Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.
Today’s top ten list is a little short, because I ran out of ideas. Hey, it happens!
Today’s prompt is books that make me smile.
The idea was submitted by Julia @ Pages For Thoughts.
1. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch — I had never heard of this book or author, but a good friend recommended it and I can’t stop gushing about it. I had no idea what to expect, but I agreed to read it. It’s got a ton of dry, sarcastic humor that made me laugh out loud while reading. FYI, I just finished the sixth book in the series, and I think they’re getting funnier!
2. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert — this book made me smile for a few different reasons. First of all, it’s HILARIOUS! I would literally laugh so hard while reading that I wouldn’t read it anywhere but at home (back in the olden days when I could go anywhere). But it’s also a super sweet romance with the right amount of drama, witty banter, and a splash of angst. There’s a second book that’s just as smile-worthy, if not more.
3. Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron — a girl in an oppressive kingdom trying to break the system while simultaneously living her truth and finding love? OF COURSE THIS ONE MADE ME SMILE!
4. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson — I dare you to read this story and not smile at least once. I can’t say enough good things about this book. I’ve been raving about it since I finished, and have no plans to stop.
5. The Last Summer by Cait Marie — it’s such a great story, and I would find myself smiling a lot while reading it. I loved the characters and their quirks, and it definitely made me laugh at a couple of parts, even while some parts tugged at my heart strings.
6. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams — okay, so this one is a heavy read but there are definitely smile-inducing aspects to it. Queenie is super awkward at times and I can totally relate to her, which made me smile in recognition. I especially loved that she named her group chat “The Corgis,” which earned a chuckle from me.
7. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer — I smiled when reading this book at how badass Harper is, and the differences between our world and Emberfall. While the story wasn’t funny overall, there were some humorous bits, and I honestly loved this book so much.
And that’s all I can think of for the moment, leaving me with a top seven Tuesday list. Thanks for stopping by!
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