Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and feature lists related to all things bookish–characters, authors, titles, and favorites.
May 7: Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun.
1. Catfantastic; Andre Norton, Martin H. Greenberg, eds. A collection of stories about cats. Short story collections are good for light, fun reads.
2. Chicks in Chainmail; Esther M. Friesner. Ignore the woman showing skin on the cover, and notice the man lying defeated in the background. These ‘chicks’ mean business.
3. Emily the Strange; Buzz Parker, Brian Brooks. Emily is perpetually thirteen, but these books are meant to amuse the young-at-heart with a dark sense of humor.
4. Going Postal; Terry Pratchett. Pretty much everything Pratchett writes is funny, though there’s a deeper meaning under his books. Moist von Lipwig, the reformed criminal, is a little more focused on the surface.
5. Hello, Gorgeous!; MaryJanice Davidson. The words ‘Super-spy cyborg’ appear in the description. What more do you need to know?
6. James, Fabulous Feline; Harriet Hahn. This is the second book, but this cover is awesome. A smart, crime-solving cat with a taste for fine food.
7. Love in the Afternoon; Lisa Kleypas. I adore the whole crazy Hathaway family in this book series, but Beatrix is my favorite. What’s more light and fun than a romance?
8. One For the Money; Janet Evanovich. Or anything in the Plum Series. Stephanie Plum is the worst bond enforcement agent. Any success is due to luck or stubborn persistence. Her life is a chain of monumental disasters, sometimes helped and usually hindered by the outrageous characters that are her friends and family.
9. Quozl; Alan Dead Foster. The Quozl are incredibly lovable aliens, which is probably for the best, because when they came to settle Earth, they didn’t know there were already people on it!
10. Size 12 Is Not Fat; Meg Cabot. Heather Wells, failed teen pop star turned dorm director, is another hilariously accident prone protagonist.