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Top Ten Books I Read When I Want Something Light And Fun
I first saw this topic and thought it would be a breeze to think of ten. I do, after all, mostly read YA, which is known for fun, light reads. But, the thing is...most are actually a lot deeper than they appear on the surface, and though I love them, I would never dream of adding books by Laurie Halse Anderson or John Green, or series' like The Hunger Games or Unwind to this kind of list. But then there are the "light, fun" reads that I didn't think were all that fun, so I can't add those, either. So though I did think of ten, and could probably have thought of a few more, this list wasn't nearly as easy to actually compile as I thought it would be.
These are the ten I thought fit this week's list the best, the light reads that were also fun and enjoyable. They're listed in no particular order.
Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- This is the book that immediately popped into my head when hearing this week's topic. It epitomizes fun, light reads.
Sweep by Cate Tiernan - At under 200 pages per book, these are very light, addictive books that will probably still call to me ten years from now.
Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor - If you haven't gotten it by now, I'm trying to put this book on just about every Top Ten Tuesday list that I can. I love it, and it's perfect for every possible mood I'm in. Be it something light and whimsical, or something with more depth, romance or poetic prose, angels or originality, Daughter Of Smoke And Bone is where I turn. Though the same can most definitely not be said about the sequel. I loved it, but there was nothing light and fun about Days Of Blood And Starlight.
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand - The immersive prose, quick-read feel and fun content make this a perfect addition to any light, fun read lists.
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling - I love this series, and just about any time I'm looking for some carefree escapism, I turn to the boy who lived.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead - This is how a vampire YA series should be. Fun, romantic, but still action-packed and kick ass, with vampires that are actually scary, not glorified sex gods.
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard - One of my biggest guilty-pleasure reads, this series is perfect for indulging the high school gossip girl that lives in all of us. Though the show is better, the books are still a fun way to spend an afternoon.
Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino - Yes, I read this. Yes, it shamelessly contains almost every single cliche I'm so quick to make fun of in my YA Epidemics posts. But man, if you just need to kill an hour, these manga books are a great way to do it.
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles - I didn't absolutely love this one, but it's a great book to turn to when you're in the mood for something fun and easy to read.
Daughters Of The Moon by Lynne Ewing - One of my "staple" series, I grew up reading these books. In fact, they may be what first introduced me to the romantic side of YA. I probably wouldn't love them as much if I were reading them for the first time now, but Daughters Of The Moon evokes that sense of nostalgia that is impossible to resist.
As always, let me know which books on this list you agree or disagree with and share your light, fun reading choices, or link to your TTT in the comments if you have one this week!