Round-up of Cheer: 17 Feel-Good Books

Round-up of Cheer: 17 Feel-Good Books
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We rounded up 17 feel-good and funny books to help lift spirits this winter season.

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Dirty Birds

By Morgan Murray

***LONGLISTED FOR CANADA READS 2021***

***APMA BEST ATLANTIC PUBLISHED BOOK AWARD: WINNER***

***STEPHEN LEACOCK MEADAL FOR HUMOUR: SHORTLIST***

***THOMAS RADDALL ATLANTIC FICTION AWARD: SHORTLIST***

***MARGARET AND JOHN SAVAGE FIRST BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION: SHORTLIST***

***FOREWORD ... Read more

Capacity for Infinite Happiness, The

By Alexis von Konigslow

Mathematician Emily Kogan's family is good at keeping their secrets. But when she uses her visit to the vacation lodge they own to conduct research for a graduate thesis on measuring the influence of interpersonal relationships, she learns far more than she bargained for. During ... Read more

Melt

By Heidi Wicks

Jess is a sensitive creature of habit. Cait is her passionate and impulsive best friend. And in Melt, Heidi Wicks follows the lives of these characters from their teenage years into their late thirties—through drifting desires, fake tans, economic turbulence, kids, grief, ... Read more

Molly of the Mall

By Heidi L.M. Jacobs

Aspiring novelist Molly MacGregor's life is strikingly different from a literary heroine's. Named for one of literature's least romantic protagonists, Moll Flanders, Molly lives in Edmonton, a city she finds irredeemably unromantic, where she writes university term papers instead ... Read more

Small, Broke, and Kind of Dirty

By Hana Shafi

Let's get one thing straight: Small, Broke, and Kind of Dirty: Affirmations for the Real World is not a book of advice. You're not going to find a step-by-step guide to meditation here, or even reminders to drink lots of water and get enough sleep. Those things are all good for ... Read more

Best of the Bonnet, The

By Andrew Unger

Since its debut, the internet's most trusted source for Mennonite satire has drawn the attention of everyone from the Canadian Prairies to the high-rises of New York, keeping readers laughing with hundreds of hysterical headlines and tongue-in-cheek editorials where (almost) ... Read more

The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour

By Dawn Dumont

The hilarious story of an unlikely group of Indigenous dancers who find themselves thrown together on a performance tour of Europe

The Tour is all prepared. The Prairie Chicken dance troupe is all set for a fifteen-day trek through Europe, performing at festivals and cultural ... Read more

Kinmount

By Rod Carley

Rod Carley has concocted another hilarious romp behind the theatre curtain - a showdown between artistic freedom and censorship in rural Ontario. Kinmount is the last place down-and-out director Dave Middleton wants to revisit yet there he is directing an amateur production ... Read more

The List of Last Chances

By Christina Myers

At thirty-eight years old, Ruthie finds herself newly unemployed, freshly single, sleeping on a friend's couch and downing a bottle of wine each night. Having overstayed her welcome and desperate for a job, Ruthie responds to David's ad: he's looking for someone to drive his ... Read more

A Perfect Bowl of Pho

By Nam Nguyen

Nam, a procrastination-prone Vietnamese Canadian university student, sets out with the vague ambition to write a musical about his diaspora as embodied by food, particularly the world-famous noodle soup pho. What follows is pure meta musical, genre-bending through thousands ... Read more