Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme of The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme of The Broke and the Bookish


So I missed a couple of Top Ten Tuesday posts, but this week I’m back. I’ve been setting up a monthly reading list and if I can help it, I always throw in a book or two which is light and fun in order to strike a balance especially if I plan to read some “serious” books. What is light and fun for me usually mean short books (i.e. novellas) and/or chick-lit or YA or children’s books. If I were to recommend my Top Ten Light & Fun Reads, these would be the following (and links to my write-ups):

  1. My Imaginary Ex by Mina V. Esguerra. Short and light, you can finish this in an hour or so.
  2. Love Your Frenemies by Mina V. Esguerra. Another novella which is easy to read. And fun too.
  3. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Who wouldn’t want to read about chocolates?
  4. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. I just finished this recently and I must say that this one does not require too much brain cells. Definitely light and fun.
  5. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. Dexter, the male protagonist, is so fun. And funny.
  6. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Ah, this is the book which has my ultimate bookish crush on it. <3
  7. The Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella. You just can’t get enough of the adventures and misadventures of Becky Bloomwood.
  8. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. This children’s classic will never wear you out.
  9. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. This is a compilation of letters between two individuals who share a passion for books and reading.
  10. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. You will definitely enjoy the adventures of Tom and his friends in this timeless classic.

Light and fun reads will always be a staple in my reading list. After all, reading should always be fun, right? 🙂

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun

  1. I have read 4, 5, and 7( only the first book). I agree, they are all light and fun indeed!

    Until now, I haven’t read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Tsk. Matilda is the only Dahl I’ve read, which is fun and funny all the same. I need to read me some children’s classic lit as well, sometime. Hihi. 🙂

  2. Children’s classics do not wear you out, promise! And oh, if I were to choose only one from the list to recommend to you, please please read Attachments! <3

  3. Hi, Lynai! Would you believe that I’ve read the first 4 books of the Shopaholic series? I found the first 2 so much fun! Then the next 2 not so much. They got way too cloying.

    1. I got as far as the middle of the fifth (?) — Mini-shopaholic — and dropped it. The antics of Becky Brandon has worn down on me, I guess. But yes, I agree the first two were really funny and fun! 🙂

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