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Top Ten Tuesday May 7, 2013

Filed under: Top Ten Tuesdays — dianatierney3 @ 12:38 pm
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It’s that time again…It’s Top Ten Tuesday, today’s topic is “Top Ten Books When I need Something Light and Fun”

These are the books, whether it’s a new book within a series or going back to an old favorite these are the books I turn to when I just need some fun me time to help drown out the world.


  1. The Parasol Protectorate Series. There is nothing like a big drunken werewolf singing opera in the bathtub to get you giggling and out of a funk.
  2. Native Star followed by the Hidden Goddess. These are just fun romantic steampunk stories that I have so far read at least twice just because I didn’t want them to end.
  3. Broken Heart. These books are my guilty pleasure (for those faint of heart, they are bodice rippers), but they are fun books that I can easily get through within a few days.
  4. A simple Comic book. My favorites are the Star Wars by Dark Horse, Doctor Who (I know there’s a shocker) published by IDW and the Walking Dead Graphic Novels. These are nice little pick me ups  that can be started and finished within a lunch break.
  5. A Chet and Bernie Mystery. There is nothing like a good mystery to get your mind off of your troubles. Especially one that is told from the perspective of a dog.
  6. A good Fairytale Retelling. I loved Fairytales as a kid. Now that I am an adult seeing a more adult  yet fresh perspective on the stories that I loved.
  7. Any one of the Wizard of Oz books. Whether it’s the classic Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz or one of the other Frank L. Baum treasures.
  8. A Brian Froud book. His books are more art than literature but reading and looking at the pictures are just calming and enjoyable.
  9. A Phillipa Gregory Book. Her books are like historical soap operas.  Easy reads, they make escaping for a few hours all the more enjoyable.
  10. A good young adult book. Something like the Hunger Games or Harry Potter because they are just so easy to read.



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2 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday”

  1. comehometobooks Says:

    Somebody else mentioned comic books — I didn’t even think of them when this topic came up. Not that I read them very often, but they are definitely light and fun. Great pick!


  2. dianatierney3 Says:

    Thanks! I thought they would be good given that they are such light reads and I can attest to how nice it is to finish a story from start to finish during a lunch break

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