Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Make Me Smile
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is BOOKS THAT MAKE ME SMILE. I did a similar list earlier this year, but during this pandemic, I think we can all use as many feel-good books as we can get so I’ve updated my list with some recent reads that left me with a smile on my face. All of these are contemporary romance, and I’ve included a mix of YA and adult novels. If you’re looking for a mood-lifting read, any of these would be great choices.
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Books That Make Me Smile
(in no particular order)
THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL by Abbi Waxman
SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli
TAKE A HINT, DANI BROWN by Talia Hibbert
PARTY OF TWO by Jasmine Guillory
JOSH & HAZEL’S GUIDE TO NOT DATING by Christina Lauren
WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon
THE BROMANCE BOOK CLUB by Lyssa Kay Adams
WHAT IF IT’S US by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
SERIOUS MOONLIGHT by Jenn Bennett
TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
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I agree, titles like these most definitely make it easier to get through the pandemic — I am craving them more and more I find these days.
verushka recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Books that make me smile
I’ve heard some great things about The Bromance Book Club. I need to pick that up at some point.
Annemieke recently posted…So You Want Your Laughs with Your Dark and/or Fantasy | #TopTenTuesday 246
It’s such a fun series. 🙂
Not familiar with these books, but glad they make you smile. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/07/ttt-071420.html
Great list! The guys in the Bromance Book Club definitely made me smile.
Me too! I can’t wait until the next book comes out. 🙂
The books I have read from your list – Serious Moonlight, Simon, To All The Boys, Undercover, Take a Hint and Dimple & Rishi – are all books that made me smile too. I had such a positive and pleasant experience with all of them.
Nick @ The Infinite Limits of Love recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday (21): 2020 Books That Made Me Smile
They are definitely mood lifting reads. 🙂
NINA HILL is high on my list of make-me-smile books. Same with WDMR (and all the books in that world). JOSH & HAZEL and BROMANCE were hilarious and I always welcome books that make me laugh.
Sam@wlabb recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: I Can’t Smile Without You
Yes, all of Menon’s books have definitely left me with a smile on my face. 🙂
This is a fantastic list, and even the covers make me smile😁
Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy recently posted…THE MIDNIGHT LULLABY by Cheryl Low – Review
Right? I love them all. 🙂
Simon is one of my favorite books ever. I just adore it and have re-read and re-listened to it many times. What If It’s Us had me smiling all the way through. And Josh & Hazel was just sunshine contained within two covers. 🙂 Great picks, Suzanne!
Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted…Blog Tour | Review: Inked by Sarah Darlington
Josh and Hazel is perfect! I remember having a grin on my face and laughing out loud almost all the way through the book.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before always makes me smile. It’s such a feel-good book.
Tânia @MyLovelySecret recently posted…Book Tag. Mid-Year Freaking Out Book Tag
It really is. I also love the Netflix adaptation.
Great list, Suzanne.
Jonetta (Ejaygirl) | Blue Mood Café recently posted…Honor Avenged by Tonya Burrows
I really need to read When Dimple Met Rishi sometime!
My TTT .
Lydia recently posted…Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: A Project or Hobby of Mine Inspired By a Book
It’s such a fun, light read.
Great list! I love Take a Hint, Dani Brown and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Jess @ Jessticulates recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday | Books that made me smile this year (a.k.a. the best books of 2020 so far)
Those are both such great reads. 🙂
I haven’t read any of these! *hangs head in shame*
I’m happy to report that a few of them are on my kindle though! I just need to be in the mood. 🙂
I’m a mood reader too so I totally get it, lol.
You’ve been putting together some great book lists and this one is no exception!
Great post as always!
O recently posted…*Release Announcement* A Locket of No Particular Significance by Florien St John
I need to read some Jenn Bennett. I’ve been meaning to for a while ever since Starry eyes. Bromance looks fun too. 🙂
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I need to read more Jenn Bennett books too. They always make me happy. 🙂
I’ve really got to get started on Talia Hibbert’s books. Great list!
Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post.
Natalie recently posted…Release Blitz ➤ Join The Club by Lani Lynn Vale
Her books are so much fun!
I wanted to put Simon on my list, but I ran out of space! I love that book.
Aj @ Read All The Things! recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Happy
Me too. Definitely one of my favorites. 🙂
Great list! I’ve read most of these, and holy, I’ll read anything Christina Lauren writes. Just followed your blog
My TTT: http://theburstingbookshelf.com/10-books-that-made-me-smile-top-ten-tuesday/
I haven’t read everything Christina Lauren has written yet, but I’ve loved all of the ones I’ve tried so far. 🙂
Nice list, Suzanne. I’ll have to check some of these out. I just finished Big Summer and it wasn’t what I was expecting what with a crime scene and all. Not quite as fun or summery as I was hoping LOL. I’ll check some of these out from your list.
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Oh yeah, I really enjoyed Big Summer but that cover is so deceptive as to what the story is really about.
LOVE THIS LIST! I agree with pretty much every single one – I only really need to read some Jasmine Guillory and Lyssa Kay Adams, but they’re on the top of the TBR 🙂
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The Bromance series is so much fun!