Top 10 Tuesday: Light and Fun Books


Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

  1. Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling: I’ve come back to these books for the fourth time this year, an impulse I get occasionally when I’ve read too many books that I don’t like. I know what to expect, and I know that the audio versions narrated by Jim Dale will be entertaining and fun.
  2. Myron Bolitar series, Harlan Coben: It was a glorious day when I convinced my best friend to read these books, which feature sports agent Myron Bolitar and his best friend Windsor Lock-Horne III. If quoting books about best friends with your best friend isn’t light and fun, I don’t know what is.
  3. Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie: Here’s a secret: I really enjoy romance novels. I don’t read many of them because while I’d rather read lesbian romance novels, they are too often, uh, miserable. So occasionally I’ll listen to romance fans and pick up a heterosexual romance. This Crusie novel reads like a smart romantic comedy film and it made me really happy. (Bonus for featuring an old dog who doesn’t die!)
  4. Emma by Jane Austen: I didn’t expect Emma to be my favorite Austen novel, so it managed to surprise me when I giggled all through the book and had a really fun time.
  5. Fool by Christopher Moore: I really enjoy humorous footnotes and reinterpretations of literary characters, and Fool goes above and beyond in delivering them.
  6. The Godfather by Mario Puzo: You should really listen to the full cast audio book version of this. It’s like listening to the movie on the radio.
  7. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson: So. Much. Fun.
  8. Land’s End: A Walk In Provincetown by Michael Cunningham: I lived and worked in Provincetown for a summer, and reading Cunningham’s little memoir about the town is almost like being there.


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4 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday: Light and Fun Books

  1. I love Jennifer Crusie’s novels, and I can’t say that about too many romance writers. Her books do come off like really fun, smart romantic comedies. I think I’ve read this one, and I liked Charlie All Night and Bet Me, too.

  2. I really love the Harry Potter audiobooks, too. I would listen to them at work and giggle through the whole thing.

  3. Everything by Moore is pretty much awesomely hilarious. Even some of the titles make me smile…

  4. I’m with you on the Harry Potter books! They never lose their charm.