In the wake of recent reading trends favouring dystopian horrors and psychological thrillers, both of which can leave readers feeling exhausted and despondent, a new trend has emerged. Up Lit or uplifting literature may feature tears, gasps and moments of sadness, but by the final pages of these books the reader is left with a sense of good about the world and the people in it. Next time you’re in the mood to look on the brighter side of life, pick up one of these titles and get ready for the warm-fuzzies to take over.
The novel that has made 2 million readers happier! The story of one woman's inspirational journey from boredom and dissatisfaction to happiness and fulfilment!
Uplifting and hugely entertaining, this novel introduces an irresistibly funny, cynical and unforgettable new anti-hero to sit alongside Eleanor Oliphant, The Rosie Project's Don Tillman and A Man Called Ove
The second heart-warming and charming novel from Sandie Docker, set in the small Australian coastal town of Rosella Cove.
The heartbreaking, romantic and utterly compelling new novel from international bestselling author Paige Toon
A charming and uplifting novel about love, belonging and facing mortality, from one of Australia’s most loved and acclaimed comedians.
The Number One bestselling author returns with a heart-stirring story about love in all its forms.
A story about the triumph of a quiet hero. And how music can bring us back to life. The exquisite and perfectly-pitched new novel from the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Perfect and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy.
The Break isn't a story about falling in love but about staying in love. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.
The heart-warming, poignant and evocative new novel from the bestselling author of A Hundred Pieces of Me and All I Ever Wanted.
Two people. One love story. A million possibilities.
A tender, quietly comic, heartstopping and very British coming of (old) age novel from a powerful new voice in fiction.
A celebration of a truly extraordinary book and author, this very special edition brings together Wonder and its companion book, Auggie & Me, together for the first time.
An international bestselling novel: a year in the life of an elderly man writing an exposé from an old-people's home in Amsterdam.
Three Penguin Random House novels honoured among the Australian Book Review’s fan favourites.
Stories real and imagined about the moral cost of slavery, and its implications on humanity.