Top Ten Tuesday

Some Things That Made Me Smile Recently (Books, TV & Memes)

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday post! Today’s post was supposed to be ‘Hilarious Book Titles’, but I did one of those recently and wasn’t feeling a re-do. So I tweaked the topic (A LOT) and turned it into ‘Some Things That Made Me Smile Recently’. Because we could all use a smile or a laugh, so why not share what did it for me? I broke this down into books, TV and memes. Enjoy!


I recently re-read Boyfriend Material (one of my favorites) in preparation of the release of the sequel, Husband Material, which I’m reading now and the humor and banter in this are just so hilarious. I also highly enjoyed So This Is Ever After, a fun, light fantasy that doesn’t take itself too seriously and had me chuckling a lot. And I highly enjoyed the rom-com The Wedding Crasher, which made me smile (and swoon) several times throughout the book.


I’m currently watching Only Murders In the Building, and I’m LOVING it! It’s a true crime comedy that also doesn’t take itself too seriously, but I’m highly enjoying. I also laughed out loud A LOT with the kdrama Business Proposal, as well as the latest season of The Umbrella Academy (it’s chaotic, but in a hilarious way). And I couldn’t take the smile from my face at all while watching the uber cute and wholesome Heartstopper.


Some are bookish, some are not, but all of these made me laugh. May they do the same to you!

Finally an explanation as to why there wasn’t enough room!
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Tell Me:
What’s a book, TV show or meme/joke that made you smile recently?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. I want to re-read Boyfriend Material before jumping in to the new book too so I’m glad to hear it’s just as good the second time around. πŸ™‚

    1. I hope you’ll love Boyfriend Material upon re-read, as well as Husband Material!

  2. masterspj says:

    Thank you for sharing the memes! Those all made me laugh!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    1. Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed!

  3. This was a lovely and uplifting post!

    I love the meme of the role play and the librarian. So funny!!

    We still want to watch Only Murders, it does seem good.

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

    1. Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed! I hope you’ll love Only Murders if you decide to try it!

  4. I love those memes!

    I think you once said you had a Twitter acccount? If so, Meanwhile in Canada is a funny account to follow there. (The majority of the jokes are very accessible to non-Canadians, and the rest are generally explained in people’s replies to those tweets). πŸ™‚

    My post:

    1. Thanks for the rec, I followed Meanwhile in Canada on Twitter now πŸ™‚

  5. Haha, those memes had me smiling and laughing too! Thanks for sharing the positivity through this post, Lindsey! πŸ’œ

    1. Glad you enjoyed the memes, Dini!

  6. OMG, these memes are just *chef’s kiss*! Especially the last one, little Groot! I needed this today!

    1. Haha, glad you enjoyed the memes! I also love every little Groot meme, especially if it’s bookish πŸ˜€

  7. Stephanie - Bookfever says:

    I’ve also been watching Only Murders In the Building (because De Volksjury podcast recommended it πŸ˜‚) and I’m loving it too! Also watched The Umbrella Academy which also continues to be awesome!

    1. So glad you’re also enjoying Only Murders in the Building!! It’s been so much fun so far πŸ™‚ And so was The Umbrella Academy indeed!

  8. Heartstopper was super cute! And I really enjoyed Only Murders In The Building when I watched it last year, I’m waiting for the new series to be complete before I dive into it again though.
    My TTT:

    1. I just finished the first season of Only Murders in the Building and I’m definitely hesitating between diving right into the second season or waiting until all episodes are out πŸ™‚

  9. I’m listening to Husband Material now and I have a nonstop smile on my face every time it’s on. I just love being back with Luc and Oliver. πŸ™‚

    1. I know, I could spend time with them just doing random everyday things like grocery shopping, it’s just fun to have more time with these characters πŸ™‚

  10. Heartstopper looks super cute.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. It really is super cute πŸ™‚

  11. Great memes. I love a book meme!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:

    1. Thanks, glad you enjoyed!

  12. I should start The Umbrella academy. I admit I’m curious. And Heartsopper sounds so good!

    I love the memes too, especially the first one (that made me laugh) and the work one. πŸ™‚

    1. I hope you’ll love The Umbrella Academy if you decide to give it a try, as well as Heartstopper!

  13. Those are some great memes and totally made me smile. Like the one w/ the 2 houses representing different book styles – that’s SO me! Haven’t heard of or watched any of the TV shows; I’ve dramatically cut back how much I watch….just not enough time in the day!!
    Here’s me:

    1. Haha glad the memes could make you laugh! And it’s so true that there’s not enough time in the day, we definitely need to make some choices as to what we spend out time on. For me sometimes it’s other stuff, sometimes it’s books and sometimes I give in and binge some TV πŸ™‚

  14. Loved Boyfriend Material and The Wedding Crasher. I’m glad they made you smile. I’m still not sure what to think of this season’s Umbrella Academy.

    1. Boyfriend Material and The Wedding Crasher were both so much fun! The new season of Umbrella Academy definitely got some mixed reviews and I agree it was a bit chaotic and all over the place – but I personally didn’t mind as I still loved the humor and vibes πŸ™‚

  15. I love the memes you shared. I laughed especially hard and the Titanic one, lol.

    I’m also really enjoying Only Murders in the Building. I haven’t seen any of the others you listed, but I do really want to watch The Umbrella Academy.

    1. Haha, I loved the Titanic meme too! πŸ˜€ Glad to hear you’re also enjoying Only Murders in the Building, it’s been so much fun.

  16. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    I am reading Husband Material!!

    1. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts in Husband Material, Sophie!

  17. Rae | says:

    Such a fun list. I love every Books (3/4 are on my TBR), TV (I’m obsessed with Only Murders in the Building and Memes (the Groot one is priceless) you picked πŸ™‚

    Here is my TTT this week:
    Have a great weekβ˜€οΈ

    1. Haha, glad you enjoyed the list!

  18. The memes really made me chuckle!

    1. Haha, I’m glad they did πŸ™‚

  19. Lauren Becker says:

    HAH, I love a good meme. And that ‘taste in books’ one is so me.

    I read Husband Material this month and loved it. Just adore those two. πŸ™‚

    I still need to watch Only Murders in the Building.

    Lauren @

    1. Haha, glad you found some relatable memes! I also so related to the ‘taste in books’ one πŸ˜€
      Luc and Oliver are the best, I love them so much <3
      I hope you'll love Only Murders if you decide to try it!

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