Top Ten Books That Make Me Smile

Posted July 13, 2020 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 23 Comments

Welcome to another TTT! Today’s topic is books that make me smile (and why), and was submitted Julia @ pagesforthoughts, and I just loved it. We could all use a little happy right now, and I can’t wait to see what everyone recommends.

Well Played by Jen DeLuca
I found myself smiling so much with this one because I loved the interactions between Stacey and her love interest, Emily and Simon (from Well Met), and Stacey’s adorable kitty. There were also kilted musicians, so… I was all smiles.

Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid
This was completely adorkable. Together, Janie and Quinn have some of the best witty banter I’ve read. Their disagreements and debates are hilarious. Their deep and not-so-deep-but-full-of-useless-facts discussions plastered a smile on my face often. They’re just such a fun pair, and they’ve got amazing chemistry.

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler
If you thought I was going to shut up about this book soon, then you were wrong. I love everything about this book. The town of Moose Springs is amazing, and the Moose name Ulysses that was addicted to the smell of freshly baked bread and licking windows stole my heart.

I Temporarily Do by Ellie Cahill
This book had me positively giddy. I love a good fake romance, and this one was so good. The series of unfortunate events that leads to these two having to either get married or be homeless at college was so smile-worthy, but the feelings that come as a result made my cheeks hurt.

The Thousand Dollar Tan-Line by Rob Thomas
This book reads like an episode of the show (Veronica Mars), and I LOVED that about it. Veronica’s inner monologues are still golden. Her snark is perfection. I was all smiles.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
It’s just… perfect. And funny. And sweet. It’s one big smile.

Christmas At Frozen Falls by Kiley Dunbar
This book is just pure happiness and everything I love about Christmas. I love it so, so much!

Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare
There’s a very flirty, swoony scene involving cake that is dripping with tension and smiles.

The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare
Tessa just does it to me, what can I say? There’s so many animals in this one and a man who pretends to hate them but actually loves them and oh my.

Operation White Christmas by Nikki Edwards
There’s a BABY LLAMA. And a dog. And so much snow. But seriously, the baby llama.

What books make you smile?


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23 responses to “Top Ten Books That Make Me Smile

  1. OOh nice picks! I forgot about the Veronica Mars books. I still need to read the second one. Sad those didn’t take off better…but with what they did with the show on Hulu I don’t think I could read them anymore if they did. Still going to read the other one. As far as I’m concerned the series ended with the movie! Lol.

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  2. Hallo, Hallo everyone!

    I had some inspiration awhile ago now – where I did a special TTT which coincided with the 10th anniversary of TTT – however, since then, I’ve been floundering a bit to get back into the mood/groove – until this topic just fit something I wanted to talk about – the serialised tv stories I’ve been wicked delighted to find via CBS All Access, NetFlix and AcornTV! Most of which are based on books – only two of which I’ve read prior to seeing them (smirks) and let’s just say, its nice to give a s/o to what is giving me some joy this year. I have had a lot of ups/downs with my reading life but somehow certain tv series find me right when I need a boost! Maybe you’ll find a new one to start seeing too!? Or do we share a mutual love!?
    Jorie recently posted…#TopTenTuesday XIV | Top Ten [Bookish] serialised Stories which make me SMILE!

  3. This is my first time joining your round up and I love the concept and the opportunity to share some fave books in various categories. I want to make sure I’m not stepping on any toes though – I used your Top Ten Tuesday logo on my lead image and linked to you in the opening paragraph. But I realized I didn’t ask permission to use your art. Is it okay or do you prefer I make something of my own? My rationale to using it was to reference back to you and your recognizable logo, but maybe you prefer to keep it proprietary. Let me know if it’s okay……if not, no worries, I’ll make something else! :) Keep up the good work and I’ll be joining again.

    • Jana

      Hi Terrie! Welcome to TTT! I’m so glad you joined. :) Yes, you’re more than welcome (and encouraged) to use my TTT graphic because it helps create a brand for the event and directs people to me! It was so kind of you to check with my first, though. :) Thanks so much!