If you're drawn to rom-coms that end with a "happily ever after," you can't go wrong with contemporary romance. This genre is one of the most popular genres in publishing, as well as here at the library, and my own go-to for a feel good book.
As a mom of three kids and as a librarian, I have read quite a few picture books. When my kids find ones they want to read over and over, I really hope they are funny ones. This list includes my favorites, ones that even I don't mind the request of, "Read it again!"
When I read fiction, I enjoy books that are action-packed and fast paced with strong, likeable characters. Add in fun elements like fantasy, time travel, dystopian settings, and/or romance, and I'm set. It doesn't matter if it's written for teens or adults (this list includes both), just give me a good story that I can't put down.
I watched the 1995 BBC version of "Pride and Prejudice" when I was in college, and it has been a favorite of mine for almost 20 years. If you're an Austen fan, this list includes my favorite movies based on Austen's books, fan fiction, and other items that Austen fans may enjoy.
I love getting to know someone and hearing their story. Every book on this list tells the story of a real person and the adversity they faced.