Addictive Feel-Good Fiction To Read In March

MARCH 2024: Feel good fiction

Check out these Ebooks and Eaudiobooks on HOOPLA and LIBBY!


HOOPLA
What You are Looking for Is in the Library / Michiko Aoyama
What are you looking for? So asks Tokyo’s most enigmatic librarian Sayuri Komachi. Sayuri is able to sense exactly what each visitor to her library is searching for and provide just the book recommendation to help them find it. A restless retail assistant looks to gain new skills, a mother tries to overcome demotion at work after maternity leave, a conscientious accountant yearns to open an antique store, a recently retired salaryman searches for newfound purpose. In Komachi’s unique book recommendations they will find just what they need to achieve their dreams. This inspirational tale shows how, by listening to our hearts, seizing opportunity and reaching out, we too can fulfill our lifelong dreams.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook


HOOPLA
The Corset & The Jellyfish: A Conundrum of Drabbles / Nick Bantock
The internationally bestselling author of Griffin & Sabine returns with his newest literary mystery – a charming assemblage of his own illustrated stories. The whimsical, often humorous, tales are a mixture of SF, fantasy, mild horror, historical, mythological, and/or paranormal fiction, as well as simple vignettes of relatable lives. Each of the invitingly strange tales is paired with its own glyphic creature (perhaps created by Sabine herself).
FORMAT(S): Ebook


LIBBY
The Weird Sisters / Eleanor Brown
Unwillingly brought together to care for their ailing mother, three sisters who were named after famous Shakespearean characters discover that everything they have been avoiding may prove more worthwhile than expected.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook


LIBBY
The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone / Audrey Burges
The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone is a charming and magical debut novel, with a love story at its heart. Thirty-four year old Myra Malone blogs about a dolls’ house online. Across the country, Alex Rakes, heir of a furniture business, encounters two Mansion fans trying to recreate a room from Myra’s stories. To his disbelief, Alex soon recognizes that it’s his own bedroom being recreated, in minute scale. Searching for answers, Alex begins corresponding with Myra. Together, the two unwind the lonely paths of their twin worlds.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook


HOOPLA
The Wangs vs. The World / Jade Chang
The second-generation Asian immigrant experience in America has provided the inspiration for some terrific 21st-century fiction. Jade Chang’s sparkling debut novel The Wangs vs. The World is about a wealthy Chinese-American makeup tycoon who is devastated by the 2008 financial crisis and decides to take his wife and teenage children on a road trip across America. Chang brings an impressive lightness of touch to a story of identity that unflinchingly skewers lazy clichés and stereotypes.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook


LIBBY
The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop / Fannie Flagg
Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop with his mother, Ruth, church-going and proper, and his Aunt Idgie, the fun-loving hell-raiser. Together they ran the town’s popular Whistle Stop Cafe, known far and wide for its fun and famous fried green tomatoes. But sadly, as the railroad yards shut down and Whistle Stop became a ghost town, nothing was left but boarded-up buildings and memories of a happier time. Then one day, Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see what has become of his beloved Whistle Stop. In so doing, he discovers new friends, as well as surprises about Idgie’s life, about Ninny Threadgoode and other beloved Fannie Flagg characters, and about the town itself. He also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, which change his life and the lives of his daughter and many others.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook


LIBBY
Smells Like Tween Spirit / Laurie Gelman
As a new Mat Mom of the Pioneer Middle School (PMS) Wrestling team, Jen Dixon finds herself thrown in the middle of the “guerrilla war against so called perfect mothers,” armed only with her cutting wit and acerbic sense of humor. Handling a whole host of new challenges, from the dreaded seventh-grade science fair to a school fundraiser (again!), Jen faces the somewhat-terrifying new social dynamics of the wrestling moms with her trademark combination of reluctance and exceptional delivery.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook


LIBBY
People We Meet On Vacation / Emily Henry
When Poppy met Alex, there was no spark, no chemistry, and no reason to think they’d ever talk again. Alex is quiet, studious, and destined for a future in academia. Poppy is a wild child who only came to U of Chicago to escape small-town life. But after sharing a ride home for the summer, the two form a surprising friendship. After all, who better to confide in than someone you could never, ever date? Over the years, Alex and Poppy’s lives take them in different directions, but every summer the two find their way back to each other for a magical weeklong vacation. Until one trip goes awry, and in the fallout, they lose touch. Now, two years later, Poppy’s in a rut. Her dream job, her relationships, her life – none of it is making her happy. In fact, the last time she remembers feeling truly happy was on that final, ill fated Summer Trip. The answer to all her problems is obvious: She needs one last vacation to win back her best friend.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook


LIBBY
Amazing Grace Adams / Fran Littlewood
Grace Adams gave birth, blinked, and now suddenly she is forty-five, perimenopausal and stalled. And today she’s really losing it. Stuck in traffic, she finally had enough. To the astonishment of everyone, Grace gets out of her car and simply walks away. Grace sets off across London, armed with a £200 cake, to win back her teenage daughter on her sixteenth birthday. Because today is the day she’ll remind her daughter that no matter how far we fall, we can always get back up again.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook


HOOPLA
My Italian bulldozer / Alexander McCall Smith
When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already late book, it seems like the perfect escape from stressful city life. Upon landing, however, things quickly take a turn for the worse when he discovers his hired car is nowhere to be found. With no record of any reservation and no other cars available it looks like Paul is stuck at the airport. That is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative. While there may be no cars available there is something else on offer: a bulldozer. With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts and so begins a series of laugh out loud adventures through the Italian countryside, following in the wake of Paul and his Italian Bulldozer. A story of unexpected circumstance and lesson in making the best of what you have, My Italian Bulldozer is a warm holiday read guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook


LP: March