Thursday, May 09, 2013

Five Things That Make Me Happy by Tanya Byrne #WeLoveYA

I really love Tanya Byrne. Her debut book, Heart-Shaped Bruise was my favourite book that I read in all of 2012 and I absolutely adored her new book, being published this month, Follow Me Down, too!  So when I heard about the #LoveYA event that Headline are doing for the month of May, I jumped at the chance to take part too.  So, here is the lovely Tanya talking about the books, films and songs that make her happy... aren't they some unusual choices?! 

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Five Things That Make Me Happy
by Tanya Byrne

Book: On the Road – Jack Kerouac. If you were making a list of happy books this probably wouldn’t be at the top of it, but happiness is subjective, and happiness to me is reading a book that takes me away from the things that make me unhappy. What better way to escape your troubles than in a battered car with your best friend by your side?

Song: Proud Mary – Tina and Ike Turner. I defy you to sit still when this song is on.

Film: Before Sunrise. I think the word perfect is thrown around far too much, but this film is perfect. It’s charming and funny and honest and infused with so much hope that it’s enough to melt even my cold, dead heart.

Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky. Okay. If you’ve read this book then I can just imagine the face you’re making right now, but I love Charlie so much. And yes, this book made me cry, but it also made me laugh and want to call each of my friends and tell them that I love them, so I guess that’s why it makes me happy, because it makes me realise how lucky I am.

Song: Rebel Rebel – David Bowie. If this song ever comes on and I don’t grin, dial 999.

Can you name five things that are making YOU happy lately? Please share in comments!


  1. Great list! I totally agree with Proud Mary, it's so catchy! :) On the Road sounds great, and so does Follow Me Down, I'll definitely have to check out both of those :)

  2. 5 things making me happy...Game of Thrones, the release of the new Star Trek film, my boyfriend coming back from uni on Saturday, the Apprentice and it's friday tomorrow!! Wonderful post :)

    Cait x

  3. Great post! I have Heart Shaped Bruise on my TBR pile so I must get round to it sometime.

    Books in general make me happy, to be honest! The Infernal Devices have recently made me happy though, they remind me why I love reading :)


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