Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun

Tuesday, May 7, 2013



This week's Top Ten from The Broke and the Bookish asks for the Top Ten books you read when you need something light & fun. Here’s a few that always get me laughing.

1) Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

2) The Jeeves books by P.G. Wodehouse

3) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books by Douglas Adams

4) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

5) Me Talk Pretty One by David Sedaris

6) The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson books by Louise Rennison

7) Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

8) Shel Silverstein’s books

9) Almost anything by Bill Bryson

10) The Princess Bride by William Goldman


19 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm clueless about most of these, but Sedaris totally lights up my world. Not every one of his stories makes me laugh, but most of them do. And Me Talk Pretty I think is my favorite.

Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader said...

You've reminded me that I haven't read any of the Hitchhiker books. My daughter will be reading it for homeschool next year and I plan on joining her :)

Sarah said...

Aww, Shel Silverstein books. Such good childhood memories.

Heather said...

Yes to Bridget Jones! I haven't reread those in forever! And anything Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Ashamed to say it, but I've never read Good Omens though. I need to fix that. And I need to get back to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The readathon distracted me.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...


Sandy - That's my favorite too. I don't love all his stories either, but some have me rolling on the floor.

Jennifer - Your daughter gets to read Hitchhiker for school?!?! That is so awesome!

Sarah - I grew up loving his books!

Heather - I just reread Bridget Jones for the first time in 10 years! I hope you like Hitchhiker if you get back to it!

Brooke said...

A great list! Why haven't I read any Bill Bryson? Such a shame.

Red said...

I almost included Rose & Guild Are Dead on my list. And you have Silverstein on here! and Hitchhiker. so many good choices!!

Rob said...

Great list! I really need to read some Wodehouse...

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Brooke - He's so funny! Try A Walk in the Woods or Down Under.

Red - I have tickets to see a back to back performance of Roz and Guild and Hamlet in August. I can't wait!

Rob - That British humor gets me every time.

JoAnn said...

David Sedaris - definitely! I have a couple of Bill Bryson's books here, too.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Love everything you have on this list! Thanks.

Here's my list of favorite Light & Fun reads!

Jenners said...

Great choices … a few I need to add to my list of "I need a laugh STAT" pile.

Susan said...

I haven't read the majority of these, but I do love Shel Silverstein and THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Great choices!

Suey said...

And now I'm sad I didn't think of Hitchhiker's Guide or Princess Bride. Awesome books for this list!

Anne said...

Great list! Mt Talk Pretty One Day is my favorite Sedaris book.

Nikki Steele @ BookPairing.com said...

Yes to Bill Bryson! He's my favorite light read.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

So many hilarious authors to read, so little time!

Bybee said...

Me Talk Pretty is on my list, too! I also like James Thurber.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Bybee - I've never read Thurber, but now I'll check him out!