You ever stop and think about the books you read that make you happy? Or maybe even fill you with happy memories?
That’s what today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about!
What is Top Ten Tuesday, you may ask?
Well, “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 of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”
I’ve really enjoyed the books on this list, though thinking of ten was hard. Like seriously. Most of my books are filled with pain and anguish. Perks of reading sci-fi/fantasy!
On to the books!
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Anyone who has read this book and doesn’t have this on their list is lying to you. I read it earlier this year and absolutely loved it. Everyone, including me, describes reading it as being wrapped in a warm hug. They aren’t wrong.
The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn
I loved this book about Santa Claus. Of course I did, I’m a Christmas nut. It left me feeling all warm and cozy inside, which has desperately been needed in recent months. Plus, it’s a great book to read with some of your older kids. You might not find the topics of war and conflict appropriate for the youngest of readers.
The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
This series of essays and blurbs on things and thoughts that bring the author comfort in his darkest of times brought a smile to my face. He even includes playlists of TV shows, movies, and songs!
A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers
This heartwarming story about a tea monk and robot who simply wants to know what humanity needs asks some interesting questions about humanity, all while making you smile. It’s a gentle (and short) read. And I enjoyed every minute of it.
Snug: A Collection of Comics About Dating Your Best Friend by Catana Chetwynd
Catana Comics are utterly heartwarming. She posts regularly on Instagram, but this collection also contains new (as of 2020) comics guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
This book is a complicated one to add to the list. But I love it and it makes me smile to think about it! Plus positive trans rep!
Fangs by Sarah Anderson
The illustrated love story between a vampire and a werewolf. It came out last year and I loved it! It was sweet and wholesome, as much as anything involving vampires and werewolves can be. I mean, they cuddle while he’s in wolf form. It’s adorable!
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Jenny Lawson has a way of making you smile through the pain of your depression. I really enjoy each of her books, but her first one is special. The audiobook is fantastic. Brings a smile to my face, and makes me laugh out loud every time I read/listen to it.
Mother, Can You Not? By Kate Seigel
This is another one where the audiobook is amazing. Especially because the authors mother helps narrate the book. I was wandering through a store listening to this and laughing out loud. I need to listen to this again. Definitely brings a smile to my face.
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
I’m love this book. The irreverent British humor gets me every time. This book always brings a smile to my face. Of course, the excellent TV series didn’t hurt the books popularity either.
What books bring a smile to your face?