Hope you’re all doing well and staying safe.
Today I’m going to recommend some happy/cheerful/light reads since that’s currently all I’m in the mood for. During these times it’s nice to read something light and fluffy to cheer you up!
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
One of my favourite reads last year, I cannot recommend this book enough.
It has such a cute premise and the execution is amazing.
It does deal with some heavier topics, so definitely check the trigger warnings, I included the few I spotted in my review. Other than that, it is a very cute read. Very quick and easy to get through.
*Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
*Audiobook provided by Libro.fm
Another favourite from last year, this was surprisingly really good.
It has chronic illness rep, which is the main reason I read it but it was also so adorable.
Chloe Brown is probably the most relatable protagonist I’ve ever encountered. I connected with her on a whole other level.
*Just a warning it does contain explicit sex scenes*
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
A very recent read of mine which rapidly became a favourite.
Probably the most adorable graphic novel ever. It was just everything. So wholesome and pure. It was definitely the pick me up I needed. This made me smile so much; it was a joy to read.
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Of course, I had to include some fantasy. I hardly see anyone talk about The Remnant Chronicles anymore but it is such a good series. I loved the first book, which is why I am recommending it here. I read it in like a day, it was addicting and compelling.
It is quite possibly the only love triangle that works in YA. It wasn’t cringy or annoying and didn’t involve cheating. It was very well written.
Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell
Another fantasy. For this, I highly, highly recommend the audiobooks. The narrator is absolutely incredible, he enhancing the story so much. The story itself is very lighthearted and funny. It’s laugh-out-loud funny; the whole series is. I found myself giggling frequently throughout.