TTT: Ten books that are guaranteed to make you smile

About a Boy, Nick Hornby
Such a charming read, and I thought better than the movie. I mean, duh.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
Fans of Atypical will love our completely literal protagonist here. Fun fact—they turned this into a broadway play and it was brilliant.

Counting By 7s, Holly Goldberg Sloan
Heartwarming book, full of kind, caring people who will restore your faith in our species. Seriously, everyone should read this book.

A Man Called Ove, Friedrik Backman

This is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper
Real characters, saying really funny things. Siblings who really love each other, even though they bitch and whine and snark constantly. It’s real, it’s funny, it’s lovely.

The Rosie Project, Don Tillman
Smart, funny love story with an ending that will make you grin like an idiot.

Red White and Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston
If Golden Retrievers were books, they would be this book.

Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door
Funny, sexy, charming. These are the books Janet Evanovich should have written.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson
Full disclosure that I listened to the audiobook of this, read by the author. But I laughed so hard that I had to stop my car. More than once.

The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune
Everything Lucy says.

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.

18 thoughts on “TTT: Ten books that are guaranteed to make you smile

  1. I really like ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ but it’s a little bit on the dark side. My mom actually spoiled the ending for me when I was a teen because she was afraid the ending would upset me (I hate when people do that!)


    1. I saw it at the Kennedy Center as couple seasons ago. They used flashing lights and discordant music to demonstrate what it was like in Chris’s brain when he got overwhelmed. It was beautiful, and immersive, and devastating. I loved it.


  2. I have not read any of these books but they sound like fun. I saw the About a boy movie and it was okay but it didn’t make me want to read the book.

    I have yet to enjoy reading a Jenny Lawson but her books always sounds fun though I don’t really read non-fiction. I may try one of them some day.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a lovely day.

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  3. I have read four of these and agree they made me smile. I almost put The Rosie Project and Ove on my list, but had seen them so many times yesterday, I thought I would put something different. I had so many to put on my list. I will have to check out a few of yours as I am not familiar with them.

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