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. This week’s topic is a list of ten books that make me smile and why.
The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory
This is an easy one for me- one of my all time favorites. Even though the end can still make me cry after nearly a dozen rereads, it’s like meeting an old friend every time I pick them up.
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Another old favorite. This is the first series that ever made me cry. To become so invested in the characters and story that I sobbed like a baby when it was over.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Do I even need to explain this one?
It’s In His Kiss by Julia Quinn
The first book of Quinn’s I ever read. It’s laugh out loud funny.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
What bookworm wouldn’t love the idea of being able to read their favorite characters into reality?
Beastly by Alex Flinn
This will forever be my favorite Beauty and the Beast retelling.
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
I love these characters! I was invested in their stories almost instantly and liked the supporting characters just as much.
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
This was the first book I ever read that explained my anxiety in a way that made perfect sense to me. I could relate to Aza so well.
The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
I. Want. To. Fly. SO. BAD. Seriously, can someone do genetic experiments on me so I can fly? These kids are amazing and funny despite all the trauma they’ve experienced.
The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts
I love these women and the friendship/family they’ve made. They’re strong and independent as individual women but as a group they’re unstoppable.
I absolutely loved this prompt! What books make you smile?