Top Ten Tuesday: Books Guaranteed to Put a Smile on Your Face

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!  This week’s topic is Books Guaranteed to Put a Smile on Your Face.  I feel like I could make that case for just about any book.  After all, we’re all here because we share a love of books!  However, I did try to approach my list with the idea of avoiding books that were heavy reading or actually brought me to tears.  I also tried to pick books I haven’t highlighted before or at least not recently, especially since I’ve done a lot of talking about my favorites recently.  Let’s get to the list!

Any of Ree Drummond’s cookbooks-I absolutely love Ree Drummond’s recipes and I love all the stories and pictures she sprinkles throughout her books.  Her Charlie the Ranch Dog books are hilarious too.

The Fog Ladies by Susan McCormick-I like a good cozy mystery and this one was full of colorful characters!

The Bear and Mouse series by Bonny Becker-I can’t even think about these without smiling!

Copper and Goldie by Larry and Rosemary Mild-This collection of mysteries was a lot of fun to read, and of course I loved the dog, Goldie!

Bridget Jones’s Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding-I picked these up in a used bookstore years after they came out and enjoyed them both!

Stack of books with Magnolia flower on white table

National Geographic Book of Poetry compiled by J. Patrick Lewis-There are a lot of wonderful poems in this one!

Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book-Calvin and Hobbes is always good for a smile.

Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King Smith-I had a lot of fun reading this with my children!

Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright-The idea of discovering such a place as a child really stirred my imagination.

Do you agree with any on my list?  What other books make you smile?


  1. I agree with Bridget Jones! I loved those books. Calvin and Hobbes is something I’ve also loved. I really need to read some of those again.

  2. I need to check out these books! Thank you for the recs!

    • You’ll have to let me know what you think if you get a chance to check them out!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  3. Calvin and Hobbes! yes, of course! And while I haven’t read the books for Babe or Bridget Jones — I *have* watched those movies, and loved them too. Bring on the smiles! Adding all the others to my TBR, esp. National Geographic Book of Poetry — which really made me sit up. Thank you!

    • I’m glad you enjoyed my list! I will say that I enjoyed the book for Babe more than the movie. The Bridget Jones movie is hilarious too! I hope you enjoy that National Geographic Book of Poetry!

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  4. The Bridget Jones books always make me smile! Great list.

  5. I love the Calvin and Hobbes strips! There so cute and poignant,

  6. I haven’t read Bridget Jones, but have watched the movies ;)!

    • The movies are a lot of fun too! I watched the movies first and then stumbled on the books later. Both the movies and the books are fun.

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  7. I have one of Ree Drummond’s cookbooks. And you’re right; the way she writes makes you smile.

    When you get the chance, I hope you can pop over to my post:

  8. I’m always looking for good cozies. I’ll have to try out the one you recommended as I’ve never heard of it before. Thanks for the heads-up!

    Happy TTT!


    • You’ll have to let me know what you think when you get a chance to read it!

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  9. Bridget Jones’ Diary is the only one I’ve read from your list but it definitely put a smile on my face. Such a fun book and movie. 🙂

  10. Calvin and Hobbes are awesome! And I really liked the bridget Jones movie…

    • Calvin and Hobbes is awesome, and yes, the Bridget Jones movie is hilarious!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  11. I’ve been meaning to read Bridget Jones for years! It’s great to hear it makes you smile.

    • You’ll have to let me know what you think when you get a chance to read it!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  12. I don’t think I’ve heard of the Bridget Jones books so much as the hype for the films. Haven’t read the books or seen the films, but maybe someday! 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week’s topic. Appreciate this.

    • You’re welcome!

      Both the books and the movies are fun. I think the first movie is a little better than the first book. However, I think the second book is better than the second movie!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂

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