Books are the new best medicine – at least, according to a recent article in The Independent. The article talks about a recent push for “Book Prescriptions” – in other words, directing people to mood-boosting books when they struggle with pain, anxiety or depression.
The Reading Agency has promoted 27 books as mood boosters, and there's an online reading group for these books.
A London-based author is also implementing “Bibliotherapy.” As one Huffington Post article notes, the idea of using books for mental health is nothing new.
If you were to make a list of your mood boosting books, what would be on it? What books do you turn to when you're feeling low? How has literature helped you in hard times?
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