Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: When You Need Something Light & Fun

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

When I saw the topic, I thought that this would be easy-peasy. Contemporaries are what I go to for great light and fun reads and these are the only books that I did read before my blogging days. Who doesn't love a fun and light read? Well, I felt like I had memory loss because I had such a hard time remembering my beloved fun and light books with no dark or sad aspects to it. I feel like I'm missing some major ones but here is my list:

1. 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody

Spoiled, rich girl has to take on a new grunt-work job every week for the whole year with a hot teen supervisor? Before I even read this hilarious novel, I knew it would be amazing. It was. 

2. Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita

I have always been interested in the workings of Hollywood so I love everything Jen gives us in these books. The MC's "problems" might be repetitive in each book (like Mia in Princess Diaries), but I still love her anyways.

3. Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

I would consider The Princess Diaries to be a major fluff series. She whines, is dramatic like any teen girl, panics, loves, cares, and has her really funny moments. Although, I should have said anything by Meg Cabot because all of her series that I have read are fantastic. 

4. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

I also loved her other book, The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June, which I finally got my little sister to read! Robin Benway has a knack for making you laugh out loud. I will be reading her books this summer for the ultimate relaxation time.

5. Anything by Ally Carter

I LOVE ALLY CARTER.

6. Anything by Janette Rallison

...and Janette Rallison too. I love her, Ally Carter, and their amazing books. Rallison has fluff and friendships and family and romance and fairy tale things going on. Love. Her.

7. Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

This was my first ever physical ARC that I received from a publisher and it did not disappoint! Boy drama, no technology, and great secondary characters result into fun. 

8. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen has some serious-ish tones sometimes with broken families and all that, but I think Along for the Ride is good because it involves a beach town and a perky stepmother's shop and late night adventures with a mysterious boy. 

9. Anything by Robin Jones Gunn

Of course, I have to warn you guys that this is a Christian author so this author might not be for some of you. However, I love Ms. Gunn and all her series. Her character Todd was one of the first fictional boys that made me swoon when I got into reading in the middle grade (ish. I was young, that's all I know). I even like her adult books!

10. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

I always loved the movie (Anne Hathaway is my girl!), but when I read the book, I was shocked at how different it was...and how amazing it really was. If you do or don't like the movie, I don't care, read the book. Very light and fun and way better than the movie. 

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What are your light and fun reads? 

30 comments:

  1. I really need to read Ella Enchanted and Going Vintage! Both are popular picks this week!

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  2. Definitely Ally Carter's books and Going Vintage. I put in Heist Society but I should have thought of the second one! I haven't read Ella Enchanted in ages but I remember loving that book too. Still haven't read Audrey, Wait, but I thought Also Known As was fun. Goodness, my sister read all of the Christy Miller books when she was in middle school, but I think I was too old for them when they came out. What a blast from the past! Have you read anything by Jenny B. Jones? She's a Christian author that makes me laugh. I really like There You'll Find Me. That should have been on my list too.

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    1. You really should read Audrey, Wait, I consider it to be waaaay better! :) FINALLY someone who has heard of them in the blog world. Aw man, I really should have put There You'll Find Me, I love that book. I need to read her other books!

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  3. GREAT LIST!!! I really love The Princess Diaries series. I've read it when I was on the 6th grade, and I still re-read parts of it from time to time when I need something to cheer me up!! Audrey, Wait was great too!! I is so funny and light, just the perfect summer read.
    Thanks for sharing (:

    Sapir @ Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl

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    1. Same here! I love to read the Michael scenes in all of them, especially the 10th book.

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  4. I love this list! I was going through it going "Yes! I love that one! This one too! And that one. And that one. And that one. Oooh, and that one too." :) I haven't read books by the last 2 authors you listed, but your list makes me want to re-read all my old favorites! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  5. Along for the Ride is on my list also.

    My TTT: http://rachaelc94.blogspot.com/2013/05/top-ten-books-to-read-when-you-need.html

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  6. Amazing list! I'll definitely have to read Ella Enchanted now and Audrey, Wait! also sounds great. I love 52 Reasons To Hate My Father and there hasn't been a single Ally Carter book I haven't loved :)

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  7. Great List. I love the Princess Diaries and Going Vintage looks awesome. ALLY CARTER :) IS AMAZING!!!

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  8. I have Going Vintage on my list, too. And I'm dying to read Audrey, Wait after seeing it on so many lists. Great list!

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  9. YES YES YES to Ally Carter :)

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  10. Along for the Ride is one of my favorite Sarah Dessen books <3 Not that I can choose. And Ella Enchanted is great. It's one of the more satisfactory movie adaptions I've seen, although definitely not like the book.

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  11. I just checked out Going Vintage! I'm excited to read it, especially after your glowing review!

    Great list!

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  12. I agree with a lot of these! I love how a lot of them have outrageous or strange and foreign concepts; that's a big thing that can make a book fun for me. :)

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  13. I just read Also Known As by Robin Benway and loved it, so I definitely have to try her other books! Fluffy and fun for sure...and I love Sarah Dessen for the same reason, though her books are pretty thoughtful too, in a quiet way. Great picks! Love this shopping list. ;)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  14. I still haven't finished Going Vintage. :( I loved Also Known As, but I still haven't read Audrey, Wait. I picked up a copy at Half Price Books, though, so it's just waiting for me to make time for it. :) Great list, Sunny!

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  15. I have 52 Reasons so I guess I should read it! I love light and fluffy reads at times. Especially when I finish with something serious or sad. Sarah Dessen's books usually deal with a serious subject but in a hopeful and happy way. Love her work. Great choices, Sunny. :)

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