Fun fact: I didn’t think I was going to make it to ten! Even though I do like a fun book, I guess I do not read enough of them. OR the light and fluffy books are not that great. So! Something to be mindful of, authors. I need more fun books. Make that happen.
1. Meg Cabot owns this category for me. OWNS. I was reading her book in the dentist’s waiting room once, and someone commented that it must be great because I had been laughing/giggling THE WHOLE TIME. So, yes. Meg Cabot. If you haven’t read her before, I’d start with The Princess Diaries or 1-800 series for YA lit and The Boy or Heather Wells series for adult lit. LOVE.
2. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding is a lot of fun. Bridget Jones is a nut, and I love her for it.
3. I am currently listening to Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park in the car, and words cannot express how fun and funny she is. I love that kid. She makes me laugh so much, not matter what kind of funky mood I might be in.
4. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart. I love the Roo books in general, but the first one is just full-on Roo with all of her wackiness and neurosis.
5. The Bard Academy books by Cara Lockwood. If you are a big lit nerd like me, then ghost teachers (Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, Emily Brontë, etc) coupled with book characters that come to life and engage in all kinds of crazy shenanigans with the school/students might just speak to you.
6. Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer deals with some heavy subjects, but it’s just so darn hopeful that it reads light. I just feel good/better after reading it.
7. You know what’s a lot of fun? The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Super fun book. Better than the movie. Soooooo much better than the movie.
8. I didn’t read past the third book because I felt like the books got mean-spirited, but the first two Georgia Nicolson books by Louise Rennison are laugh out loud funny. Literally. On public transportation, even.
9. I read The Bum Magnet by K. L. Brady poolside, and it was the perfect, perfect read for sitting by the pool or the beach. I highly recommend it for that purpose.
10. 32 Candles by Ernessa T. Carter was my go-to recommendation for anyone wanting something fun and light. The beginning is a smidge dark, but after that, everything is wacky fun.