Five uplifting books to read during lockdown

Times are rough right now and a lot of us want a way to escape so I’ve compiled a list of uplifting books for you for read.

1. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

I would recommend this book to everyone of all ages. It’s happy, uplifting and moving. It’s centred around the author’s paintings and has lots of inspirational quotes about being kind to yourself and others. It’s the perfect message to read during a difficult time.

2. The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Beth O’Leary’s debut novel will not disappoint. I couldn’t put it down. It follows Tiffy who becomes Leon’s new flatmate. But there’s a twist. They share a bed. Leon works night shifts and Beth works in the daytime so their paths should never cross. But maybe they do. You’ll have to read to find out. It’s pure comedy gold. This is honestly one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.

3. The Lido by Libby Page

At first I had my doubts about this book but it’s actually a really uplifting and happy story. It is such an easy read and the perfect escapism. The two main characters Rosemary and Kate are dealing with their own issues. Rosemary is trying to cope with the loss of her husband and Kate is dealing with her social anxiety while tackling her new job as a journalist. They both become friends, despite their age gap in a fight to save their local swimming pool.

4. Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

This is a really funny and laugh-out-loud rom-com about a woman, Emma, who thinks she’s about to die on a plane so she shares all her secrets with the stranger, Jack, who is sat next to her. Little does she know, he’s the owner of the company she works for and he’s back in the office. Kinsella has a knack for making characters come to life and has readers feeling embarrassed along with the characters’ mishaps.

5. Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I will recommend this over and over again. Everyone who has read it has loved it. It’s genius. It’s written purely in an interview format. Every member of the band is telling their side of the story as to why the band broke up. You will close this book thinking the band is real, that’s how realistic the writing is. The story is filled with drama, loss of friendship and lots of love. The twist at the end is both unexpected and exceptional too.

Read my full review here.


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