When we’re looking for good books to read, we browse bestsellers lists, click around Goodreads, and ask friends for their recommendations. But the usual blanket categories and genres can be a bit too broad, and we’ve found that we get the best recommendations when we choose books based on our mood or our interests.
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Some people read books based on the seasons (we've got you covered in summer, winter, and spring) and the weather outside. They curl up with dark, chilling mysteries in the winter months and lay by the pool with light, cheerful women’s fiction in the summer months. But sometimes, you want to read a book based on how you’re feeling on any given week or what you’re going through at the current moment. Matching your book to your mood makes for a very enjoyable reading experience. What are great books to read if we want to be put into a good mood? What about if we’re about to have a baby? The more specific the circumstances, the better the recommendation.
If you’re looking for interesting books to read, we’ve compiled a list of more than 20 super specific recommendations you won’t be able to put down. From what to read if you’re in love to what to read if you’re in a bad mood, this list has you covered no matter how you’re feeling.—Elizabeth Entenman