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September 7, 2021

top ten books to make you smile
posted by soe 1:35 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl invites us to share ten books guaranteed to put a smile on your face. I am a sucker for a happy ending, so here goes:

  1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Epic post-war love story. The movie isn’t as good as the book. Does one even need to say that?)
  2. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune (Are you a hard-hearted jerk? No? Then this will make you smile.)
  3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (I bought, but haven’t yet read, her sophomore novel because I so loved her debut.)
  4. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks (Combine a love of fall foods, farm life, and friends falling in love in this adorable graphic novel.)
  5. Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz (I mean, it’s in the name.)
  6. Bandette by Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover (Who doesn’t love a Hepburnesque Parisian cat burglar/righter of wrongs who loves chocolate bars?)
  7. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle (If you can read this without laughing, you may need to get your funny bone looked at.)
  8. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (The movie is almost as good as the book, but not quite.)
  9. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart (You’re going to bawl before you get to the smiles, though.)
  10. Mama Makes Up Her Mind by Bailey White (I’ve said it before: anything that has me cackling on an airplane is a winner in my opinion.)

How about you? Are there books you’ve read that you’d prescribe for someone feeling down?

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