10 cheerful post-election reads

May 8, 2015, Article by Mr Book in Books


The votes are in, they’ve been counted, and now we are living in a different country.

Your mood today will depend on who you were supporting, but it’s probably fair to say there are a lot of unhappy people across the UK. There might be a weird few weeks to come too, so here are some super cheerful post-election reads to take your mind off things…

1. The Road – Cormac McCarthy

A father and son trek across a barren post apocolyptic landscape. A hoot!

2. We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver

A serious of letters from a mother whose son has done something truly horrific. The film adaptation is perfect to watch for a first date!

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3. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

A group of kids trapped on an island go a bit mad and start killing each other. We’ve all been there!

4. Atonement – Ian McEwan

Lovers torn apart by World War II. Awwwww!

5. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Discover the world of the 1960s New York magazine publishing scene. It’s super glam!

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6. 1984 – George Orwell

It’s a good read, but not quite as good as the Channel 4 TV adaption, ‘Big Brother’. Check that out first!

7. The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

Isn’t young love sweet!

8. One Day – David Nicholls

Isn’t love in general sweet!

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9. Crime and Punishment –Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Rodion Raskolnikov kills an evil pawnbroker and then wonders if he should have done it. Don’t worry Rodin – YOLO!

10. Fifty Shades of Grey – EL James

Well, public spending might be taking a spanking over the next few years, so get set with this romantic epic. Oh my!

HAPPY READING!!!!


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