I went out to brunch recently with a longtime friend, and she asked me for some book recommendations, which I am always eager to give. She said the books must be lighthearted and have happy endings. No problem! I immediately logged onto Goodreads and shared a bunch of my favorites, and later I sent her two emails with additional recommendations (I tend to give too many suggestions). Here are a few of the titles I recommended, which are written by some of my favorite British authors.