Top 10 Tuesday #70


Hosted by the girls at The Broke and The Bookish, this week’s question:

Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun

Though I’m gonna cheat a little and do 10 authors I read when I want something Light & Fun

  1. Anything by Meg Cabot, though I’ve already read most of her books. They’re always good for a reread, though, because they are the very definition of light & fun. 
  2. Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. I’ve already read all of these, too, but they can definitely be reread because they’re just laugh out loud funny. My favorite is 12 Sharp because I’m a Ranger girl.
  3. Anything by Mary Kay Andrews.  She’s a southern chick lit writer and I love everything she has out. There are a few books that I haven’t read, but I’m hoarding them for when I’m really stumped for something to read.
  4. Robin Benway–I’ve read Also Known As and Audrey, Wait, and her writing is just so good and she’s funny. I’ll read anything she puts out.
  5. Jennifer E. Smith–When I “discovered” her last year, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight had just been released, but I’d never heard of her before so I thought she was a debut author. It wasn’t until I read This is What Happy Looks Like this year that I realized she has a back list.  I bought one of her books recently and I’m very much looking forward to reading it soon. 
  6. Kristan Higgins–One of my favorite authors, I wait impatiently every year for a new book to come out. I wish she would write faster! My favorite, and one I’ve read countless times, is Just One of the Guys.
  7. Jill Shalvis–Another favorite author, I’m a big fan of her Lucky Harbor series, but she has quite a backlist that I’ve not read yet and I’m slowly making my way through.
  8. Shannon Stacey–This romance author has some funny and hot books. I’m never disappointed. They’re like little macaroons that I can savor, they’re generally quick and a lot of fun. 
  9. Susan Elizabeth Phillips–Another romance writer I love, her books are so funny and the characters are generally pretty terrific.
  10. Sophie Kinsella–I’ve not read a lot by this author, but whenever I do, I’m not disappointed. The heroines are usually pretty funny and clueless, but they really develop over the course of the book into more mature/responsible people. I’ve never been disappointed by any of ther books.

Well, that’s it for today! Kristina was not feeling well, so she sat out this week.


27 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday #70

  1. Bibliojunkies May 7, 2013 at 8:07 am Reply

    Great list! A lot of authors we chose and a few that we chose but couldn’t fit in 🙂 I recently read Just One of the Guys and it was hilarious. The opening scene had me giggling out loud.

    Top Ten Tuesday


    • Daphne May 7, 2013 at 9:20 am Reply

      that was hilarious. Poor Chastity. 🙂

  2. Candice May 7, 2013 at 8:27 am Reply

    I remember when I used to read EVERYTHING by Sophie Kinsella! She’s such a fun writer! And yes to Meg Cabot!!!! You cannot go wrong there! 🙂

    • Daphne May 7, 2013 at 9:19 am Reply

      yes, and thanks for introducing me to Marion Keyes, I now want to read all of her stuff.

      • Candice May 7, 2013 at 9:23 am

        You’re welcome! Although I will say I haven’t liked many of her books other than Lucy Sullivan. Wouldn’t rec any of them to be honest.

      • Daphne May 7, 2013 at 9:29 am

        yes, i’ve looked at others & they didn’t really grab me…

  3. Rory May 7, 2013 at 9:15 am Reply

    I always like Meg Cabot books, they are exactly ad they should be – light and a lot of fun.

    Sophie Kinsella has been hit or miss for me. I didn’t like the last couple Shopaholic books, but the first couple were great!

    • Daphne May 7, 2013 at 9:19 am Reply

      i only read the first shopaholic book, but it was cute. i can see how it would get old. but her standalones are pretty good. i read one by Madeline Wickham & there was cheating in it, so i haven’t picked up any of the others she wrote under this name.

  4. C May 7, 2013 at 9:18 am Reply

    So much love for Sophie Kinsella, she always makes me laugh 🙂

    • Daphne May 7, 2013 at 11:14 am Reply

      i’m slowly making my way through. loved I’ve Got Your Number. I’m listening to Twenties Girl. It’s funny. I love her heroines.

  5. Sarah May 7, 2013 at 10:45 am Reply

    Love the list! I also have the Stephanie Plum series and Sophie Kinsella on my list because they are just so fun!

    I’ve heard a lot about Meg Cabot and just added her Size 12 is Not Fat to my TBR list. Can’t wait to give it a go!

    • Daphne May 7, 2013 at 11:13 am Reply

      Size 12 is a good series, but my favorite is the Queen of babble! LOVE THOSE BOOKS!

  6. Sophie Kinsella’s books are definitely fun! I absolutely love the Shopaholic series, but I adore The Undomestic Goddess most of all. Her books never fail to put a smile on my face 🙂

    • Daphne May 7, 2013 at 11:12 am Reply

      i think i have Undomestic Goddess somewhere around here…will need to dig it out. 🙂

  7. Natalie (@NatflixandBooks) May 7, 2013 at 11:24 am Reply

    I love Sophie Kinsella, Meg Cabot and Jennifer Smith. Great list!
    Natflix&Books’ TTT

    • Daphne May 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm Reply


  8. Ashley@The Quiet Concert May 7, 2013 at 2:36 pm Reply

    I am reading Meg Cabot’s Abandon right now, although it’s a bit darker, she does have me laughing. I really need to read Also Known As!

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

    • Daphne May 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm Reply

      the abandon trilogy is a little darker for meg, but it’s still funny & witty & swoon, which is what i keep coming back for 🙂
      also known as was super cute! and it’s a series! so excited about that.

  9. Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages May 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm Reply

    I had never heard of Audrey, Wait until I started seeing it on everyone’s lists and now I need to read it ASAP. Great list!

    • Daphne May 7, 2013 at 8:22 pm Reply

      it’s really good. you should totally read it. she has a couple others, as well, but i haven’t read them yet

  10. Brittany May 7, 2013 at 7:28 pm Reply

    Ohhh amazing picks!! You know I love Meg Cabot & Janet Evanovich! If I had included adult books in mine, those would have been two of my first choices too 😀
    Robin Benway and Jennifer E Smith are on my list as well!

    • Daphne May 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm Reply

      yeah, i almost added lisa lutz because she’s awesome.

      • Brittany May 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        Yes! Another great choice. I’m so glad I got approved for the next Spellman book on Edelweiss. I think i’ll pick it up either end of May or beginning of June since the pub date is July 🙂

      • Daphne May 7, 2013 at 8:49 pm

        i was thinking the same thing. would have done it for bout of books, but it’s not due out until july.

  11. bookgoonie May 10, 2013 at 6:12 am Reply

    I just want to crawl into my chair and hug your list. I’m becoming an Adult Contemporary Romance addict. I NEEED them. I crave their heart tugs & HEAs. I still need to read my first Sophia book, but I LURV you list hardcore.

    • Daphne May 10, 2013 at 6:37 am Reply

      this makes me happy because sometimes i feel like the adult book reader in a sea of YA bloggers.

      • bookgoonie May 10, 2013 at 6:46 am

        I’ve been reading way more adult lately. I think it is because of you & Jess @ GwtWs & others. I’m picking up great adult books & that makes me want to read more.

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