far, is their power to make us feel less alone. They open our eyes, and can change how we think, without us even realizing it. Bookworms are onto something when they chase you down with books, insisting, You have to read this!
There is a book for every mood! We hope that you enjoyed our list and feel inspired to read more.