P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
If you've been following this blog for a while, you'll probably know that Kasie West is a staple on my shelves. I enjoy the majority of her work, but this one just gets me. I reread it quite frequently-- whenever I just need something light and cute. P.S. I Like You is the definition of fluff. It's not all that deep, but it's a fun read that'll bring a smile to your face.
Signed, sealed, delivered…
While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!
Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…
Stealing Parker by Miranda Keneally
Miranda Keneally and her Hundred Oaks companion novels have also been staples on my shelves for a long time. While there are many companion books in this series, Stealing Parker remains to be my favorite (with Catching Jordan falling closely behind). Like P.S. I Like You, Stealing Parker is cute fluff that'll bring a smile to your face for sure. It's a great read, with an adorable romance and lovable characters. On the first read through I'll admit I was a bit annoyed with the protagonist, but the more I've read it, and the deeper I got into the book, the more I understand her and appreciate her. Now I love the whole book, every single piece and character in it. It's a fantastic story. I'll be honest, I probably read this one like, once a month. That's how happy it makes me.
I should also mention that this is in a companion series. So if you like the writing style and the setting, there are a ton of other books in the series set in the same place where you'll get brief glimpses into the old characters' lives. Stealing Parker is the second book in the series, so if you really want no spoilers, you might want to start with Catching Jordan (which is also a very cute romance).
Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan's Hundred Oaks High.
Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She’s on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she’s made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother’s scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her.
Now Parker wants a new life.
So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three? Or four. Why limit herself to high school boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty?
But how far is too far before she loses herself completely?
I always start these out by saying something along the lines of a lot of books... and this is no different. A lot of books make me happy. It would be impossible to fit all of those books into this one blog post. A good book is one that makes me happy, and as we all know, I have no shortage of good books to talk about. Nevertheless, I will restrain myself and try to keep this post short and sweet so here we go. While a lot of different types of books make me happy, I'm going to stick to two adorably fluffy contemporary romance novels for this post, since those are the very typical "happy" books.
Best Contemporary Novels
Best Fantasy Novels
Best Action Novels
Best Dystopian Novels
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Favorite Novels (Goodreads)