In 2012, older people in reading groups chose the following Mood-Boosting Books:
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West
Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast by Charlie Connelly
The Bad Dog's Diary: A Year in the Life of Blake: Lover... Fighter... Dog by Martin Howard
Bird Cloud: A Memoir of Place by Annie Proulx
The Builders by Maeve Binchy
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
A Long Lunch by Simon Hoggart
Penguin's Poems for Life selected by Laura Barber
Reading in Bed by Sue Gee
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
The Snow Goose and The Small Miracle by Paul Gallico
Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1979-2006 by Wendy Cope
Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin
We are on the look-out for recommendations for our 2013 Mood-boosting Books list.
Whether it's a novel, non-fiction, poetry or a graphic novel, we would love to hear about the books that have made you feel better.
Your recommendations will then be put to reading groups who will decide which books make it into the final list, which will be released in May 2013.