7 Books To Make You Laugh and Feel Good About Life

Looking for a feel-good read during this stressful summer heat? We've listed down seven books for you to pick up on your next visit at the bookstore.
by Cidee Despi   |  Apr 23, 2015
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 1  Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

You won't believe how big a smile this tiny book can put on your face. With the quirkiest name ever, an even quirkier personality, and a pet rat she brings everywhere, Stargirl (yes, that's a person) will surely enchant you.

 2  Love and Other Foreign Words Erin McCahan

When Josie, a sixteen year-old genius falls in love, she finds herself scratching her head at the whole phenomena. As she goes through the whole love thing confused, entertain yourself with Josie's tendency to overanalyze even the smallest of things. With a character you'll adore and a witty and sharp narration, Love and Other Foreign Words is the perfect feel good book to pick up.

 3  An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

When it comes to witty writing, who else to turn to but John Green? In his sophomore novel, An Abundance of Katherines, he tells us the story of Colin Singleton, a child prodigy who has a long list of girls who dumped him (19, to be exact) all named Katherine. On a road trip miles from home, Colin goes on a mission to figure out the the Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability—or why he got dumped so much. As long as you can ignore the math involved (yes, there is), An Abundance of Katherines is definitely one amusing read.


 4  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

When Anna is shipped to the beautiful city of Paris for her senior year, she finds herself furiously stomping in her dorm room. However, when she discovers the existence of the arguably just as beautiful Etienne St. Claire just within proximity, she's charmed. Pick this book up and read an entertaining tale of a year's worth of near-misses and find out if it ends with a (French) kiss.

 5  Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

In this YA novel, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, jsyk) tells the love story of Min and Ed through their breakup letter. The story opens when Min dumped a box of unexpectedly sentimental things at Ed's door as a way of dumping him. Although not exactly LOL funny, this book is humorous in a cruel, heartbreaking, kind of way.

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 6  Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

With her red curly hair and her quirky sense of style, Eleanor captured the heart of Park, the boy in the bus. And, with its clever narration, Eleanor and Park captured the heart of many readers. More than a smile on your face, this book is bound to give you a torrent of feels.

 7  Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green

Will Grayson, Will Grayson tells the star-crossed tale of well, two individuals both named Will Grayson. With the Chicago city scape as its backdrop and the fabulous Tiny Cooper taking center stage, this book is humorous just as it is epic. Because when two clever authors like Levithan and Green decide to write a book together, you can be sure it's worth the shelf space. 

What other books should we add to our reading list? Leave a message below or tweet us @candymagdotcom to share your good reads.

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Cidee Despi
Candymag.com Correspondent
She is a liberal arts student by weekdays and a fanatic of everything art every day. Her hobbies include getting emotional over really good mixtapes and spoken word poetry.