8 best positive books: Uplift your spirits with these feel-good reads

8 best positive books: Uplift your spirits with these feel-good reads

Every so often, a longstanding style of writing is repackaged under a new label: most recently, feel-good fiction has become known as “uplift”. Uplifting, positive books feature across all genres, and so it is with our selection of stories that will leave you feeling inspired, cheered and perhaps even motivated to make a change in your own life. As everyone’s thoughts on what makes a positive book will vary (depending on how you look at it, Jurassic Park could be a triumph of the dinosaur over man) we have endeavoured to find uplifting tomes across fiction and non-fiction categories that will leave you feeling better than when you picked them up. We demanded writing that pulled you in from the first page and kept you enthralled, rather than at a distance. No time for cool isolation here: these books needed to welcome the reader along for the ride, and have a compelling central voice. We want stories that are firmly rooted in human truths, with characters and people you can instantly be on side with through their tragedies and triumphs. …
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