Feel Good Books that Radiate Pure Happiness

Whether you’re needing a pick me up, or are just in the mood for a light read, we could all use a story that makes us feel good every once in a while.

I’ve come across a few particularly cute books over the years that I would recommend to anyone who feels like they could use one. Although some of these may not be the best books ever written, and some are incredibly cheesy, I guarantee that they’re happy reads. And sometimes that’s all we ever need!

Here are some of those books that will make you feel all warm inside:


Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

How can a book be this sweet though? I can’t even explain just how cute this story is. I remember staying up ridiculously late so I could finish this one. It’s super well written, absolutely adorable, and one of my favorites I’ve read this year.

Anna and the French Kiss Series by Stephanie Perkins

These are pretty cheesy, but wow are they fun to read. This series is always a go-to when you’re in the mood for fluffy romance. It’s just very sweet and easy to fly through these. My personal favorite is Anna, but I really did enjoy them all.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

This is the only Morgan Matson book I’ve read, but from what I’ve heard, all of her books are just as light and cute. I especially like this one because it focuses on friendship instead of romance, and that was nice for a change.

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I had to include this. How could I not? It’s happiness in the form of a book. I’m so glad this one is well loved because it deserves all of the praise. Also, Becky Albertalli is just one heck of a writer.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saénz

I can’t recommend this enough. I’ve never felt so at peace while reading a book in my life. The dynamic between Ari & Dante is unique and precious and beautiful. This’ll forever be a story that I hold close to my heart. Love love love.

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

Mindless fluff. I don’t even like this series. In fact, I pretty much hate the entire concept and the characters. Oops. But you know, this is one of those series that is so ridiculously cheesy and addictive that it might not be bad to pick up if you’re feeling it. Also, I think that this series was continued but I’ve only read these 3!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

You can pretty much pick up any Rainbow Rowell book for a happy read, but this one is especially cute. I read this book years ago, but I still come back to it over and over because of how nice it is to read. Cath’s characterization is brilliant and her passion for her favorite book series is just so relatable for us readers. Forever a favorite of mine.

What if It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

I had an idiotic grin on my face practically the entire time I was reading this. Of course there’s a little sadness and angst (I mean Adam Silvera is involved), but this was still one of the purest books I’ve read all year. Arthur & Ben will be some of your favs and I can’t wait for everyone to read this when it comes out in October.


I’d love to know:

Have you read any of these? Which are your favorites? What other books always make you feel happy?

53 thoughts on “Feel Good Books that Radiate Pure Happiness

  1. I definitely agree on Fangirl! I love Rainbow Rowell’s books (although I’ve still not read Carry On!!!!)
    I love all of Morgan Matson’s books for a happy read. So far they’ve all been brilliant! I definitely recommend checking the others out 😊

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    1. I’m so glad you love Fangirl too, but ahh you HAVE to read Carry On whenever you get the chance. It’s honestly one of my favorite books of all time❤️
      And I’m for sure planning on reading more of Morgan Matson at some point; I can’t wait!! Do you have a favorite by her?

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    1. Haha honestly same 😂 I was going through my “read” books on Goodreads while writing this and noticed how many books couldn’t be included on this list lol. I’ll look forward to your post if you get around to finishing it though!

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  2. Great post! I really need to read Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and Autoboyography! I’ve been hearing such great things, but I haven’t gotten the time to get them with my huge TBR pile 🙈 And I loved Anna and The French Kiss and The Selection 😊

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    1. Thanks, Kat! Simon vs. and Autoboyography are totally worth the read once you get the chance💗 Glad you enjoyed Anna and The Selection though; those are cute ones!!

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  3. Ahhh I’m living for the cheesy feel-good books ❤ I really enjoyed Since You Been Gone, and I definitely recommend reading The Unexpected Everything because I personally think it's better and even more feel good (if that's even possible?) The Selection is a pretty cringey series when I think about it, but it's also a guilty pleasure read 🙈

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    1. Ooh I always hear about The Unexpected Everything!! If you liked it even more than Since You’ve Been Gone, it must be super good😊 And ahh I know the Selection series is seriously cringe worthy, but I totally binge read it 😂 Def a guilty pleasure.

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    1. I hope you like The Selection and Anna and the French Kiss whenever you get to them ❤️ And I’m glad you also love Morgan Matson and Since You’ve Been Gone!! She seems to have some wonderful books out there 😄

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    1. The Selection is totally a guilty pleasure series! And yeah, I really loved the friendship aspect of Since You’ve Been Gone. It was great to read a happy book that didn’t involve romance. Glad you liked it too 😄

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  4. I don’t think I ever clicked so fast on a blog post haha, I need some cuteness in my life! And you can bet that most of these ended on my TBR.
    I completely agree with The Selection series, I often compare them to fast food: You know it’s not good, but still, you want more.

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    1. Yay, I’m glad that you’ve added some to your TBR and I hope you enjoy them!! The Selection being compared to fast food; that’s absolutely hilarious 😂 And completely accurate!

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      1. It was literally so bad but I read all of them within days!! You’re right, there IS some kind of sorcery going on here lol

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    1. Thank you, Kaya!! Contemporaries are some of my favorites; there’s just so many good ones, so I hope you get to read some more of the genre soon! And I know right, I hate the Selection, but I love reading it at the time time! It doesn’t make sense honestly 😂

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    1. Right?? Aristotle & Dante is so incredible! It’s such a unique and well written story. And thank you! Feel free to steal the idea; I’d love to see some of your picks for happy books too😄

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  5. I absolutely LOVE Autoboyography; it’s one of my favorites! 😍 Tanner and Sebastian have my heart. 💗 And I love Simon vs. too; it’s such an amazing and lighthearted book. I’m also really excited for What If It’s Us; I just know that I’m going to love it, since it’s written by two talented authors.

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    1. Ahh Sebastian and Tanner are the cutest💞 And yes Simon vs. is definitely such an a amazing and fun story. 😊Ooh I cannot WAIT for you to read What If It’s Us! It’s adorable and yesss both authors are honestly absolute legends. You’ll love it❤️

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    1. Thank you so much! That’s great to hear that you love those books too 😃 And I hope you enjoy the others if you get the chance to read them! I’d especially recommend Autoboyography; it’s such a sweet story. ❤️

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  6. So many good books! I obviously love Simon Vs (as if you didn’t know that 😂), but also Fangirl is so good, and I love Since You’ve Been Gone as well! I’ve only read two Morgan Matson books, but they were both SO MUCH FUN, so I’d definitely recommend The Unexpected Everything too!

    And oh my gosh, the Selection series! 😵
    I actually enjoyed them back when I read them, but I can’t even think about them without cringing now. They WERE fun, I can’t deny that, but ugh. And don’t worry, you weren’t missing out on the last two! They’re even worse!

    One of my go-to’s when I’m looking for something happy is Heartstopper. I mean, it’s not technically a book, I suppose, but it’s close enough, and it’s SO FLUFFY AND HAPPY AND AMAZING! (Hint hint, you should go read it :D) Even if I just read few pages, it’s always enough to put a grin on my face!

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    1. Iris I had NO idea you loved Simon vs. haha this is BRAND NEW INFO. 😂 Lol but seriously it’s so good. And aw yes Fangirl and Since You’ve Been Gone are too❤️ I really want to read the Unexpected Everything at some point!

      Why was The Selection the worst but also impossible to put down?? I really don’t know. And don’t worry I’m not planning on finishing the series… I assumed I wasn’t missing out on much😂

      OH YEAH I need to read Heartstopper!! Okay I’m literally going to look it up as soon as I hit reply on this comment 😃

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