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!


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!


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!


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!