Life-Affirming Reads

I subscribe to the Copyediting Listserv at Indiana University–a wonderful professional resource. A member recently asked other subscribers for positive, upbeat, and life-affirming reads that are not too heavy and not too light. All readers can use some of this from time to time.. I thought I would record it here. Some authors I know well; others I have yet to read. Here’s the list.

*All the Light We Cannot See* by Anthony Doerr
*Life of Pi* by Yann Martel
*The Art of Racing in the Rain* by Garth Stein
*Minding Frankie* by Maeve Binchy
*The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy* (the first of a series) by Douglas
*The Martian* by Andy Weir
*The Old Man’s War* by John Scalzi
*Master and Commander* (the first of the Aubrey/Maturin series) by
Patrick O’Brian

The Father Tim Novels series by Jan Karon
Lincoln Rhyme series by Jeffery Deaver
Nero Wolfe series by Rex Stout
Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian
44 Scotland Street Books series by Alexander McCall Smith
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith
The Miles Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold
Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
The Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery series by Dorothy L. Sayers
The City Watch Trilogy series by Terry Pratchett
Quick Reads (<>)—short books by
“big name authors” designed to be easy to read

Zane Grey
Peter Mayle
Tony Hillerman
Maeve Binchy



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