Whenever I am down and I need a good laugh, I go to my bookcase and pull down "Mama Makes Up Her Mind" by Bailey White. You might be familiar with Miss White's monologues on NPR. She is a southern lady, cared for her elderly mother and is an elementary school teacher. She also has an amazing sense of humor.
"Mama...." is a set of short stories, so it is easy to pick it up, read a story, laugh a bit and get on with your day. I always fill lighted hearted afterwards.
This book revolves around Miss White's experiences living with her eccentric elderly mother. I think I identify so strongly with her since I care for my elderly mother who lives in assisted living. Somedays you have to laugh or you will cry.
A light, fun read that makes you think a bit about life.