TTT : Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun

May 7, 2013 meme, TTT 21

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by one of my favourite blogs – http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.ie – if you are not reading this blog, then you should be!

This weeks theme is Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun .  I think this is a hard one for me, I like light and fun but I need my light and fun to have a bit of depth too or I get a bit bored.
 
1.  Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt – I read this recently (review coming Thursday, so call back if you want my full thoughts!) and it ticks the boxes for light and fun perfectly. 
 
 
2.  A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty – Light, fun, quirky and zany.  I really enjoyed this book, it was just so different to anything else I have read this year.
 
 
3.  I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk.  Or any of Lindsey’s other books.  They are all warm, funny, girly reads, plus the main character is a blogger.  Perfect with a bottle of wine and some chocolates.
 
 
4.  The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella – First off this is nothing like the movie which I hated.  The book is laugh-out-loud and a perfect pick-me-up read if I need cheering up.  Plus it makes me feel positively frugal in comparison to the main character!
 
 
5.  Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – I might be cheating with this one (told you the topic was hard for me), I don’t know if it’s light and fun but it’s another book I pick up to pick me up.  So it makes me feel lighter, see – so I’m counting it!
 
 
6.   Oh, the Places You’ll Go!  by Dr Seuss – My all time favourite Dr Seuss, it’s uplifting and positive.  And of course being Dr Seuss, it’s fun.  I don’t really consider it light though, the message in it is powerful, profound and inspirational.  A great one to read if you’re feeling stuck in a rut.
 
 
Bookish Chat : Did you find this topic as hard as I did?  I really struggled (and cheated!) but I think I’m just not into fun/light books, I prefer my characters to suffer with horrible issues!  Well better them than me!  Is there any on my list that you loved?  Or any light/fun book that you loved and recommend to try and convert me?  Share away, comments make my day 🙂  And you want to make my day, right?

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21 Responses to “TTT : Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun”

  1. anaherareads

    I found this topic hard too! I don’t really know why. I don’t actively seek out “darker” books but I guess I just end up reading more books like that! 😛 I so want to read Going Vintage! It sounds so cute!

  2. Asti

    As I mentioned on my blog, I drew a complete blank when thinking of this one! I actually find it quite funny we both mentioned Dr. Seuss! I love his books (especially the one you posted. Such a great book for many occasions).

    I’m glad to see A Corner of White on here. I haven’t read it yet but do own it and plan on getting around to it sometime this summer. Maybe I’ll have to bump it up on my list just so I can say I actually read a light and fun book!

    • Trish Hannon

      Snap re Dr Seuss! Love them all but that’s a firm favourite. Looking forward to your review of ACOW, reviews are very mixed but I really liked it.

  3. CeCe

    Yes I found it hard because I too like darker topics (even in my smutty romance novels). Little Woman was a shocker to see on your list but I totally agree with your rationale so it totally works!
    I can’t wait to read your review for Going Vintage. I cover looks cool.

    • Trish Hannon

      I totally cheated with Little Women! I heart that book though! That’s the UK cover for Going Vintage, I prefer it to the US one.

  4. Natalie Natflixandbooks

    It’s funny, most of the books I chose are on the lighter side. I read so much YA and used to read so much chick-lit that I found it hard to narrow down this week. Next week is going to be much harder for me (it’s the tough issues week-so it should be easier for you). I have Going Vintage checked out from the library, but haven’t been able to get to it yet. You can never go wrong with Dr. Suess.
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier!

    • Trish Hannon

      My problem next week will be trying to only limit it to 10. I think I have a book to match every issue known to man and woman! Hope you enjoy GV, it’s fun for sure.

  5. acps927

    I never would have considered Little Women, but I would have to agree it did make me feel “light” afterwards, as well as the movie always does when I watch it.

  6. MissGreenEyes

    Great list! My go-to ‘light’ book is Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen, it’s very much like the movie version of Alice Hoffman’s ‘Practical Magic’ but it’s really light and makes me happy 🙂

    • Trish Hannon

      Will check out Garden Spells, love Practical Magic so the fact you linked them has me very interested. Thanks, love getting recommendations!

  7. Ellie

    I think I’m going to treat myself to Going Vintage for my birthday, it sounds so lovely and right up my street! 🙂

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