Monday, May 6, 2013

Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun

Size 12 Is Not Fat
This is the first book in the cute Heather Wells Mystery Series. Heather is hilarious. She's a former pop star, specializing in mall tours and teenage love. However, her golden days as a pop star are so over and now she's working at a dorm nicknamed "death dorm" at a university in NYC. Hilarity ensues as she tries to solve a murder case and keep college students and her ex-fiance in check.

Grayson is a book written by Lynne Cox, who is an amazing female long distance swimmer. She has literally swam to Antarctica. Grayson is a short book that can be read in an hour to two if you have a block of time. It's an inspiring true story of a morning when Lynne Cox was out in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, doing some swimming practice. She notices a baby whale lost from it's mother and they swim around the coast together looking for her.

One For The Money
This is the first in the hilarious Stephanie Plum series. These are fun, light mysteries that keep you on the edge of your seat.

Dead Until Dark
I think mostly everyone is familiar with the Sookie Stackhouse books that inspired the hit HBO show, True Blood. These books really have something for everyone. Romance, action, mystery, humor, vampires, werewolves, fairies... really whatever your paranormal creature of choice is you can probably find it in these books. 

Skinny Dip
This is the first Carl Hiaasen book I've read and it got me hooked. This book is HILARIOUS. Maybe I'm biased to Hiaasen because we're both Florida people, but I love to read about the Florida scenery while actually in the Florida scenery and especially at the beach. They make perfect beach reads. Plus, the characters and events are so true to actual people and happenings you'll find in strange, whacky Florida. Really, there's so much more than Disney.

Twenties Girl
This is one of my favorites. It's fun and adorable. A great chick-lit with a dash of ghostly activity.

Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
This is a cute and light Christian romance set in the 1930s. Meg is trying to break into the world of reporting and be taken seriously by her boss, who doesn't believe women should or could be reporters. He hires a male reporter for the only open reporting position at the newspaper and Meg both despises him and is attracted to him. She finds maybe he's not so bad after all.

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging
Three letters: LOL.

Me Talk Pretty One Day
I was first introduced to David Sedaris' hilarious short stories in my first semester of college. My English Comp professor had superb taste in short stories (I don't recall actually reading a full-length novel lol) and even students who weren't interested in reading really enjoyed them. One of the short stories we read was the namesake for this collection and I had to buy the entire book afterward. Laugh-out-loud, tears in your eyes funny.

The Devil Wears Prada
Fun, sassy, and humorous. I loved trying to figure out if it was really about Anna Wintour or not (whom I swear I saw at the airport in Tucson one time).

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

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