This is a weekly feature hosted over at The Broke and Bookish!
It’s been a couple of weeks since I did a TTT. Mostly because I was busy, but also because I wasn’t entirely sure what I could bring to the previous two topics (though I did enjoy reading other people’s lists!).
Now, seeing as this week is a freebie, I’ve been pretty excited for it for weeks! I’m really excited to see what other people will come up with as well. For me, I’m going to be looking at ten books with happy endings! Because sometimes all you need is a book that you know is going to have a fantastic, warm, happy ending.
WARNING: Potential spoilers ahead!
1. Dinner at Roses by Danielle Hawkins
I love, love, loved this book when I read it in 2012 and it is absolutely one of my favourite books ever. I recommend it to people all the time! Basically the main character moves back home to New Zealand from Australia when her partner cheats on her with her best friend. She moves in with her great Aunt in a rural New Zealand town and amazing cute, country town shenanigans ensue. There’s a truly wonderful love interest, hilariously quirky characters and a bit of drama. AND IT HAS THE BEST ENDING EVER.
2. The Tea Chest BY Josephine Moon
This book was adorable. I mean, just look at that cover! How could it not be wonderful? I particularly liked this as I really enjoy British chick lit, and this was set mostly in England but written by an Australian and involving several Australian characters. It had the most wonderful, amazing, gorgeous ending. I’m still on a high from reading it a couple of weeks ago.
3. Any historical romance ever. e.g. Candace Camp
So I discovered historical romance novels when I was in Canada in 2012. I spent a few dreary, rainy days in Vancouver library ploughing through some great novels. Candace Camp was the author of several of these. Her novels are especially great because they’re set in Georgian/Victorian periods, have some great romances as well a bit of mystery. They tick all the boxes for books Imogen likes to read. And they always have super happy endings :)
4. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
5. Losing It by Cora Carmack
This cover makes me cringe every time. Which is such a shame because this book was amazing. It had just the ending I wanted, with the right type and amount of complications and resolutions :) I LOVED IT. Am currently reading the second book in the series, which is just as good – if not maybe better?! More on that soon!
6. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
7. Austenland by Shannon Hale
8. Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Jill Mansell
Remember how I said I love British chick lit? Well, this is a great example. I love Jill Mansell, but this was the first of her books that I read and it remains my favourite. The name is a bit silly and doesn’t really mean anything, but you can trust Jill to give you a great read with a lovely, quaint ending. I adore her writing!
9. Any Meg Cabot book. E.g. the Boy series.
Reading any Meg Cabot books makes me the happiest person in the world. She’s just the best! But I particularly love this series – it’s written through email! I love a good letter/email exchange book. I think this was also one of the first of her adult books that I read and I’ve read it several times. I adore it every time!
10. Any Gail Carson Levine book. e.g. Ella Enchanted, Ever or Fairest.
I’ve read a few of Gail Carson Levine’s books but I think Fairest was my favourite. Either way, they’re all based on fairy tales, so you’re guaranteed a happy ending! They always have the loveliest covers too!