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Book awards: Reading Agency Mood Boosting Books 2012

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Works (26)

The Beach Café by Lucy Diamond
Being Human by Neil Astley
The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy by Philippa Perry
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
Hector and the Search for Happiness by François Lelord
Life According to Lubka by Laurie Graham
Life With The Lid Off by Nicola Hodgkinson
A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Men at Work by Mike Gayle
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
Stop What You're Doing and Read This! by Mark Haddon
Tackling life by Charlie Oatway
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
That Awkward Age by Roger McGough
To The Moon and Back by Jill Mansell
Trouble on the Heath by Terry Jones
Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain by Roger Deakin
A Winter Book by Tove Jansson

Award description

Research shows that reading improves mental wellbeing and reduces stress by 67%. The Reading Agency worked with BBC Headroom and nine UK reading groups in 2011 to create a list of mood enhancing books. These titles were endorsed by Charley Baker, Lecturer in Mental Health at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy at the University of Nottingham. Public libraries throughout the UK promoted this list in 2012.


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