10 OF BOOKS ON MY BOOKSHELF SURE TO MAKE YOU SMILE (HOPEFULLY). Looking at some books that will make you smile (hopefully!) Text © Rissi JC

10 OF BOOKS ON MY BOOKSHELF SURE TO MAKE YOU SMILE (HOPEFULLY)

September 6, 2021 22 Comments

We all likely can admit that one of our favorite kinds of reads is books that will make you smile. Or at least I know this is true of the kinds of books I love. I love a book that will make me smile or better yet, even make you laugh. Today we get the chance to spotlight some books that make us laugh because it’s fun. Let’s get into it.

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So since I’m not reading much these days, what I’m doing is breaking this up in two sections. The first is the books I’ve read and they, for me, inspire smiles. The second section is books on my shelf that I hope will make me smile. So, here we go, let’s have a look.


BOOKS THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMILE (HOPEFULLY)

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1: JO & LAURIE, MELISSA DE LA CRUZ & MARGARET STOHL

Just one of those comforting kind of reads that I really didn’t know I needed. Amazon | Goodreads

2: THE UPSIDE OF FALLING, ALEX LIGHT

Super cute and simple (which I mean in the best way possible), this YA rom-com is a favorite in its genre. Amazon | Goodreads

3: THE LIFE (AND MEDIEVAL) TIMES OF KIT SWEETLEY, JAMIE PACTON

This one is just dang cute and one I really did quite enjoy! But then I know, I’ve already said this quite a lot. Amazon | Goodreads

4: [ANYTHING] KASIE WEST

Kasie’s books are always a ray of sunshine. Currently I’m reading one of her books now and it’s darling. Amazon | Goodreads

5: A TASTE FOR LOVE, JENNIFER YEN

A loose re-telling of Pride & Prejudice, I did take some issue with a few things about this one, but it’s mostly cuute. Amazon | Goodreads

10 OF BOOKS ON MY BOOKSHELF SURE TO MAKE YOU SMILE (HOPEFULLY). Looking at some books that will make you smile (hopefully!) Text © Rissi JC

BOOKS THAT I HOPE WILL MAKE ME SMILE

1: DESIGN ON A CRIME, GINNY AIKEN

This one has been on my shelf for a long time and now I even have it in an unhaul box. Still, it looks like it could be fun; follows an interior designer who gets caught up in a murder. Amazon | Goodreads

2: DON’T DATE ROSA SANTOS, NINA MORENO

Another that has been on my shelf for a while. Not sure why, but I haven’t made time for this one despite it looking so cute. Our main character believes she’s “cursed” in her dating life. Amazon | Goodreads

3: THE TOURIST ATTRACTION, SARAH MORGENTHALER

This one just sounds like so much fun! Not sure if it will be, but it sounds it. Amazon | Goodreads

4: SUNNY SONG WILL NEVER BE FAMOUS, SUZANNE PARK

Follows a girl (an influencer) who is sent away for a digital detox. Add a farm (in Iowa!?) and the chicken on the cover art, and this one screams smiles. Amazon | Goodreads

5: [ANYTHING] EMILY WIBBERLEY

Ok, so here’s the thing. I read one of Emily’s and Austin’s co-written books and didn’t 100% love it. However I have some of their others because the covers just look so cheerful which makes me believe (or just be hopeful?) that possibly the stories inside could (or should?) make its reader smile! Amazon | Goodreads

Ok, now to you! Which of these have you read? Do any of these make you smile? Do you want to read any of these? What types of books make you smile? Let’s chat all the happy kind of reading!

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  • Michael @ The Book Lovers' Sanctuary September 7, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Kit Sweetley looks like an intriguing read – it’s popped up on a ttt list before and caught my eye.
    This is my TTT of heartwarming books that certainly put a smile on my face!

    • Rissi JC September 20, 2021 at 3:45 pm

      It’s such fun! I don’t think Jamie’s book (from this year) sounds good (in the way of this one), but I’m glad I read Kit’s story. :) Thanks so much for visiting, Michael.

  • Greg September 7, 2021 at 12:30 am

    These all look like good picks! Kasie West’s books always look so summery. :)

    Hope you have a great week!

    • Rissi JC September 20, 2021 at 3:45 pm

      FOR sure, Greg. And thanks! You too.

  • Lydia September 7, 2021 at 7:27 am

    I’m glad you liked Jo & Laurie so much! I’ve heard good things about it.

    • Rissi JC September 20, 2021 at 3:45 pm

      It’s just one of those really sweet books, Lydia. Thanks, as always, for making time to stop by. :)

  • Dini @ dinipandareads September 7, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Great list, Rissi! I’ve got quite a few of these on my TBR but I loved The Tourist Attraction! That series definitely had me smiling big ?

    • Rissi JC September 20, 2021 at 3:50 pm

      YAY! So glad to know The Tourist Attraction is definitely a smile inspirer. :) Thanks for the visit, Dini.

  • Cindy Davis September 7, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    I have heard of Katie West, but don’t think I have read any of her books (yet). I loved Pepper Basham’s The Mistletoe Countess, it was full of good laughs.

    Cindy Davis recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday-Smile
    • Rissi JC September 20, 2021 at 3:53 pm

      Ooo, good to know, Cindy! I feel as though I’m seeing Pepper’s Christmas novel everywhere on Instagram so it’s fun knowing it’s got lots of laughs. Kasie’s books are pure sunshine. So sweet and just easy reading. Thanks, as always, for the visit. :)

  • Pam @ Read! Bake! Create! September 7, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    I don’t think that I’ve read any of these. But the covers all give off happy vibes.

    When you get the chance, I hope you can pop over to my post: https://readbakecreate.com/10-books-with-yellow-covers/

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create! recently posted: 10 Books With Yellow Covers: Pick a Color
    • Rissi JC September 20, 2021 at 3:53 pm

      And we all love those happy cover vibes! :) Thanks for visiting, Pam.

  • Stefani September 7, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    I’m yet to read a Kasie West book, I definitely should. Happy reading! https://readwithstefani.com/ten-books-set-in-magic-schools/

    • Rissi JC September 20, 2021 at 3:54 pm

      Her books are pure sunshine, Stefani. Not complicated (which I say as a compliment) and just fun, easy reading. :) Thanks for visiting!

  • Poinsettia September 7, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    I’ve not read any of these, but several of them sound like a lot of fun. The Life and Medieval Times of Kit Sweetley sounds interesting! This is my Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    • Rissi JC September 20, 2021 at 3:56 pm

      Kit’s story is so fun and good reading. I enjoyed it more than anticipated. :) Thanks so much for visiting.

  • Lauren @ Always Me September 7, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Don’t Date Rosa Santos was a good one. I’m glad to see it on your list!

    Check our my TTT

    • Rissi JC September 20, 2021 at 3:56 pm

      YAY! Glad to know this, Lauren; it sounds fun and perfect for the smile topic. :)

  • Diana @ Chasing Chapters September 8, 2021 at 1:09 am

    I love Kasie West’s book! And Kit Sweetly is one of mine too :)

    • Rissi JC September 20, 2021 at 3:57 pm

      YES! Kasie’s books are pure joy and I’m glad to know another fan. :) Thanks for visiting, Diana.

  • Dedra @ A Book Wanderer September 8, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    I loved The Tourist Attraction and all the other books in the series! They definitely had me smiling and giggling. ;)

    Dedra @ A Book Wanderer recently posted: ARC Review | Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn
    • Rissi JC September 20, 2021 at 3:57 pm

      Awesome! Glad to know this, Dedra. Thanks! :)

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