When it comes to heart health and what causes heart disease, we spend a lot of time talking about eating healthy and staying fit. But, sometimes it’s just plain old good medicine that feeds your minds and uplifts you that can be some of the best medicine. And, in the winter months, there is nothing better than curling up on the couch with something warm to drink and a good book. To that end, we have put together a little list of books for some winter reading. These are classified as feel good books and most are widely available from the likes of Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, and more. Or, better yet, most local libraries.
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban – By Malala Yousafzia and Christina Lamb
This book is the true story of Malala who, at 15 years old, was shot point blank in the head by the Taliban while riding home from school. Few expected her to survive, but she did and she refused to be silenced about the right for an education in a culture where it is hard for girls to go to school. By 16, she became the symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laurate. It is the story of the fight for girls’ education, a father who encourages his daughter to write and attend school, and brave parents with a fierce love for a daughter in a society that prizes sons. The book makes readers believe in the power of one voice that can inspire and change the world.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – By Gabrielle Zevin
A.J. Fikry is a widowed bookstore owner that has fallen on hard times. Business is down and his prized possession of rare Poe poems has been stolen. The books in his store have ceased being a source of pleasure for him. And then a mysterious package arrives. This unexpected arrival is his opportunity to make his life over again and see everything anew. A tale of transformation and second chances while affirming why we all love reading.
Five People You Meet in Heaven – By Mitch Albom
The story of Eddie who, in his mind, has lived an uninspired life. He dies while saving a child in a carnival accident and when he awakes, he finds himself in heaven. There, he encounters five people, some he knew and others strangers. One by one, they take him back to their connections to him on earth, while revealing just how inspiring and meaningful his life truly was. This revealing helps Eddie answer the eternal question of: “Why was I here?”
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – By J.K. Rowling
Young and old love this book! It is the story of Harry who thought he was ordinary. He lives with his aunt and uncle who treat him horribly. But then, Harry begins receiving mysterious letters and his life changes forever. He is whisked away by a giant wizard to a magical school, learns the truth about his parents and their love and sacrifice for him. He discovers fantastic friends. Plus, he learns he is a darn fine wizard! A fun and spelling binding tale.
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Keeping your mind healthy through reading is great. Plus, having touching stories that help you feel good is good for the soul and even the heart. We hope that you, while staying healthy, get the opportunity to read and get enjoyment out of doing so. And, when it comes to your heart health, feel free to call us at (303) 744-1065 or contact us online.