The topic for today's Top Ten Tuesday is I'm super excited about: Top Ten Light and Fun Books! I made this list in about five seconds and I noticed that pretty much everything on here is middle grade - it sure seems like the fun stuff that gives your brain and emotions a break is for the younger crowd. Good thing I tend to really like MG!
Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
Pretty much this is a requirement for me on any list of books I love, books that are funny, books that everyone should read, etc, etc.
Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack by Shannon and Dean Hale
I sometimes struggle with enjoying graphic novels, but Shannon and Dean have created two excellent adventures that I enjoyed from beginning to end.
Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
This is an old favorite that made me laugh so hard! I can't seem to remember much about the plot now, as it's been years, but I sure remember loving it.
The Secret series by Pseudonymous Bosch
A fun and quirky series, I always find entertainment in reading this not-quite-normal and definitely very secretive series.
The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
This is another old favorite that I recommend to just about anyone and anything moving. While it isn't all laughs and light heartedness, Schmidt has a way of creating a scene that has me in stitches for months afterward. It only requires a word or two to make me giggle: yellow tights.
The Bartimaeus series by Stroud
Again, this one doesn't exactly have the happiest of endings or the most fun-filled story, but I defy the stone-hearted among us to not find something hilarious in Bartimaeus.
A Long Way From Chicago, A Year Down Yonder and A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck
Two words: Grandma Dowdel. Trust me, just read them.
Alcatraz books by Brandon Sanderson
I have yet to pick up Sanderson's adult fantasy stuff (I know, something seriously wrong with that), but his MG series is full of the strange and quirky. It definitely makes for some laughs.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney
Do these need any kind of introduction? I think not.
Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer
While this does have some darker stuff, Jacky has an irrepressible spirit and vitality that lifts her out of the most difficult of circumstances. And she's just ridiculously fun!
Anybody have some great YA books on their light and fun? I obviously need to find some more of those!
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