Uplifting Fiction

When you close these books you feel happy to be alive, secure that life is worth living, and motivated to get out there and live an awesome life.

Some of these books may deal with the dark side of life, but they still convey that overall it is good to be alive and leave you feeling uplifted.
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285 books · 245 voters · list created April 13th, 2010 by April (votes) .
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message 1: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Oh, thank you for this list! I've been exposed to so much dystopia and melodrama and explicit & gratuitous nasty stuff in books that my friends and groups are reading lately I'm just exhausted.

Is there a way to save this list to my profile or some place handy so I can refer to it readily?


message 2: by Susan (last edited Feb 07, 2011 09:33PM) (new)

Susan Cheryl wrote: "Oh, thank you for this list! I've been exposed to so much dystopia and melodrama and explicit & gratuitous nasty stuff in books that my friends and groups are reading lately I'm just exhausted.

I..."

It should be on your "Listopia Votes" and "Your Lists" on your profile, if you've voted on this list. Also check out this list: Best Stress Free Books!


message 3: by April (new)

April Cheryl in CC NV wrote: "Oh, thank you for this list! I've been exposed to so much dystopia and melodrama and explicit & gratuitous nasty stuff in books that my friends and groups are reading lately I'm just exhausted."

Exactly! That's why I started this list- to get good fiction recommendations that wouldn't depress me. I've been reading some of the books on this list. Last year, I started reading the Newberry Award winning books- starting from the most recent. That has been so fun. They are for kids, but they are some very well-written books that aren't too dark.


message 4: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Thank you!


message 5: by Chana (new)

Chana Thanks for inviting me to vote on this list. Fun!


message 6: by Alexandra (new)

Alexandra Yes, I realised that most books I have read have a strong dystopic element - so I actively made the effort of searching for a list of 'Uplifting' reads. However, having read some of the books on the list - I can say that I do not agree!

The Goldfinch? (Masterpiece but far from uplifting)
No Terry Pratchett! No Night Circus!


message 7: by April (new)

April Hi Alexandra,
I hope you'll add fiction you've found uplifting and vote for the books on the list that you think fit the bill. Thanks for stopping by!


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