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This week’s topic is Books Guaranteed to Put a Smile On Your Face. I’m glad this topic specified ‘smile’ rather than ‘laugh out loud’ because often the books that make me smile have moments of sadness but end on a hopeful, touching note. I’ve included snippets from my reviews but you can read them in full by following the links from the titles.
The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams – ‘Touching, heartfelt, uplifting’
A Line To Kill by Anthony Horowitz – ‘Tremendous fun with plenty of in-jokes and gentle jibes at the publishing industry as well as the author himself’
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett – ‘Not only is The Uncommon Reader a delightful story, it’s also a love letter to reading’
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson – ‘The utterly delightful Miss Pettigrew has just gained a new admirer’
Lost Property by Helen Paris – ‘Made me laugh, made me think and, at times, made me a little tearful’
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor – ‘A charming story tinged with humour but also with moments of poignant sadness’
Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce – ‘Funny, charming and heart-warming’
Together by Luke Adam Hawker – ‘A short book but one well worth lingering over’
Saving Missy by Beth Morrey – ‘Tender, heart-warming, uplifting’
Three Women and a Boat by Anne Youngson – ‘An enchanting story full of warmth and insight, perfect for those in need of an uplifting read’
Which books have put a smile on your face?