We’ve worked with Macmillan Cancer Support to create a new list of Mood-boosting Books. Most of the books have been recommended by people who have been diagnosed with cancer. In general the books are not specifically about cancer but have been recommended as books that people found mood-boosting before or after treatment.

Paris for One, The Green Road into the Trees, Ode to Didcot Power Station, The Humans, The Stories and A Man Called Ove are all general mood-boosting suggestions. If you’d like to recommend your own uplifting read, email moodboosting@readingagency.org.uk or share it on Twitter using #moodboosting.

Macmillan Cancer Support have also created a list of helpful books about cancer.