Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Maybe I'm Not A Light & Fun Reader


This week I found the Broke and The Bookish's top ten topic more difficult than usual.  Apparently, I don't read a whole lot of "Light and Fun" type stories.  There are a few though.  Let's see if I can make it to ten.

1. Anything by Jane Austen - They're classic, but they're romantic.
2. The Shopaholic Series/Anything by Sophie Kinsella - Kinsella's books are hilarious and my go-to read when I want something light.
3. The Undead Series, by MaryJanice Davidson - Undead might be about vampires, but Queen Betsy is hilarious.  I have to catch up on this series.
4. The Southern Vampire/Sookie Stackhouse series, by Charlaine Harris - I started this series when I needed something light to read.  There's a fair bit of violence and sex, but whatever, it was light for me.
5. The Mortal Instruments/The Infernal Devices series, by Cassandra Clare - I've read the first three books in The Mortal Instruments series and I found them quick, fun reads.  Maybe not light?  Again, a fair bit of violence in these books.  

So, not even close to ten...  I find a lot of the Young Adult Dystopian series I've read in the past couple years "fun", in that they are quick and enjoyable reads, but they deal with some heavy/dark subjects and I don't know that they qualify for this list. Even some of the series I have up there might not really be what the topic intends.  I guess I'm not really into "light" books.  Oh well.  Maybe I'll discover some this week looking at everyone's lists.  Any recommendations?


20 comments:

  1. I love Sophie Kinsella. The Shopaholic series is fun. And you can never go wrong with Jane Austen. Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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    1. I'm hoping to read some Austen and Kinsella this summer.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I had a similar problem coming up with light and fun books. I loved the MI series. I will have to try reading one of the Sookie books. A girl I work with just read a few and enjoyed them.

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    1. I really enjoyed the Sookie books. The first one is good, but it's the second that got me hooked.

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  3. I have noticed that a lot of us had a hard time with this list! Made me realized I need to pick up some lighter books! I just read I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella and I really loved it!

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    1. Maybe my idea of light and fun are just different from other peoples?

      I recommend ALL of Kinsella's books. I haven't read one I didn't enjoy, though I haven't read I've Got Your Number yet.

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  4. Sophie Kinsella is fabulous! I need to read some more lighter books!

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    1. I think I'm going to read some lighter books this summer...

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  5. I had trouble coming up with light & fun reads that didn't have some weird dark/heavy edge to them. Of course as I read through other people's lists I realize "crap I forgot that one. And that one. and that one." If there's one light fluffy read I'd recommend (and that I sadly forgot to include on my list) it's Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.

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    1. I think I've seen you mention Attachments before... I'll put it on my to-read list.

      I didn't realize how little "light and fun" stuff I read until I did this list.

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  6. I really want to read something by Sophie Kinsella.

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    1. The Shopaholic series is hilarious. I also really enjoyed The Undomestic Goddess and Remember Me?

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  7. Nice list, I quite enjoyed Clare's books as well.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. I haven't finished Clare's series yet. I think I'm going to read them this summer.

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  8. Great list. I am not that into light and fun either apparently. I had to skip this week. My tastes have changed throughout the years for sure. A couple of years ago, all I read was light and fun.

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    1. I almost skipped this week too. I don't know if I've ever been into "light and fun". I've discovered a few books this week I might try though.

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  9. I definitely could have added the Sookie Stackhouse books to my list, but never thought about it.

    And you're right, just like myself, you had a hard time coming up with anything light and fun. I usually stick to darker reads because they're much more interesting to me.

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    1. I agree, in general, I find "darker" reads more interesting. I only read a handful of "fun" books a year, just to break things up a bit.

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  10. This is a great list! I have Sophie Kinsella and the Sookie Stackhouse series on my list as well.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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    1. Thanks. Making this list has made me want to read some Sophie Kinsella soon.

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