Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.
I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.
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A Book That Makes You Happy
Well, by far and away, the genre of books that I read the most is historical romance. One of the key things about the official "romance novel" genre that differentiates it from just a book containing a strong romantic element (aka most Nicholas Sparks books), is that it must have an HEA (happily ever after) or an HFN (happy for now).
Knowing this going in, most of the books I read in this genre make me happy... unless of course the characterization makes the main couple insufferable. But most of the time I end a romance novel with a happy face and contented sigh.
Looking through my favorite shelf to just try and single out one, I'll land on When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James.
Flawed but lovable characters and a twist on the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale? Yes. That makes me happy.