Top Ten Light and Fun Comfort Reads

May 6, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday, Young Adult 43

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. I’m so in need of some light and fun recs right now, so I’m happy to see this week’s topic. I like lighter reads in the spring/summer or anytime I need a little cheering up. Not all of these books are non-stop laugh riots but they have a good blend of laughter, depth, and romance.

On the list are some of my favorite comfort reads, and some more recent faves:

1. Anna & The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - One of my favorite go-to feel good reads. In fact, I may have to re-read Anna and Lola again before Isla’s release. (Review)

2. The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding – Really touching read about a new mother daughter relationship, musical theater, romance, and Los Angeles. I wanted to read it again as soon as I finished. (Review)

3. Also Known As by Robin Benway – Benway’s writing is so witty, and this spy themed novel is a lot of fun. Her novel Audrey, Wait is also a blast. (Review)

4. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick – This is not LOL funny, but there are some heart-warming moments, and I’m in love with the Garrett family. I recently re-read as an audiobook and it is a new favorite comfort read. As far as I know this is a standalone book but it would be cool if Fitzpatrick would write a companion book. (Review)

5. A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger – This book is about a carefree summer gone wrong, and has great character development, and a realistic story. (Review)

6. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith – I’m reading this right now and it’s very cute. Just what the doctor ordered. Great setting, romance and laughs.

7. Losing It by Cora Carmack – A funny, sexy NA novel. If you haven’t clicked with a NA book, don’t give up yet- Carmack has a fresh and witty voice. The companion book Faking it is a treat as well. (Review)

8. Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday – A black comedy type murder mystery that is lots of fun. There are many LOL moments in this one. (Review)

9. How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer - Just started this one because it looks like the very definition of light and fun. It’s about a girl who works at a Fairyland theme park with a boss from hell.

10. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling – Humorous memoirs are always fun comfort reads for me. I’ve read this book and listened to the audio but haven’t reviewed it yet – oops! If you are a fan of The Mindy Project like I am you need to check this out. Mindy has a great sense of humor.

What are your favorite light and fun comfort reads?

43 Responses to “Top Ten Light and Fun Comfort Reads”

  1. fishgirl182

    i think anna and the french kiss is a totally cute, summer read. and i still need to read lola. oops. i have only read one kody keplinger book but really liked it. a midsummer’s nightmare is def on my tbr list. and can you believe i still have a copy of the mindy kaling book (in hardcover) that i haven’t read yet? apparently i fail at read the books. haha. at least summer is coming and maybe i will get some of these books read.

    • Lucy

      I hear ya about being buried in books :) The Mindy book is just over 200 pages I think if you’re ever in the mood for some comedy this summer. Think you’ll like Lola too!

  2. Rory

    Is that the new cover of Anna and the French Kiss? If so, I approve, I really didn’t care for the original.

  3. lmaxon87

    Anna and the French Kiss and Also Known As are on my to-be-read list! Great list!

  4. theairtwit

    Humorous memoirs are great to read. I have so many of them sitting on my TBR list, still, and Mindy Kaling’s book is one of them. I hope you enjoy the rest of Jennifer E. Smith’s books, too.! I’m saving that one for summer vacation (:

  5. beckireads

    I really enjoyed reading your list. I totally agree with Anna being a great light and fun read. I’ll have to checc out some of the other books on your list.

  6. Amy @ bookgoonie

    I hope to get To My Life Next Door soon. Of course, Anna & the French Kiss and Losing It are great picks ;) I want to reread them right now.

  7. BermudaOnion

    I’ve got This is What Happy Looks Like on audio and I’m anxious to read it! I haven’t read any of the other books on your list. :/

    • Lucy

      I considered picking up the audio of Happy- your review will probably make me wish I had it! Hope you love it.

  8. Candice

    I love this list! So many of these I want to read. Especially Mindy Kaling’s book; this one has been on my TBR list for ages!

  9. Sapir

    GREAT LIST!! I am really dying to read How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True. I’ve read so many great reviews of it and it sounds sweet and cheerful.
    I’ve heard good things about This Is What Happy Looks Like too.
    Thanks for sharing!!

    Sapir @ Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl

  10. Quinn

    Yes, yes, yes to Deadly Cool and AKA. And I completely forgot to include Anna and the French Kiss. Grr!

    I can’t wait to read Zoe, and I just checked out Losing It yesterday from the library. I’ve seen it on a few lists, today. :)

    • Lucy

      That’s awesome you found Losing It at the library. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  11. The Polished Page-Turner

    Mindy is so funny! I thought about putting her on mine as well. I think Anna is a staple an a lot of people’s lists. I wasn’t in love with Zoe as much as Smart girls but it was still adorable <3

  12. Stephanie Allen

    OMG. How did I forget to put Anna and the French Kiss on my list?! I might need to go back and edit my post because this is unacceptable.

  13. Maggie

    Wow, I’ve read 6 of these and the other 4 are on my TBR list. Great list!

  14. TrishaDM

    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me was on my list too. Interestingly, I can’t stand The Mindy Project. I tried to watch a few episodes because I loved the book and just couldn’t do it.
    A few others on your list are on my TBR list.

  15. Jennifer

    Yay for Losing It making your list!!!! Cora’s my sister, so she’ll be very happy! I really need to read A Midsummer’s Nightmare!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT.

    YA Sisterhood

  16. thesideofwonder

    Anna and the French Kiss is the next book on my pile to read! Should be starting it any day now, and I’m in the mood for something light and fun so it will be perfect.
    – Annette

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