Books that left you happy - and depressed because hardly another book lived up to it

You finish a book and are happy with the book, the world and yourself - but then you cannot find a book offering a similar amount of comfort or happiness, and can't help but feel lonely book-wise.
The best books making you feel this way, so we all know what to read next when bookdepression hits!
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601 books · 479 voters · list created April 19th, 2010 by Charlotte (votes) .
Tags: comfort, happy
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message 1: by Wadada (new)

Wadada I can so relate to this feeling when you can't a books match even from the same author.

I'm having trouble picking from the list because some would be on my list and others not so much. I know it's because it's an open list but I like putting my own selection on.


message 2: by SethMantel (new)

SethMantel Who actually believes in something like this? Sure, you can compile a list of books that made you feel this way, but you can't simply transmit it to others as a cure for this "depression". A good part of that feeling warrants "staying" with that book for a while to let it all sink in.


message 3: by Nurikospecial (new)

Nurikospecial Hmm... it looks like quite a handful of these are actually on the depressing side. Yes lots of them made me feel happy when reading them, like A Wrinkle in Time, but I didn't feel happy after reading 1984, that's for sure!


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