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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

TTT: Light, Fun Reads? What are Those?

This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light and Fun) should be a simple one, but I had to really wrack my brain to come up with six books/authors that fit the category, let alone ten.  I guess it's because I don't actually read this genre often.  Maybe I should?  It would at least offset all those dark, depressing dystopians I like so much ...

Oh, and I forgot to tell you that this always popular meme is hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.  If you haven't joined in the fun yet, give it a try.  It's a good time, I promise!

So, okay, here's what I came up with:

1.  Ally Carter—I recently read the first book in Carter's middle grade spy school series (I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You) and it was totally fun.  Heist Society, her YA series, is similar.  They're light, funny, enjoyable books that are perfect when you need a fast, breezy story to take your mind off the weighty things of the world!

2.  Melanie Jacobson—If you're into LDS fiction (and I'm not talking the so-cheesy-it-hurts kind), Jacobson is your new best friend.  Her new adult romances are contemporary, fun and better written than just about anything else you'll find at an LDS bookstore.

3.  Lindsey Leavitt—Leavitt's middle grade Princess for Hire series offers a lot of good, clean fun.  I also really liked Sean Griswold's Head, although it's a little more serious.  I've got Leavitt's newest, a YA novel called Going Vintage, on my Kindle, I just haven't gotten around to reading it yet ... better get on that!

4.  Janette Rallison—Fun, easy reads are Rallison's trademark.  Her Fairy Godmother books are especially charming (a little princess joke—hee hee).

5.  Meg Cabot—Okay, so I haven't actually read anything by Cabot, but I'm totally planning to.  I've heard her books fit this category super well ...

6.  Joanne Fluke—I'm not going to lie, Fluke's culinary mysteries are TERRIBLE.  But, if I'm in the mood for something that's entertaining while requiring very little from my always overtaxed brain cells, these books do the trick every time.

Since I obviously need lots of help in this category, throw out some suggestions.  Which light, fun books should I be reading?


  1. It is funny to see that more people have problems coming up with funny and light books. Meg Cabot seems like a safe pick. Hope you get to read one of those books soon :)

  2. You really should read some Meg Cabot! I'd suggest starting with The Princess Diaries... one of my favorite series by her! And also, Going Vintage is really cute. I hope you enjoy!

  3. You really should pick up a Meg Cabot book. She has so many good ones to choose from. I have Heist Society on my list. I love Ally Carter. Great list!
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  4. I couldn't even come up with 3, let alone 10, lol. At times I say less dark, emotional reads but what can I say I love them.

    I am considering Mary Higgins Clark newest for my next read, hope your enjoying it.

  5. Meg Cabot has been on a lot of lists... I haven't read her, but I plan on it too.

    I could only come up with five this week!
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  6. Ah, yes, Janette Rallison is great! I loved My Fair Godmother and some of her older works as well.

  7. I haven't read anything by Meg Cabot either but I have been meaning too! I also had a hard time coming up with a list for this one. Makes me think I need to pick up some more light hearted books!

  8. You definitely should read more fun books :) I can't believe I forgot Ally Carter and Janette Rallison!

  9. I loved Ally Carter! And I totally forgot to put her on my list too! I only read a couple of her Spy books, but I'm in love with Heist Society. They're amazing!

  10. I seriously almost included Ally Carter too! I love her books as simple fun reads!

  11. You totally need to pick up some Meg Cabot! She has such a range of books that it should be easy to find something to fit whatever reading mood you are in!

  12. Meg Cabot seems to have made it on to everyone's list this week. Don't worry, you aren't allow, I have yet to venture there too. One day...

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  13. Ally Carter.....HOW DID I FORGET HER ON MY LIST!! *Slaps self in disgust* I just....GRRRRR.. I love her and Lindsey Leavitt!! Can't wait to read Going Vintage! Thanks for stopping by my TTT

  14. Ooo I haven't read any of these authors. Meg Cabot seems to be a favourite amongst the lists though, maybe I'll have a look at giving some of these a go! Here's my list...

  15. Totally agree with Ally Carter. I love all her books and they are definitely all fun and light reads! (:
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

  16. I have to give the rest of Lindsay Levitt's books a read since I loved Going Vintage. Great list!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  17. I really want to read Sean Griswold's Head, I've heard great things! Thanks for stopping by today :)

  18. I've only read Ally Carter on your list and I love what I've read so far! I'd definitely classify her as light and fun! :D

  19. Ally Carter and Meg Cabot have been coming up a lot. Maybe I should try them. And Going Vintage is already on my TBR list.

  20. Wait, what? You've never read a Meg Cabot book! I'm shocked. Read one!!

  21. LOL, I love that you listed Meg Cabot and haven't read her yet ;) I've read a few of her books and they are cute.

  22. Meg Cabot is a great author! Make time for her books :) Happy Reading!

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  23. Definitely check out Meg Cabot, she's the queen of fun reads. And Going Vintage was really cute. Great list!

  24. No Shannon Hale? I like the Princess Academy & the 2nd one. And don't you like the Bloody Jack series? I have enjoyed Her Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen. And I love the Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison. Hilarious!

    Please read Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster!

  25. Yeah, you have to read her books! They are quite light-hearted, but some of them can be quite deep... Just a matter of picking the right one!


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