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Top Ten Tuesday | 13 Books that Inspire Smiles


 
A wise woman once said it was a pity she couldn’t laugh at a remark made during a sparring match for she “dearly love(s) to laugh.” This woman was Elizabeth Bennet.  

They say laughter is good for the soul. And like the spirited heroine, Lizzie Bennet, I also enjoy laughter and do in fact giggle my way through many a comedic film or a novel that, for whatever reason, tickles my funny bone. Books don’t seem to earn the same kind of laugh-out-loud moments in me that films do (again, there’s my being-a-visual-story-person quirk showing), but I have met with some delightful novels that, if not giggle-inducing, certainly leave me grinning silly.  

Broke and Bookish April 19th Topic 
Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh (or at least chuckle)

I’m not a difficult book nerd to please. Perhaps I should be, but I’m not. Give me a happy ending and for me, that’s enough to inspire a smile or two.  

Of the ten (actually thirteen!) novels listed below, I find myself wanting to pick up many of them again because of the happy times I spent inside their magnificent pages. Though some of these books might not be popular picks among their peers, this in no way diminishes what they bring to the world of fiction. It’s vast and smart and in its own way, beautiful.  

With that said, let’s have a look at today’s Finding Wonderland picks! 

 
1. The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne, Contemporary Romance | This one is no stranger to Finding Wonderland… but I thought it was too good not to mention on this week’s topic. Why? Because this is a British novel (both the locale and author) and a hero who not only has a British accent, but wears a crown. Because of the whole British theme, this has a fabulous sense of humor because of the location. The author knows how to get the best out of her characters witty quips. Amazon | Goodreads 

2. The Trouble with Tulip by Mindy Starns Clark, Chick Lit | It’s been years since I read this chick lit novel, and yes, I know I’ve featured it recently. But if memory serves, this is one of the most hilarious novels I’ve read in the ten plus years that I’ve been an avid contemporary reader. Amazon | Goodreads 

3. Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan, YA Contemporary | Light, fluffy YA romcom bliss was this “If Only” series companion novel. So much sweetness – not to mention being a novel I could definitely re-read! Amazon | Goodreads
 
4. Bittersweet by Cathy Marie Hake, Inspirational Historical | It's been forever and a day since I read this one, but I seem to remember it was hilarious. Plus, any book with a pig on the cover has to have quite the story to tell, right!? Amazon | Goodreads
 
5. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins, YA Fantasy | I have to admit, this novel has a hilarious sense of humor - something that carries throughout its pages. Amazon | Goodreads

6. Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones, Inspirational Contemporary Romance | There’s no better novelist than Jenny B. Jones when it comes to laugh-out-loud humor. This is one of my favorites! Amazon | Goodreads 

7.  Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, YA Contemporary | This novel also has a serious side to it, but I also seem to recall enjoying its “funnier” side a great deal. Amazon | Goodreads 
 
8. The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan, Historical | A 1900s historical cozy mystery novel with, yes, a "killer" sense of humor. Trust me, for this story, it works. Amazon | Goodreads
 
9. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, YA Contemporary | I've talked about this one overmuch, so I'll just leave it at this: the humor is off-the-wall fantastic. Amazon | Goodreads
 
10. Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout, YA Contemporary | Fun is the operative word for this one, plus its location is also a unique setting. Amazon | Goodreads
 
11. From the Start by Melissa Tagg, Inspirational Contemporary Romance | The meet cute in this one is off the charts adorbs. Amazon | Goodreads
 
12. Picture Perfect by Janice Thompson, Inspirational ChickLit | Janice's novels are always full of hilarity. This novel, the first in one of her more recent (romcom) series is no different. Amazon | Goodreads
 
13. On the Fence by Kasie West, YA Contemporary | In the interest of full disclosure I’ll cop to the truth: I’ve not yet finished reading this one. But so far, it’s as wonderful as I wanted a novel by Kasie West to be. Happy, lighthearted chick lit bliss. Amazon | Goodreads
 

What are some of the books that have made you laugh silly or brought a happy smile to your face? 

I’m always in the mood for a laugh-out-loud read (because who doesn’t love to laugh!?), so comment down below with some of your favorites! I’d love to read about them and visit your blog if you joined the Top Ten Tuesday meme - or even if you didn't. Always great to meet new bloggers and readers.

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland.  
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  1. Brilliant list. I like light and fun contemporaries so I shall check out some of your recommendations! :-)

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    1. As do I, Chrissi - happy reading! :) As always, thanks for visiting.

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  2. I love Amy and Roger's Epic Detour. Now that you mention it there are some funny bits though I don't think of it as an especially humorous book...more just plain smile-worthy. My TTT

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    1. "Smile worthy" works too, Anne; so long as all of these books make a reader smile, I'm happy with that conclusion. :)

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  3. Great list!! I've added some Kasie West books to my wishlist, she sounds like my kind of writer! And I have Not in the Script on my TBR list, so glad to have another endorsement!!

    My TTT.

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    1. Fun! Hope you enjoy Kasie's book (this one started out SO cute) and Not in the Script, it too is a fun chicklit kinda' read. :) Thanks so much for visiting, Lenore. :)

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  4. Great list. Rebel Belle is a book I've heard a lot of great things about.

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    1. Thanks so much. It's been a long time since I read Rebel Belle, but I remember thinking it was hilarious! :)

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  5. Fun list. Janice made my list as did Not in the Script.

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    1. YAY! Hooray for shared favorites on our respective Top 10 Tuesday lists. :) Glad you visited, Dawn.

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  6. Anna and the French Kiss is a light, lovely book!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/04/books-that-make-me-laugh.html

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    1. Yes, yes it is! I was giggling before I was even a chapter into this one. SO fun. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Deb.

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  7. I forgot how funny The Trouble with Tulips and Save the Date were! And, The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder was another great one. Good choice!
    I will have to check out your other titles.:)

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    1. Likely I've forgotten too, Amanda since it's been eons since I read "Tulip," but what I do remember was all good. Also, YES! Jenny B. Jones novels (anything by her) are humor done right. So enjoy her books, and Rachel's novel has a great sense of humor, that is sometimes, unusual for a historical. :)

      Happy reading, Amanda.

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  8. oh my goodness! I forgot about The Trouble with Tulip! That was such a fun series! Thank you for that delightful reminder :-D My TTT

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    1. Wasn't it!? Someday I should re-read those for the sake of nostalgia. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting - and for the Top 10 Tuesday link to your post.

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  9. Bittersweet is one of the few Christian Fiction (historical romance) stories I've found at my local library that is on Audiobook. So, it's true - it's a great read and full of smiles! Some day this summer I'll get to Rachel McMillan's book and I'm so looking forward to it!

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    1. Hi, Debra. Thanks so much for visiting. :) I sure hope you enjoy Rachel's novel. It's a delight from beginning to end. Happy summer reading!

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  10. You've got some great picks here! The only one I've read is Anna and the French Kiss out of these books, but a lot of the other ones are on my TBR list.

    Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic

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    1. I hope maybe you enjoy some of these if you ever read them, Nicole. They're all great reads, depending on the genre you're most interested in. "Anna" is a delight from beginning to end, that is FOR SURE! :) So glad you visited; thanks!

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  11. Oh I love Anna! I was thinking of adding it as well but I had already reached my limit! Also have Rebel Belle and Amy & Rogers Epic Detour on my TBR list but knowing they are LOL good I might have to bump them up the list.

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    1. YAY! Hope you enjoy them, Eve. "Amy and Roger" is more than just he humor, but I did seem to remember it had some funny parts - at the very least, smile-inspiring. :) Enjoy - and thank you for visiting.

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  12. Most of these are new to me, but I do have Rebel Belle and Anna and the French Kiss on my TBR list. Glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for visiting my TTT! Sorry it took me a few days to reply! Crazy week! Thanks again! Happy reading!

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    1. No worries, Kim - and my pleasure. It's always fun to visit Top 10 Tuesday posts. Thank you for the return visit. :) Enjoy "Anna" and Rebel Belle. Both are such fun. :)

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  13. Oh, so happy to see Save the Date on this fantastic list! And I remember reading Bittersweet and loving it. All the rest are safely on my TBR! :)

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    1. Hooray for a growing TBR and for old favorites. Save the Date is forever destined to remains a favorite of mine. It's so cute. :)

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  14. What a fabulous list! A couple of these I haven't read, but obviously need to. Rebel Belle always makes me smile every time I think of it. Need to read the next two in that series.

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    1. I've not read the other two "Rebel" books either, Tressa. Hopefully they'll be equally as funny. :)

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