Top Ten Tuesday: Light & Fun Reads !

Posted by Steph on May - 7 - 2013

Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light and Fun

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Some of my favorite kind of reads: Light and Fun.  I don’t enjoy reading about dark, depressing stuff you gotta spend time thinking about all the time…So here are some great FUN reads:

Avalon HighAnything by Meg Cabot

If I’m stuck in a reading rut or feeling sad, I’ll pick up something Meg.  Plus there’s never a doubt of running out of something new to read by her because it seems like there is always a new book being released.

My favorites: Princess Diaries, Size 12 series, Abandon series, Avalon High

Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)Confessions of a Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella

These are so funny and will undoubtedly put you in a good mood (especially if you love to shop). I also love her other standalone novels I’ve read like Can You Keep a Secret, Undomestic Goddess, and Remember Me?

Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)Magyk series by Angie Sage

These are great junior fiction fun reads and require less “thinking” than Harry Potter.  They are magical and adventuresome plus really funny.  I whipped through them really quickly and am currently reading the last one in the series (which makes me really sad L ).

The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next, #7)Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde

These are my “escape” books, or were, until I reached the last one currently released. They’re the funniest books I’ve ever read and they make you feel smart when you get the book related humor.

Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers, #1)Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

The back story of Peter Pan. I loved ‘em and read these to my younger sister and she actually enjoyed them too (which is saying a lot because she hates books).  It’s a unique story with a fast-paced plot and doesn’t require a lot of thinking.

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)Percy Jackson, Lost Hero, and Kane Chronicle series by Rick Riordan

These are amazing and I wish I could make everyone read them.  They are pure fun.  Adventure, humor, and amazing characters in all three series. LOVE them.

The Princess Bride The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Such a great story. Funny and full of adventure, like the movie but better of course(must re-read sometime).  Truly a fun read.

The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1)The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott

I’m reading this series slowly because I want to savor it.  It always provides a nice escape; not too much thinking and a lot of adventure and action.

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, #1)Pink Carnation Series by Lauren Willig

Light and Fun is the definition of the Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig.  They are such a wonderful treat for readers.  Filled with romance, action, spies, adventure, and humor…ahhh I just love them.

 Ella EnchantedElla Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Now I haven’t read this one in quite some time, but when I did read it I remember being transported out of my dreary high school life into a world full of mythical creatures and adventure. And I remember reading it one sitting.  So I’d say this fits the bill for being a light and “fun” read 🙂

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14 Responses so far.

  1. Alley says:

    I love love love the Thursday Next books. I mean really, what better place to escape to than Bookworld?

  2. Sarah says:

    I love, and have read, so many books on your list! I love it!

    Currently Meg Cabot is on my TBR list (a lot of people are recommending her today!) and I have yet to read any of the Shopaholic series (even though I just adore Sophie Kinsella!) so I’m excited to see what I think of them!

  3. I can’t wait to start on Sage’s books, looove the covers!

    MY TTT

    • Steph says:

      They’re so good…I don’t want to finish this last one. And I only picked the series up in the first place because of the cover 😉

  4. Great list- my daughter loved the Magyk series also. Here is my TTT-

  5. I also recommend Meg Cabot — particularly “All American Girl” and “How to be Popular.” And “Elle Enchanted” was amazing! Too bad the movie was god awful.

    • Steph says:

      Omgoodness, the movie is awful! I actually watched it again the other day because it was “the only thing on TV” and it was so disappointing. I love Anne Hathaway, but…ugh…that movie is painful.

  6. Thursday Next, Percy Jackson, and Pink Carnation? You’re my new best friend! 🙂

    Here’s my TTT for the week. Happy reading!