This is how i feel about Top Ten Tuesday (from The Broke and the Bookish) returning. And also how I feel about returning to my blogging. I’ve had a nice time away and realized a few things: Twitter has become too negative for me, writing blog posts (like this one!) makes me happy, and I’m going to focus on Instagram more because it’s never a negative place. I hope you’ll join me on Instagram, and I’d love to follow you, too, if I don’t already.
Speaking of HAPPINESS, this is my focus for this week’s list. I just binge-watched Thirteen Reasons Why (I know…I’m late to the party), and I felt depressed afterward. It made me realize I want to read books and watch shows that make me smile. So if you’re like me and want to be uplifted, for whatever reason, here’s a list for you…
Top Ten Books to Bring You A Spot of Happiness
10. When Dimple Met Rishi
A sweet read that will give you lots of smiles.
9. Tied up in You
Okay, so I’m a sucker for boys falling in love with their best friends. I’m also a sucker for athletes. This book made me happy.
8. A Week of Mondays
I mean, the title…right? I am not a fan of Mondays, so I was intrigued just by the title. And I also have made no secret of how much I loved Before I Fall. This has the same premise…repeating the same day in an attempt to change things. Who doesn’t want that, right? Plus there’s love. Yay!
7. This Song Will Save Your Life
I just reread this. While it wasn’t my favorite book in the world ( I didn’t love the main character), it’s still a book where the protagonist finds a positive outlet for her sadness. And there’s music!!!
There’s nothing about this book to make you feel sad. The online bullying didn’t even make me sad because I loved the way Rachel handled it. It was a fun read! (Plus I keep forgetting to try one of Jilly Gagnon’s Choose Your Own Misery series books. OMG, those look hilarious.)
5. An Abundance of Katherines
With another release from John Green on the horizon, I have to give a shout-out to my favorite of his novels. Most of his novels just make me sad, but this one was hilarious. I love sarcasm and I really enjoyed the voice of this narrator. Fun!
4. By Your Side
Kasie West, right??? This was my favorite. I’m a sucker for these kinds of stories.
3. When It Happens
Susane Colasanti stories always make me smile. I have not read her latest (in fact, I haven’t read any of that trilogy), but this was the first of her novels that I read, and it make me happy!
2. Words in Deep Blue
WHY AREN’T MORE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THIS BOOK? I hear the same core set of 2017 releases being talked about all over Twitter, but never this one. This book is AMAZING! Even though its premise is sad, it makes me so happy to read it. Anyone who geeks out over books and literature will love this. And the writing is so beautiful. Admittedly, I’m not done with it, but so far it’s making me super happy.
Hey, did you know my YA released a month ago? 🙂 Sorry, shameless self-promotion, but I’d be honored if any of you folks picked up a copy. I wrote it to make people smile and to celebrate my love of music. So, if you’re in the mood for a feel-good kind of coming-of-age story and you love music and/or the 80s, check it out 🙂
**Bonus (Mr. Darcy always makes me happy, so while he’s not a book, here he is for some happiness!)