Yup, Reading Makes Us Happy
Yes, that's a real thing. This March 20, we couldn't resist asking the bookworms of Twitter about the stories that bring them happiness. After all, everyone knows that reading improves your health, sharpens your mind, helps you embrace ambiguity, and makes you more empathetic—but let's not forget that most of us just do it because we love it. Do you have a book that makes you happy? Let us know in the comments!
Arundhati Roy's God of Small Things— Ibrahim Khan (@khan_iakhan08) March 20, 2018
Amy Poehler's "Yes Please" pic.twitter.com/kOR5JqLEad— Houston Co. Library (@Houpl) March 20, 2018
Around the World in 80 days, by Jules Verne and Metahistory by Hayden White. Also Sylvia Plath's poems and Elements of Semiology by Roland Barthes.— Fernando López Amill (@lopez_amill) March 20, 2018
The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo by Kent Nerburn. This books always brings me a sense of peace.— WaWa Wade (@wawade520) March 20, 2018
The Poky Little Puppy— Spudsdad (@KarukinkaSteve) March 20, 2018
Many, but Pride and Prejudice is at the top of the list!— Cynthia Buck (@originalcyn620) March 20, 2018
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