Ever heard of “up-lit”? Sounds like a good idea to me.

So many fiction books and television series seem to be about crime and violence. Although I’m current reading the thriller “Prague Fatale” by Philip Kerr and recently watched the hit BBC series “Bodyguard”, I’m not generally attracted to such dark material.

Apparently, I’m not the only one which explains the growth in popularity of so-called “up-lit” or uplifting literature. A classic example of this is the best-selling novel “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman which I’ve reviewed here.

This week at the Frankfurt Book Fair, there was excitement about another example of “up-lit”:  “The Love Story of Missy Carmichael” by Beth Morrey. You can read about this here.


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