Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list. This is an original weekly blog meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish, and it is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, there is a new bookish topic for bloggers to create a list about. If you want to know more about Top 10 Tuesday, click here!
This week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic is books guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
I just read this last month and it is by far one of the most adorable and wholesome things I’ve ever read! It tells a beautiful story of friendship, love, and acceptance with absolutely gorgeous art. Given how sweet and humorous it is, you’re guaranteed to have a smile on your face all the way through!
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Since I’m only just getting back to posting after quite a long break, I haven’t yet talked about my obsession with Sorcery of Thorns! Both of Margaret Rogerson’s novels are so captivating and have this very cozy, comforting feel to them, so I would say both could fit on this list. However, I think that Sorcery of Thorns in particular would put a smile on anyone’s face. It’s an incredibly fun read with amazing characters, magical libraries, and lots of witty banter!
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
This is one of my favorite books of all time – I absolutely love Allie Brosh’s work. The stories of her life that she writes about are always so relatable and she tells them in the most entertaining and hysterical way. Her sense of humor coupled with her art style always has me laughing out loud!
The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz
Sarah Jean Horwitz has been a favorite author of mine for a while now and all of her books are so entertaining and fun to get lost in. The Dark Lord Clementine is absolutely hilarious and my personal favorite. And it has unicorns!
Heartstopper (all volumes) by Alice Oseman
This graphic novel series is beyond adorable. If you’re looking for a light, fluffy romance, I’d highly recommend these. You will fall in love with Charlie and Nick and their love story. I can’t keep a smile off my face whenever I read these.
Frostheart by Jamie Littler
I feel like I’m saying adorable way too much in this post but there’s no better word to describe this book! This is an epic adventure of a young boy with forbidden magical powers and his yeti guardian as they help out a group of explorers and he tries to find his parents. It also has some fantastic artwork throughout it as well!
The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson
This is a wonderful, Russian-inspired tale of a young girl’s journey to discover who she is and where she came from. It is a beautifully written and heartwarming novel with characters that will have your heart from the very beginning.
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Another cute and comical graphic novel with some gorgeous art. It’s a story of some not so villainous super villains and heroes that are not exactly what they seem. Obviously, with that combination, hilarity most definitely ensues! I have a full review of this if you’d like to check that out.
Jackaby by William Ritter
This book is basically Sherlock Holmes meets Doctor Who. You’ve got an intelligent, headstrong heroine, an incredibly eccentric detective, and a paranormal mystery in need of solving. This one’s sure to keep you laughing! I also have a full review of this here.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
And finally, we come to one that is very different from the rest on this list. This is a very recent read for me and it has already become one of my favorite novels of all time. It’s an incredibly powerful and beautiful story that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. While this is an extremely emotional read and not what you would call light or cheerful by any means, there is so much humor and so many beautiful moments I promise you’ll still be smiling a lot! (Side note: this novel deals with some very heavy topics so please look up trigger warnings before reading this)