A lot of books these days are part of a franchise or series, which can make it hard to keep track of everything and everyone. I find that when I'm feeling down in the dumps I don't have the mental strength or will to keep up with this kind of thing. Instead, I am drawn to cozy mystery books when I need some cheering up. Lots of these books are not connected to anything else or take place within their own self-contained worlds, so there's no need to keep mental track of any type of continuity or stuff like that. I also find that I'm not as over-invested in the stories like with some of the larger series, which actually makes it more relaxing to read. There are way too many books in this genre to name them all individually and, to be honest, none of them are particularly memorable, which is why I like them. Some authors I recommend looking up are Joanne Fluke, Alan Bradley, Louise Penny, Lilian Jackson Braun, Donna Andrews and Meg Cabot.