Top Ten Tuesday

Let’s Put that Smile On

Hello there! Welcome to this week’s Top Ten TuesdayTop 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.

This week’s prompt is all about the books guaranteed to put a smile on your face. I was a bit confused about this at first, but let us see if I can find some books that made me smile.

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

This made me smile a lit when I read it. The banter and fliting between Emily and Simon is just too cute!

Here is my full book review of it, if you are interested: Book Review- Well Met

Monthly Girl’s Nozakin-kun by Izumi Tsubaki

This manga did more than just making me smile. It made me laugh, facepalm and giddy over the respective couples mentioned throughout the story. I love rereading and re-watching the anime of this. If you like slice of life in combination to the crazy crushes of high school, give this a try. A bonus if you are curious about the whole manga creation since Nozaki is a mangaka.

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

If you happen to stumble upon my blog because of my review of Love & Olives, you might find it confusing why I added this book in this list. I actually quite like this book. I remember almost reading it all in one sitting because that is how much I like it. If only the following books in the series is as good as this one.

If you want to read the rollercoaster that is my opinions about this book series, here are the links:

Book Review- Love & Gelato

Book Review- Love & Luck

Book Review- Love & Olives

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

I remember smiling a to when I listened to this book on Audible. I liked this book so much that I even bought a physical copy but I think what sold me to this book is Gaiman’s narration.

Some of Bob Ong’s Books

I have to admit that one of the reasons I liked reading when I was in high school was because of Bob Ong. His humor really made me smile and the deep conversations will really make you think.

He has a number of books and I like most of them and I am still scared of one book. So, if you are a Filipino and you haven’t read any Bob Ong books, go grab one. But I have to admit that there are books of his that mas makakarelate ka if you are in the same age range as the author.

This Top Ten Tuesday prompt made me realize something.

  1. I’ve only read 180 books since I started to enjoy reading around 2016. Not sure if this is accurate but I am too lazy to check!
  2. I’ve only read a couple of books that actually made me smile. SO, if you have any recommendations of romantic comedy, funny or humorous books, please do leave them in the comments section.
  3. I’ve only read from a couple of genres. Most of the genres on my Goodreads is Read list are historical fiction, fantasy or horror/mystery. I think I need to read more from different genres.

Anyway, thank you so much for reading!

What about you? What are the books that made you smile?

Time to go back to work. Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll talk to you soon.