Top Ten Tuesday 10 Books that make me smile

Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Today's Top Ten Tuesday is absolutely purrrrrfect! "10 Books that make me smile". It hasn't been the easiest time for smiles around the world lately. My mommy loves singing the following song to me:

"Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through
For you
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear maybe ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile- what's the use of crying
You'll find that…"

Even if you have to wear your mask THE.WHOLE.DAY. Remember to smile behind it. And if you need something to smile about, here's my Mommy's 10 favorite books to bring a smile behind your mask:

Good Omens by Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman Why? Aziraphale (angel with some bad) and Crowley (demon with some good)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery  Why?  Anne with an 'e' (you just smiled, didn't you?)
Right ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse Why? Right ho, Jeeves! Yes, Sir. 
Me before you by Jojo Moyes Why? Louisa Clark. Bumble-bee tights.


Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes Why?  That's hard to explain. But you will smile.
If tomorrow comes by Sidney Sheldon Why? If you have to be a thief. Be like Tracy. Or Jeff.
Recipes for love and murder by Sally Andrew Why? Tannie Maria and her agony-aunt column.


Yes Please by Amy Poehler Why? The robots will kill us all.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Why? I've never seen my daddy enjoy a book  more. 


I hope that some of these brought a smile to your face. Please share your smiles with us as well! And don't forget to link up with Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl to share your TTT with the whole world. 

Lots of love, 

Elza 


24 comments

  1. It's amazing the difference a smile can make! Or a laugh. And Amy Poehler usually cracks me up. Anne of green Gables seems to bring a lot of people joy too.

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    1. I am actually not the greatest Amy Poehler fan, but Yes Please was exellent!

      Anne of Green Gables is a smile-indicting classic.

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  2. These sound great. Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite series. I saw Good Omens on another list. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Me before you by Jojo Moyes made me cry. (I'm weird like that sometimes.) Anne with an 'e' makes me smile everytime. :)

    Here's my TTT list this week.

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    1. Your not too weird Lectrice! I've also cried in Me before you! But I've mostly smiled.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Oh, yes, there are so many books on this list that made me smile---Rosie Project, Me Before You, 100 Year Old Man, Jeeves, Anne of Green Gables, Good Omens. Great list!

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  5. Great list! And yes, I totally smiled at "Anne with an 'e'" just now. :)

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    1. Hi Nicole! Yea! Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by!

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  6. I’ve seen Anne of Green Gables on a few lists today. I guess that means I should read it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Hi AJ! Or you can just watch any of the TV adaptations. They are all quite good.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Oh, man, I love that song! My grandmother used to sing it. :3 Good Omens is a fantastic choice. Aziraphale and Crowley had such a fantastic dynamic, and the book was just plain funny! Have you read any other Terry Pratchett books? They never fail to make me giggle.

    Here's my TTT post.

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    1. Hi Sammie! I've read Terry Pratchett in my first and second year of studies, many years ago! Truly an amazing author. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors and I think the team effort between the two for Good Omens were simply marvelous.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks Anna! It's my natural stance to be cute. Lots of love, Elza

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  9. I love Anne of Green Gables and it definitely makes me smile!

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    1. The magic of Anne... Thanks Laura, hope you are having a good week.

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  10. Great list, and I love the song! Anne of Green Gables will always make me smile too!

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    1. I'm sure I wasn't the only one who had that song stuck in my head now for the past couple of days. Glad to see Anne brings a smile to everyone's face.

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  11. I like several of these! Marian Keyes early books are really great!

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    1. Thanks Marg! I haven't read a Marian Keyes in years, so I guess it's a case of quit while you're ahead!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I really do need to read Good Omens. Gaiman is such a dynamic fantasy writer.
    - Lois @ My Midnight Musing

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