I’m Okay

by Marie B.

As a self-aware control freak, I spend a lot of time thinking about what to do and whether what I already did was the right thing to do.  Choices, amirite?  Today, though, things will be different.  Why?  Because March 16 is Everything You Do Is Right Day!  The unsure and the confident alike can celebrate this day.  Join me in experiencing the freedom of letting go and knowing that, at least for today, I’m okay and so are you.  In fact, I hereby give all of us permission to celebrate this day for as long as we like.

Now that we’re all feeling the positive vibes, we need a good book with an uplifting bent.  I have some ideas on that…

I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson

What would you do if you discovered your mother had sabotaged your lifelong dream of meeting your celebrity crush?  Now in her forties, Petra learns that she had won a contest to meet David Cassidy, but the letter never made it to her.  Readers experience everything from the joy and hope of teenage Petra and the desperation and longing for meaning of present-day Petra.   Maybe it has something to do with my having been a  kid at the height of David Cassidy’s fame, but I found this novel utterly charming and wickedly funny.

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Arthur Less is less than happy. He’s about to turn fifty and he’s received a wedding invitation from the ex he hasn’t gotten over.  What should he do?  Deny, deflect, and run away, of course.  Try as he might, though, Arthur can’t run away from himself.  This hilarious story about a man of a certain age won the Pulitzer Prize for literature, plus it was recommended by one of my favorite librarians, Nancy Pearl.  If that doesn’t encourage you to read it, I don’t know what will.

If you’re looking for more uplifting reads, check out my full list.  What books lift your mood?  Please share in the comments below.

I'm Okay

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