Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the BookishThe topic this week is Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light and Fun. I had a little difficulty with this simply because I've read so much Light and Fun over the last few years that listing only ten seemed hard. They've also become a necessity, and believe it or not, these books comprise half of my Goodreads challenge.  While many of them were a meh, a bunch has made it to my favorites-list. Here are some of them in no particular order.

The Truth About ForeverLove at First Click (First Kisses, #6)The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat FriendPride & Popularity (The Jane Austen Diaries, #1)Awkward
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)Take a BowVanished: When Lightning Strikes & Code Name CassandraMy Unfair Godmother (My Fair Godmother, #2)I've Got Your Number

This is my first and favorite Sarah Dessen book.  The plot is a combination of light and deep, with a sweet story and not-so-much drama. It's one of my go-to reads when I need something for a long ride or when the mood strikes and I want to SAWOON over Wes Baker.
Love at First Click is a cutesy YA contemporary that I inhaled in a few hours. I remember loving Hayley, the main character, and relating to her. Not because I like my sister's boyfriend (I don't even have a sister) but because I can see myself in her character. I also hate stories of cheating and stealing, and this book is not at all about those.
"Wesley Rush doesn’t chase girls, but I’m chasing you" This. Line. Never. Fails. The DUFF is addicting, entertaining and sexy. The interaction between our sarcastic, bold and manwhore-hating heroine, Bianca and the HOTT Wesley Rush is something I go back to every once in a while. I've reread this one thrice. so  far.
Pride and Popularity is my favorite P&P retelling. I've always enjoyed reading adaptations of Jane Austen's novels, but there's something about the way Jenni James writes her books that make them stand out among others. Yes, they're predictable but they're also a lot of fun. 
"I killed him with my awkwardness"
This book is funny and cute! Awkward is about a girl who became an overnight YouTube sensation after knocking out a jock and attempting to 'revive' him by doing CPR. After reading the synopsis, I immediately got my copy and was glad I did.
What's more fun than strolling along the streets of Paris and falling inlove with Etienne St. Claire? Anna and the French Kiss is one of my all-time favorites and it's flawless in my opinion. This book is goofy-smile-on-your-face-after kind of good.
This is not only an enjoyable read, but very inspiring as well. It has music, art, drama and romance to name a few. All of them combined and you get this heartwarming and entertaining novel.
This series introduced me to Meg Cabot's writing and has been my favorite work of hers ever since. It has no dull moment, given the adorable heroine and exciting albeit a bit quirky plot to every installment.
I guess I'm cheating a little by this but I don't care. Every single one of her books are delightful to read and full of charm. I particularly loved My Fair Godmother series, in which Ms. Rallison mixed fairy-tales with contemporary teenage MC's. 
 I didn't realize how much I'm missing out on some good Chick-Lit until I read my first Sophie Kinsella book last year. I absolutely loved and enjoyed I've Got Your Number and my coke-through-the-nose-funny shelf on Goodreads was born out of reading it.

What are your top Light & Fun reads? Feel free to share them in the comments or post the link to your own top ten list!


  1. Contemporary books are always my go-to whenever I want something light and quick. Dessen's books and Anna and the French Kiss always gives me butterflies and happy thoughts.

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  2. Dea, these are also my kind of "light & fun" reads :D

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

  3. Sarah Dessen's books have made it to everyone's list! I guess I need to jump on the bandwagon and read them! Great list!

    My TTT

  4. I love Sophie Kinsella's books. She is so funny. Anna is the best. I also love Sarah Dessen, Meg Cabot and Elizabeth Eulberg. Great list!

  5. I love Pride and Popularity!! I've heard so much about Awkward!!! I read the companion book, Decked With Holly and it was great!!! Definitely need to read the first one!! Great list!!
    Here's my TTT

  6. That's a few lists today that I've seen Duff on, must have a look at it. I love Sophie Kinsella :-) AATFK is on my high-priority-to-read-list!

    BookishTrish @ Between the Lines

  7. I love Sophie, Sarah, and Stephanie's books. They're the perfect summer reads all light and fluffy =)

  8. Thanks for the recommendations! I still need to read most of these but I loved Anna and the French Kiss :P


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