Books Guaranteed to Put a Smile on Your Face

When life gets heavy and hard, do you look for something light to read? I usually love hard hitting books that deal with weighty topics, but sometimes I need something lighter. I need something laugh-out-loud funny or a guaranteed happily ever after to make me smile. When I’m looking for a light-hearted book, there are a few authors I immediately turn to.

Bethany Turner

I’ve enjoyed all of Bethany Turner’s books. My favorite is still The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck, but her books are all hilarious. I love the way she takes serious and sometimes difficult topics, but works them into a story that makes you laugh. Her titles include:

  • The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck
  • Wooing Cadie McCaffrey
  • Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish
  • Plot Twist
  • Coming in March: The Do-Over

Jessica Kate

Jessica Kate writes a great rom-com. I’ve enjoyed both of her books, but A Girl’s Guide to the Outback was my favorite. Her full length novels include:

  • Love and Other Mistakes
  • A Girl’s Guide to the Outback
  • Plus a few short stories published as ebooks

Sarah Monzon’s Book Nerds and Boyfriends series

This series of novellas is light, fun, and quick to read. I love the fact that they all center around book lovers. They are are also quick reads, perfect for when you’re short on time but still want to enjoy a great story.

The series includes:

  • Bookishly Ever After
  • Literarily for Keeps
  • Novelly Upon a Time

Robin Jones Gunn’s Sisterchicks series

I recommend this series all the time. Friendships, family relationships, and travel combine in these sweet, funny stories. They’re also perfect for travel reading—or for times when you want to travel, but can’t.

The series does not have to be read in order, but it’s more fun to read them that way because characters from previous books often make a brief appearance in other books. The series includes:

  • Sisterchicks on the Loose
  • Sisterchicks Do the Hula
  • Sisterchicks in Sombreros
  • Sisterchicks Down Under
  • Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La
  • Sisterchicks in Gondolas
  • Sisterchicks Go Brit
  • Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes

I’m linking up with Top Ten Tuesday today, because it’s always fun to talk books with other people. What are your go-to books for a smile or a good laugh?


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