12 Best Books About Overcoming Adversity Update 05/2022

In hard times, there are many things we can do to help us: funny movies, tearjerkers, vodka tonics, favorite songs and chocolate. Books, too. We at Off the Shelf want you to think about these 12 books. These people have made us feel better about ourselves because of their wisdom and humor, as well as their insights, perspective, spirit, and language, which make us feel better. Books that we like are ones we want to share with you in the hope that, if you ever need some comfort, they will help you, too. This is how it works:

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

You’ve heard of Ove, the grumpy Swedish man. In the beginning, when new neighbors move in, he doesn’t turn inward. Instead, he has to get to know this new family. The next thing you know, dammit, he comes back into the world instead of quietly killing himself as planned. This is a story about love and connection, and how people turn toward each other instead of away. It’s sweet, funny, and unexpected, and it will make you cry. All of these things make me feel better when I see them. That’s Wendy.

The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams

People sometimes find comfort in walking through a quiet bookstore and looking around for some thought or idea that will make them feel better. This week, a quote came up from a jacket sleeve. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said, “We grow in kindness when our kindness is put to the test.” I thought to myself, “Yes, I want some of that right now.” There’s a lot of Stuart.

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

In the past, Tiny Beautiful Things has helped me through everything from good times to bad. It has helped me through breakups, decisions, and times when I just needed someone to tell me it was going to be okay. A practical thing about it is that it’s useful and inspiring. But what makes it even more important and relevant right now is that it reveals important truths about being a person. In many ways, we’re all the same. Care about our families, fear for our futures, and wonder if we’ll find love or a new job or get over that one thing we still can’t shake. People who read this book will see that, too, and that makes me feel better. These letters and the way they sound show that. The person who said this is Julianna,

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

In PRIDE AND PREJUDICE we get to go back in time and see the country balls, empire gowns, and witty, smart heroines we love to imagine. But can you blame us? All of us want to have a Mr. Darcy in our lives at some point. There’s a good reason why Jane Austen’s book has been made into so many movies and TV shows. When Kerry said this, I thought he meant that.

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Makes you realize that no matter how bad everything is, there is always vodka and then there are the consequences. Chris:

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

I read WONDER when I need to feel better about humanity. In the end, you can always cry your heart out because it’s so moving. I want to be a better person after reading this book. It makes me want to be more kind and understanding. In this case, Sarah Jane said:

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

This book is a great way to get away from the news, the weather, or even people when they’re too much. Cassandra, 17, is the daughter of a group of eccentrics who live in a castle in the English countryside in the 1930s. The book shows six months of her diary entries as she grows up. Downtown Abbey fans will love it, and it’s a must-have with a cup of tea and some toast. — Elizabeth said that.

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

In high school, I read THE PRICE OF SALT for the first time and was able to see how I felt inside for the first time in a book. Seeing Therese and Carol fall in love gave me hope for the future. First, I saw it was possible to be who I was without feeling ashamed, confused, or alone in the world. This book has made me think back to how I felt when I read it for the first time. It has also made me want to help make the world a better place for LGBTQ people in the future. She said that to me.

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

My best friend told me about Allie Brosh’s blog a long time ago, and I remember laughing so hard in her basement that I fell over. Her book, on the other hand, is not only a collection of her best entries but also an accurate, moving, and hysterical depiction of what it’s like to live with depression. Allie is the best friend we could ever ask for, and she is always there for us. When Kerry said this, I thought he meant that.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

In college, I found Khaled Hosseini’s A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS. It was a time in my life when I was having a hard time. The idea that two women from very different backgrounds can work together and defeat an oppressor warms me every time I read this story, which happens a lot. But the most important thing is that every time I read this book, my life has changed a lot from when I read it the last time. This book always reminds me to keep going, no matter what. The name of this person is Tolani

Bachelor Brothers’ Bed & Breakfast by Bill Richardson

This is a story about middle-aged fraternal twins who run a bed-and-breakfast that caters to bookworms. I’m in! In between the brothers’ and their guests’ funny antics (Animals!), there are a lot of funny things. Musical eggcups and Morris dancing are two of the best suggested reading lists. If you’re stressed out and need a good book to read, this one is for you. It’s funny, heartwarming, silly, and a warm bath (with wine on the side of the tub). In this case, Allison says that.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

In the 8th grade, I read UGLIES for the first time and fell in love with Scott Westerfeld, who wrote it. During the next four years, it was almost impossible. I clung to books, especially Scott Westerfeld’s dystopian series about a teenage girl who is forced into action and then rises up and takes charge of her life to fight oppressive governments. Now that I have a lot of other books around me, I’m going back to Scott Westerfeld and UGLIES because I need something to hold on to, and I know these books helped me get through a time I thought I couldn’t. Erin: file other>

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