Books That Cheered Me up When Nothing Else Could

Updated on February 20, 2019

1. V is for Virgin

Top Books that Cheered Me Up When Nothing Else Could


1. V is for Virgin

Kelly Oram has a bit of a sweet spot in my heart for her amazing and heartwarming style in writing. She manages to make me laugh every other line, and yet inspires my cold heart to feel sympathy for all characters, not just the protagonist.

In V is for Virgin, as you might’ve guessed it, Val Jensen is a virgin. When she refuses to sleep with her boyfriend, not only does he dump her, he also tried to spread lies about her. Val, with an applause-worthy backbone, shuts down all accusations and starts a nationwide campaign for her cause.

Dubbed as ‘Virgin Val’, Val rises to fame. In comes Kyle Hamilton, lead singer for a hit band called ‘Tralse’.

As expected- well, what do you expect will happen when a sworn virgin meets a playboy determined to make her break her promise?

A bucket load of entertainment for us, and a headache for Val.

I admired Val for her courage and attitude. She didn’t let anyone dictate her decisions. She stood by what she believed in. Her promise to remain a virgin until marriage, even in the face of heartthrob Kyle Hamilton, was admirable.

I recommend this book so so much for everyone who wants a funny read. It kept me so entertained that I finished it in one sitting.

2. Kindred Spirits By Rainbow Rowell

2. Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Eventually, and I plan to, let everyone know Rainbow Rowell is the most magnificent, magical author ever. All her books are instant favorites, and this one holds a special place in my heart.

Kindred Spirits is such a delightful, lovable, heartwarming, wholesome (Have I used enough adjectives?), little piece of heaven. I read it on a particular rough night while I was aimlessly scrolling through my computer and came across it. As expected, I finished it without even once looking at the time.

Kindred Spirits is a 96 (I think) pages about Elena, a very dedicated Stars Wars fan, who’s standing in line for the premier of the latest film. In that line, she meets Troy and Gabe. No spoilers, but Gabe’s the best. The whole thing was entertaining and like I said, simply heartwarming.


3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Like I said, Rainbow Rowell is one of my all time favorite. In fact, Fangirl was the first book of hers that I read and got me hooked on to the rest.

As a shy, anxious person myself, I relate so much to Fangirl’s Cath. And as an avid fanfiction reader myself, the fact that Cath wrote fanfiction was such a hook to get me to read this book.

Cath and Wren are twins, only Wren is starting to drift away as they start their first college year. Cath is very adorable and I felt like I wanted to be her friend.

Even her roommate tells her, “But you're so helpless sometimes. It's like watching a kitten with its head trapped in a Kleenex box.”

Levi “heart eyes” is the dream soulmate. My real future soulmate can’t possibly live up to him. He’s caring, attentive, handsome, and funny.

So, please, please, give Fangirl a try. I promise it’s worth the long length. I’m actually sad there wasn’t more of it.

4. Love Hacked by Penny Reid

4. Love Hacked by Penny Reid

Okay, so hear me out. Love Hacked is part of a series “Knitting in the City”-- The third book actually, but it was the first that I got my hands on. I was skeptic about it at first, but Sandra Fielding had me laughing out loud, which is a rarity, and Alex made me absolutely swoon.

Sandra has been on countless first dates and they always, always end up the same way. With her date crying. See, Sandra is a psychiatrist, and a good one, as she manages to get her dates to spill their guts out.

When the latest disaster date ends, young waiter Alex approaches. He’s dark, smart, and mysterious. Best thing? He’s been admiring Sandra for a while and has been witness to her sobbing dates.

Truly, they were both the perfect match for each other. Alex was just so in love with Sandra. God, some of the things he said to her...

In regards to the rest of the series: Knitting in the City series revolves around a group of women who bond and knit together once a week. The rest of the series are their stories. All the characters are surprisingly real and funny. I recommend the whole series.

Of course, there are a lot of light, cute reads I’ve loved over the years. I intend to write about because of how much I adore a truly good light-hearted book. Thank you for reading and hopefully-- please? Tell me your recommendations and personal opinion on these books and books of similar nature.

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