Up-Lit Booklist

Up-Lit: Books with kindness at their core

Need a mental boost?  Looking for something to raise your spirits?  Try Up-Lit, books that center on the power of kindness, compassion, humor, love, friendship, redemption, and healing – all with a healthy dose of realism.

  1. Adkins, Mary. When You Read This remarkably bright creatures
  2. Backman, Frederik. A Man Called Ove
  3. Balasubramanyam, Rajeev. Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss
  4. Brown, Elenor. The Weird Sisters
  5. Center, Katherine. How to Walk Away
  6. Flagg, Fannie. The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion
  7. George, Nina. The Little French Bistro
  8. Greer, Andrew Sean. Less
  9. Haig, Matt. The Midnight Library
  10. Henry, Emily. Beach Read
  11. Hogan, Ruth. The Keeper of Lost Things
  12. Honeyman, Gail. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
  13. Joyce, Rachel The Music Shop
  14. Klune, T.J. The House in the Cerulean Sea
  15. Martin, Madeline. The Last Bookshop in London
  16. McCall Smith, Alexander. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agencypenguins jacket
  17. Miller, Louise. The Late Bloomer’s Club
  18. Murphy, Julie. Dumplin’
  19. Nunez, Sigrid. The Friend
  20. Olafsdottir, Audur. Hotel Silence
  21. O’Leary, Beth.  The Flatshare
  22. Page, Libby. The Lido
  23. Patrick, Phaedra. The Secrets of Love Story Bridge
  24. Pearce, A.J. Dear Mrs. Bird
  25. Pooley, Clare. Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting
  26. Prior, Hazel. How the Penguins Saved Veronica
  27. Probst, Jennifer. Our Italian Summer
  28. Prose, Nita. The Maid
  29. Rowell, Rainbow. Landline
  30. Rowley, Steven. The Guncle
  31. Semple, Maria. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
  32. Simsion, Graeme. The Rosie Project
  33. Towles, Amor. A Gentleman in Moscow
  34. Van Pelt, Shelby. Remarkably Bright Creatures
  35. Winfrey , Kerry. Very Sincerely Yours
  36. Woods, Eva. Something Like Happy


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