I've read my fair share of books with depressing topics. Sometimes it seems like there are more books about depressing, negative, violent issues than there are nice, normal, "happy" books. I wonder what that says about our society? Our recent book club book has to do with teenage suicide; the prior book involved a women's cells being used without her permission or knowledge, and with no remuneration to the family; the book before that tells the tale of a nigerian refugee who witnesses several deaths, is stuck in an immigration detention camp for two years, and also does not have a great ending to her story (but the writing was beautiful); Daughter of Fortune features an illegitimate child who travels across continents to find her lover (who she never finds) and suffers a miscarriage along the way, etc. anyway, you get the picture.
I think it's time for a few uplifting books so I went online to find a few. Here are some of the titles that others found uplifting/funny, and a great read.
1. The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Grossman describes his book as a mash-up of and Narnia but set in the real world.
& Juliet A Novel. Its incredibly funny without being trivial. Its also uplifting thought-provoking.
3. The by . Read this book for a lovely tale of two women from different backgrounds, one very young and one much older, who learn to find meaning in their lives
I'll let you know what I think when I've read them. In the meantime, if you have any books you've read that are uplifting/happy, please share the titles!