Top Ten Tuesday: Light and Fun Reads

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Top Ten Things to Read When You Need Something Light & Fun

1. Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday - Talk about a book not taking itself too seriously. This mystery was so engaging, entertaining and downright fun, that it pretty much knocked my socks off. Read it. Do it.

2. Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar - Let's be honest...the show was a heck of a lot more dramatic than the books ever were. I could read them in one sitting and, well, they're dang entertaining. So sue me.

3. The Princess Bride by William Goldman - Many of you have probably seen the movie...right? Well, imagine it in literary form. That's right. It's perfection, and trust me, it still has me in stitches to this day.

4. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White - Despite the drama, action and the overwhelmingly paranormal storyline, you can't tell me this book isn't a fast-paced, fun and really entertaining adventure. It's hilarious, too!

5. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway - This book is sheer genius. It's another one of those that I could easily read in one sitting, but it so fresh-faced and lighthearted that it's pure entertainment.

6. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot - I'll fight anyone who disagrees with me on this one. It promise you that it doesn't get more sweet, fun and simple than the plight of a teenage girl-turned-princess.

7. Angus, Thongs & Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison - This series is hilarious. Absolutely leave-me-in-stitches hilarious. Plus, the characters are so incredibly rich and personable, that you'll lose yourself in this book in no time.

8. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine - Despite the fact that Hollywood royally butchered the film (hey, I'm just being honest), this book remains an all-time favourite of mine. Ella is awesome.

9. Heist Society by Ally Carter - Okay, so there's a little bit of mystery (fine...a lot) in these books, but it's engaging, it's fast-paced and I'm never ever bored when I read them. 

10. Belles by Jen Calonita - You know what I love? Lighthearted romance. This one delivers. Don't be thrown by the premise or the promise of melodrama...it's got plenty of fun to go around, too!

34 comments:

  1. I won't fight you on Meg Cabot! She's absolutely one of those people who can write the loveliest and fun novels. Great list! Hope you have a great week.

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  2. I should really read The Princess Bride. I have a copy. It's just sitting there, waiting...

    My list: http://loniseye.blogspot.ca/2013/05/maybe-im-not-light-fun-reader.html

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  3. Meg Cabot is a genius...lighthearted fun all around!

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  4. I think you'd love it...it's even better than the movie!

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  5. I love everything by Meg Cabot, Louisse Rennison, and Cecily. They're my go-to authors for good light and girly reads :)

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

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  6. I love Meg Cabot's books! But I've only read her YA Paranormal series like the Mediator and 1-800-where-r-u, so I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some of her contemp YA titles.

    Dea S. Teen Readers' Diary

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  7. They're definitely girly, and they're the perfect guilty-pleasure reads for me :)

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  8. I like her contemporary titles better, actually - they're refreshing!

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  9. I absolutely agree when it comes to Gossip Girl! The books are really easy to read and get sucked into, and even though they play out VERY differently from the show, I still enjoyed them.

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  10. Deadly Cool! I definitely loved that one! I haven't been keeping track of the series though, I'll have to look up when the third book is supposed to come out. Book 2 was just okay for me, but Deadly Cool was hilarious and just generally awesome. Love the Heist Society novels too:)

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  11. Someone mentioned DEADLY COOL to me, then I forgot all about it, so I'm pumped to be reminded of it by your list! It's definitely one I've been meaning to check out. :)

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  12. I haven't read any of these, but they all sound good. I'm reading Characters in Search of a Novel by Molly D. Campbell right now and it's hilarious. She's written little vignette about all these characters who are looking for novels to live it. It's really quite refreshing and funny.

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  13. Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed Gossip Girl, too! It's definitely a fun escape :)

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  14. Deadly Cool made me smile, but I didn't love the second either...I hope book 3 lives up to the first!

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  15. It's a lot of fun...it doesn't take itself too seriously, and that's so refreshing!

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  16. It sounds very fun....I'll have to check it out!

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  17. I just added so many of these to my TBR list! Thanks for such an awesome collection!

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  18. I just added so many of these to my TBR list! Thanks for such an awesome collection!


    (That was me, Sarag, below. I messed up my login and can't figure out how to delete it, sorry about that!)

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  19. I love Louise Rennison, Meg Cabot, and Ally Carter! I've never read Ella Enchanted, but keep meaning to. Great list!

    Natflix&Books' TTT

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  20. Great book reviews, thanks for sharing! I'm so glad I found your blog!


    -Ragan
    http://touchofserendipity.blogspot.com

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  21. Agree those are sweet and perfect light reads :)

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  22. I forgot Ella Enchanted - what is wrong with me?? That book is the perfect light & fun read! (And don't even get me started on the movie - such a disappointment)


    Heist Society is a great choice too. I still need to read The Princess Bride...Fabulous choices! :)

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  23. YAY!!! Ella Enchanted was on my list, too!! And Ally Carter is amazing!!! Forgot to put her books on my list though!! Great list

    Here's my TTT

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  24. Yay for Paranormalcy. I'm glad you liked Belles. Not enough people have read it. I love Princess Diaries too although the series got a bit tired as it went on.

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  25. You had me at "The Princess Bride". Great list! Heist Society has been on my to-read list FOREVER. Perhaps it would make an excellent vacation read this summer.

    Happy Reading!

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  26. This is a great list! I had a super hard time with this list and ended up not doing it.

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  27. I love your list! I actually read the first GG book in one sitting. Also, Audrey, Wait is one of my favorites. Great choices!

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  28. Oh gosh...YES! You must read Ella Enchanted...it's so charming!

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  29. I'm glad you've found some new titles to add to your TBR! They're fun :)

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