Finding a book that makes you smile is like finding a new best friend. Don't get me wrong, I'm always up for a good book-induced cry. But there is something particularly wonderful about a book that puts a grin on your face. Some books are like portable bundles of joy, and when you soak them in, the world becomes a little brighter.
I'm definitely one of those people who is prone to laughing out loud at the book she's reading, making me look a little crazy to anybody who happens to be around. But I don't care! When a book is able to spark that energy in me, it feels so good.
Even on the hardest days, reading can be the best medicine. By opening up a book, you can step away from your troubles and let the author take the reigns. And for me, some of the most fun books are the ones that talk about life's challenges and put their own humorous spin on them.
No matter what life's thrown your way, here are some books to put a smile on your face. Whether you're looking for a memoir or an epic adventure, any one of these books is sure to light up your world.
1. 'This is Just My Face' by Gabourey Sidibe
'Sofia Khan is Not Obliged' by Ayisha Malik
This fresh and fun novel will light up your world this summer. After a break-up, Sofia decides to swear off men... until her boss convinces her to write an expose on the Muslim dating scene. Described by readers as the "Muslim Bridget Jones," this warm-hearted, hilarious novel is sure to become one of your favorites.