Up-Lit: Books to lift your spirits
— At this time of year, I’m ready to set aside the mysteries and suspense thrillers I usually read and pick up something lighter. I’m not alone — “up-lit,” or uplifting literature, is a new book trend that’s growing in popularity. These books are filled with wonderful characters and their heartwarming stories; some will make you laugh out loud while others will bring a tear to your eye. Not too saccharine and sweet, they will warm the heart of even the most cynical reader.
ELKTON ”Eleanor Oliphant Fine” is Completely
Meet Eleanor Oliphant, a quirky character whose life of rules and routines hides a tragic past. When fate throws her into the company of Raymond, the awkward IT guy from her office, she suddenly finds that life does not have to be so lonely. You’ll cheer on Eleanor as she struggles with her past and learns how to live. I can’t think of enough words to describe how funny, sad and endearing this story is. I was sorry it had to end.
”A Man Called Ove: A Novel” ”The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise”
”All Small” Creatures Great and
”The Rosie Project: A Novel”
”A Gentleman in Moscow”
”The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir”
By Jennifer Ryan
”Guide to the Birds of East Africa”