Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
This weeks topic over at TB&TB is Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun.
Cozy Mysteries – They’re great for when I’m in the mood for a crime novel, but don’t want the ‘heaviness’ of a traditional crime/mystery novel. They’re also fun because usually I learn something from them (Whether it be about soap-making, pizza-making, knitting, journalism, etc.)
Humour – I love to laugh, and books that live on the ‘humour’ shelf appeal to me. Especially when they are true facts or about real people/places/events. It’s probably why I enjoy the articles at Cracked.com – I like my humour with an element or more of truth to it. Often real life is way funnier than something you could make up anyway. I’m also a sucker for a really good joke.
Winnie the Pooh – There’s something about the bear of very little brain that still enchants, even though I’m 24. I have beautiful hardbound copies of ‘Winnie the Pooh’ and ‘The House at Pooh Corner’ that include the illustrations by E.H. Shepard, and I think that is part of their charm.
Roald Dahl – There is very little of Roald Dahl’s works that I haven’t read. I even read his more grown-up stories when I was in high school, and thought they were just as good. Admittedly though, I can’t pass up ‘The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka’. The BFG and Matilda come in as very close seconds.
The Faraway Tree – I have all three of the original books as a single (very thick) novel, and remember curling up somewhere quiet as a child and getting lost in the adventures that were happening at the top of the Faraway tree. Who wouldn’t want to visit a world where you could have any flavour of ice cream you could think of.
Nora Roberts – If I’m in the mood for light and fluffy I usually grab one of her trilogies or quartets (or the re-release two books in one) and while away a few hours.
Doggies – I love these sorts of books for a fun and usually, light read, just like I love my own four-legged companions.
Damn You Autocorrect! – The book gets me every time. Right in the funny. My mum and I were reading it on the ipad and she was very nearly late picking up my brother and sister from the bus, we had gotten that caught up in our laughter.
Stephanie Plum – The girl tickles my funny bone. Even when she’s in serious trouble she still manages to be witty and hilarious.
Tamora Pierce – Okay, so not light by everyone’s standards, but when compared to some of the contemporary fantasy and urban fantasy out there, Tamora Pierce’s books are full of rainbows and unicorns. But they are an old favourite and a quick read.