This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books That Make Me Smile (For any reason! Maybe tell us why?). I couldn’t really think of answers for this because most books make me smile because they’re, well, books. So instead, here is another alphabetical post.

Rules:

  • Credit Alex for the idea, and link back
  • Post at your own pace, do as many or as few letters as you want
  • Post your favourite authors, books and characters (ABCs) for a particular letter of the alphabet

I had no trouble coming up with authors, books, and characters for the letter T. It was too easy.

Authors

Sabaa Tahir: Ahhh, I love An Ember in the Ashes series. It’s so good and I cannot wait for the fourth book. Sabaa is also a lot of fun on her Instagram page.

J.R.R. Tolkien: Do I need to give a reason why I love Tolkien?

Debbie Tung: I love Debbie’s graphic novels. They are so cute and relatable. She understands me.

Megan Whalen Turner: Every book I read by her blows my mind. I just can’t handle how everything ties together and makes sense.

Books

These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing up, this was one of my least favorite Little House books. Laura was older. She was getting married. How could an eight-year-old relate to that? But now, it’s one my favorites of the series. I feel such kinship with Laura, and her her relationship with Almanzo reminds me of my own with William.

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber: This was my favorite book of 2019 and I wish I could go back in time and give to my younger self because the messages in this book are so, so important and powerful.

Toradora! by Yuyuko Takemiya: This is such a fun and ridiculous manga. It never fails to make me laugh and I love all the characters.

The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien: Again, do I need to give a reason why this is a favorite book? All of Lord of the Rings–characters, books, author–are my favorite. All of them.

Characters

Cresswell Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: Thorne is my absolute favorite character from this series and one of my favorite literary gentleman. He’s just so great and his story arc is so beautiful. *sniffles*

Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: Mr. Tilney has dogs so obviously he’s the best.

Tom Bombadil from The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien: Tom Bombadil is the most underrated Tolkien character. He beats to his own drum, cares nothing about magic rings, and loves his wife with an incomparable love. He’s so intriguing.

Mr. Tumnus from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: I just love Mr. Tumnus so much. He’s so an encouraging and heartwarming character. I love his friendship with Lucy and his resilience against the White Witch. Ahhh…

Which authors, books, and characters do you love that begin with the letter T?