Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (#2): Books When You Need Something Light and Fun

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun. The thing is, I had trouble coming up with books that would completely fit this description – most books I’ve read have some kind of serious subplot at the very least. I also thought of only 8 this time. In no particular order…
Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)
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1) The Paranormalcy trilogy by Kiersten White
These books fall into my category of light and fun. Yes, there are monsters to be fought, but Evie is such an entertaining character and she loves pink, sparkly stuff, so…  :D


Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)
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2) Ten Things We Shouldn’t Have Done by Sarah Mlynowski
Again, this one has a dash of seriousness, but all in all, it’s a wild and spontaneous novel about teenagers living together for a short while.


The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)
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3) Summer series by Jenny Han
Yes, the books do deal with grief, but I think the summer setting and the romance balance it out into a slightly lighter read than some other books having to do with illness.



The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
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4) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
This novel is a wonderfully cute and fluffy read – but that doesn’t mean it’s worth any less than some other book. This is something I might pick if in need of a quick cheering up.


Along for the Ride
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5) Along For the Ride by Sarah Dessen
It’s not all lightness and fun, but it’s a good contemporary read that doesn’t deal with too heavy themes. Also, it’s set in the summer.
 
 
The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver, #1)
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6) The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
So maybe Ruby Oliver doesn’t have an ideal life what with seeing a psychiatrist regularly and basically having lost her friends and becoming unpopular, but her first-person narrative is sassy and quirky and the novel in its entirety is really quite fun.


An Abundance of Katherines
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7) An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
This has to have one of the funniest sidekicks I have read about, Hassan, so I strongly recommend this to those in want of a laugh – and some unconventional maths!


Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
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8) Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Well, this book is definitely fun! In a tough, hot, energetic, desperate, sweet and musical way. So what if there’s a little angst in between…


That was my TTT for this week! What's yours? Leave a link in the comments and I'll come visit!

-Eve

16 comments:

  1. I love that Sarah Dessen can write a fairly light read that isn't totally devoid of substance. Statistical Probability was just so much fun to read. So cute.

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  2. So glad you listed The Boyfriend list! I plan to read it during the Bout of Books Read-a-thon (are you participating? You should -it's fun!) and I wasn't really motivated...but now I am just rethinking :) And Sarah Dessen is just awesome, isn't she? I love all the books I read from her, but I think Lock and Key, Just Listen, Someone Like You and The Truth About Forever to be the best ones :)

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    1. Have to check out what the Bout of Books Read-a-thon is about! Yeah, Sarah Dessen is definitely one of my favourite YA contemporary authors. I've read 4 of her books and of those The Truth About Forever and Just Listen are my faves. =)

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  3. Sarah Dessen's books are a perfect addition for this list. :)
    I am dying to read the Abundance of Katherines.

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    1. You definitely should, I love it! =)

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    1. They are =) I only have The Fault in Our Stars left to read.

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  5. There are some super awesome books on this list! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Deidra @ Simply Books.

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  6. I love The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight!! And I've been meaning to read Kiersten White's Paranormalcy!! Great list!
    Here's my TTT

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  7. I really should read Ten Things We Did. Oh and more Sarah Dessen. I've only read Dreamland by Dessen.

    Statistical is such a great book. Certainly a quick read. Great reads!

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    1. I would recommend anything by Sarah Dessen without even having read it, she's that good =) Thanks for commenting!

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  8. OMG love your list.
    I love the Paranormalcy series, and the Summer series. A good re-read too with summer coming up!
    And I'm a huge Sarah Dessen fan. Awesome list!!!

    My TTT

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