In 2012 we launched Mood-boosting Books with this list of 27 uplifting titles chosen by reading groups.

9780330520539

The Beach Cafe »

Lucy Diamond

9780340835692

The Big Over Easy »

Jasper Fforde

9780743440127

Big Stone Gap: A Novel »

Adriana Trigiani

9780140366501

Haroun and the Sea of Stories »

Salman Rushdie, Paul Birkbeck

9781908313676

Hector and the Search for Happiness »

Francois Lelord, Lorenza Garcia

9781409120025

Life with the Lid Off »

Nicola Hodgkinson

9781444711783

Men at Work »

Mike Gayle

9780571298853

Prodigal Summer »

Barbara Kingsolver

9780141044019

The Pursuit of Love »

Nancy Mitford, Zoe Heller

9780552161787

Tackling Life »

Charlie Oatway

9780141042022

That Awkward Age »

Roger McGough

9780099565949

Stop What You're Doing and Read This! »

Mark Haddon, Michael Rosen, Zadie Smith, Carmen Callil, Jeanette Winterson, Tim Parks, Blake Morrison, Maryanne Wolf, Nicholas Carr, Jane Davis

9780552998765

Tales of the City »

Armistead Maupin

9780199588220

The Secret Garden »

Frances Hodgson Burnett, Peter Hunt