[Top Ten Tuesday] Top Ten Books that Make Me Smile

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl since January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

We arrived on Tuesday again. So, today's theme is about books that make me smile (and why). Well, let's see my choice below. Disclaimer, it would be a lot of Indonesian book again.

What's book that make you smile other than a classic children book? At first, I thought I would choose a lot of romance book, but I realized that somehow a children book can make me smile easily. 

Alice's story is interesting and also cute. From the cover itself, you can smile easily, right?

2. Bliss (The Bliss Bakery #1) - Kathryn Littlewood

Stone Sleep Snickerdoodles? Singing Gingersnaps? What a unique name of cookies, right? I fallen in love with the cover first when I saw this book. Then, the premise make me smile because I love magical world. So, it should be obvious why I choose this book. 

3. Cemara's Family #1 - Arswendo Atmowiloto

I interested to read this book because I haven't got any chance to watch the series. From this book, I learn a lot about how to live with gratefulness, kindness, and resilience. Most of the characters are very lovable even though they are struggle to live in poverty. For me, this books make me smile endlessly.

To be honest, all of the books from the series has made me smile a lot. This books follows the story of Audy, an International Relations student who happened to live with 4 brothers from R family. All of them are weird and made Audy couldn't live easily.

I like Audy's interaction with R family. Somehow, it's very funny and hilarious. 

5. Dylan, I Love You! - Stephanie Zen

This book make me smile because of the way the author wrote the story. I like how Stephanie changing the perspective between Dylan and Alice. Then, both of them are very funny. So, this book make me giggles all the time with their story.

From Paris to Eternity is the second book from Fay's Adventure Series. After finishing a task from Andrew McGallaghan, Fay Regina Wiranata came back to Indonesia and being an ordinary student.

Fay believed that her live will going normal, but then, she got surprised and makes her have to go to Paris and meet with Andrew again. So, of course it means that she has to be involved in an espionage activities again.

To be honest, there are some part that make me smile--but bitterly. Why? In this book, my favorite character--Kent--admit to Fay that he loves her, but he knows there's no future for them. It's sweet yet so sad :( I always read those part again and again.

7. Purple Eyes - Prisca Primasari

I never expect that this short novella had left a good feeling for me. I love the interaction between Ivarr and Solveig--it's very sweet. 

Then, the background story is very interesting, because they choose Trondheim, Norway. One thing for sure, love will be there even though in the darkest place.

8. Interlude - Windry Ramadhina

Interlude is my all time favorite book from Gagasmedia Publisher. As a young-adult story, Interlude bring a whole different story. You can feel Hanna's sadness and frustration, but when she is with Kai, she could smile genuinely.

Don't cry, don't cry.
The world is envy
You're too perfect
and she hates it.
9. Restart - Nina Ardianti

Restart is my favorite contemporary romance story. I couldn't stop smiling when I read this book. The drama queen Syiana, meet a cool and sarcastic me, Ferdian Arsjad. Their relationship is very complicated, but sometimes their silly action makes me smile.

A heartwarming poetry book and cute illustrations. When your emotion is unstable, reading this book could help. In my opinion, reading Story for Rainy Days makes me more calm and happy.

I'm tired of feeling things that I should never feel.
I'm tired of hoping things that I should never hope.
I'm tired of loving the one I should never love.
I'm tired of missing the one I should never miss.
I'm tired of being tiredly tired to feel tired of something so tiring.
Finally, I've completed today's TTT. How about you, guys? I hope you can find your smile on your reading list. See ya on the next week.



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  1. I haven't read any of these - but From Paris to Eternity sounds good.
    My TTT: http://theburstingbookshelf.com/10-authors-whose-books-i-always-buy/

    1. Most of book on my list are Indonesian book xD

      From Paris to Eternity is a unique young-adult story. If you like espionage story, you will love it.

  2. Children's books make me smile too. :) Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

  3. Bliss looks like such a good read!

    My TTT .

    1. Bliss is such a cute book :) You will love it.

  4. I read Alice so many times as a kid. It will always be one of my favorite books.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. It's just nice to read such a light reading like Alice.

  5. Great post. I really love Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and I might have to reread it now. Thanks for sharing

    1. Children always can make us smile, just like Alice :)

      Your welcome. Thanks for visiting.


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