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Ten Eight Books When You Need Something Light And/Or Fun
Wow. I had no idea how hard this week's topic would be. As I was looking through the books I've read in the past two years, I realized exactly how much I really love suspense, mystery and angst. Simply put - I like drama with a capital D. This list comprises of books that I, personally, found the lightest from my list. Most of these books do still have some element of danger or drama, but since I don't typically read comedies or satires, what you see is what you get.
1. Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale - The softer version of The Selection by Kiera Cass, Princess Academy is about a young girl vying for the affection of a prince.
The 39 Clues Series, by various authors - The 39 Clues is a middle-grade series about siblings Amy and Dan Cahill who are in a race around the world to collect clues that will win them a million-dollar prize.
3. The Wings Series, by Aprilynne Pike - This series has a completely different take on faeries. Although each book includes some sort of battle, and the last book in the series has a BIG battle, I still felt this series was lighter than most.
4. The Harry Potter Series, by J.K. Rowling - Again, I know the later books in the series were darker than the earlier books, the youth of the characters, and the fun and playful antics that ensure keep the overall mood light for most of the series.
5. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, by Rick Riordan - The combination of Greek mythology and modern day life made a truly unique and fun series. Mount Olympus located at the top of the Empire State Building? Yes, please!
6. Warm Bodies, by Isaac Marion - I know, I know. How can a book about zombies be considered "light" or "fun?" Only because of the incredible writing of Isaac Marion is this possible. This story is poignant and funny and sweet.
7. The Night Huntress Series, by Jeaniene Frost - Many creatures are killed in every book in the Night Huntress series. Some difficult situations have been dealt with. But, I have got to tell you, this is one of the funnest series I've ever read. I end up laughing out loud through at least half of each book. Cat's relationship with Bones, her mother, Vlad, Ian, her team - they all crack me up in so many different ways.
8. The Chicagoland Vampires Series, by Chloe Neill - Much like the Night Huntress series, the Chicagoland Vampires series deals with some heavy stuff frequently. But the witty dialog and snarky banter between Merit and her fellow Cadogan vampires makes me laugh a lot, and makes this entire series oh so enjoyable.