Sometimes you just need a book to restore your faith in the world. This list features my favorite books that made me smile.

Attachments, Rainbow Rowell
Lincoln can’t believe his job is to monitor emails. When he stumbles onto Beth and Jennifer’s funny, personal conversations, he can’t look away or control the feelings that he is developing for one of them.

Dumplin’ , Julie Murphy
Willowdean is proudly nothing like her Beauty Queen mother. But when she begins to doubt herself, Willowdean does the unthinkable, she enters the Clover City Beauty Pageant.

Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
Count Alexander Rostov is confined to a hotel in Moscow after the Russian Revolution. If you haven’t read this one, stop what you are doing and go get it. We’ll wait.

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson
The village of Edgecombe St. Mary is everything you expect an English village to be. So when Major Pettigrew and Mrs. Jasmina Ali begin spending time together, the whole town starts talking.

One Plus One, JoJo Moyes
Best known for Me Before You, Moyes signature style is in evidence in this story of a single mom, her bullied son, his math whiz sister, and the tech millionaire who wants to come to their rescue but probably needs to be rescued himself.

Sourdough, Robin Sloan
When Lois Clary, a Silicone Valley tech employee, is given a singing sourdough starter, she is introduced to a strange and fascinating underworld of food.

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin
They say a baby changes everything? But can a baby change curmudegeonly, misanthropic, book store owner A. J. Fikry? This book is a celebration of all things reading!

Written 6/26/20 by Ellen