Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's list is Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

This is a straight-up comfort read and one I will likely be taking to the beach this year. Magical, innocent, sweet, funny and warm

Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Witty Bryson gets in some great descriptions of his trek through the mountains but also has many laugh-out-loud moments

Lamb by Christopher Moore

Jesus as a kid and his best friend, Biff. One of the funniest – if not the funniest – books I’ve ever read

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Simple writing, goofy love story but that’s what light reading is all about…right? ;)

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

Perfect beach read and Blume is always charming

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

A little more on the classic side but a great read for the summer; sparks up nostalgia

My Uncle Oswald and/or James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

One is innocent and sweet and the other is trashy and adult – either one is perfect for a quick read

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

I wish she would write more. It’s silly, it’s fun and I breezed through this in a couple of days back in my college years

Christopher Pike books -
especially ones that I read as a teenager

Nothing is more “Katie at the beach” than a good old scary story by Christopher Pike; I spent many summers at the beach as a teen curled up with one of these after a day of sunning and teenage angst

Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

Story of my life in a children’s book

Honorable Mentions: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series, Little House on the Prairie, The Thornbirds, The Help, all Bill Bryson books

Now – who has some good summer beach reads for me when I head down to Rodanthe in July?


Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

I LOVED Bridget Jones's Diary! I have Summer Sisters and To Kill A Mockingbird on my shelf, but haven't gotten to them yet. Guess I should soon! Great list :)

Here's my Top Ten!

Alex said...

Always and forever Harry Potter! I just bought To Kill A Mockingbird the other day because it's so good and I didn't have a copy. This is a good list. Happy reading on the beach!

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Deidra (Simply Books) said...

I almost added To Kill a Mockingbird but I couldn't decide on the light side of it.
Beach Reads: Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe, Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson, and The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour.
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