Happy Books: Inspirational Reads To Make You Smile

old books on white old wooden...
old books on white old wooden...

Call us bibliophiles if you must, but virtually all books make us smile. We love getting lost on an intricate journey, connecting with a character on an emotional level and using the parts of our brain that, otherwise, are under-stimulated.

But some books are written with the purpose of making us happier: literal handbooks -- those that inspire us to take initiative to make our lives as bright as they can be. And still, others allow us to escape (if only for a moment) to a happy place.

Below is a list of 10 books that lift the spirits. What are we missing? What book puts a smile on your face and a spring in your step? Share your happy reads in the comments section below.

Happiness Books

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