Let's face it: headlines are pretty grim these days, and we could all use just a little
more happy in our day-to-day.Up Lit is realistic, feel-good fiction
that affirms positive human connections. Even as characters confront tough circumstances, they also encounter kindness, humor, hope, compassion, empathy, and the best of ordinary humanity. Plot specifics,
subject matter, and setting can vary: the story's central goal is to leave readers with a good "vibe" (one not confined to any particular genre).
Sounds nice, right? Check out the new Up Lit Recommended Reads List in NoveList (UI 446601), and try my search tips for more books to put smiles on readers' faces. Things are looking up!
NoveList character (CC)
and tone (TC) appeal terms
make it easy to find
other feel-good reads!
Try these appeal searches
Character appeals (CC)
CC quirky CC authentic
CC likeable CC relatable
CC spunky CC sympathetic
Tone appeals (TC)
TC upbeat TC moving
TC amusing TC heartwarming
TC hopeful TC whimsical
Combine appeal terms with
AND to refine your search:
CC quirky AND TC upbeat
LibraryAware subscribers: Customize it! Search Flyers-Books > Up Lit
How about some inspiring, enlightening nonfiction
Check out my colleague Kaitlin's ideas inNavigating Nonfiction