This is my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday. I didn't discover it until after I already started doing the once a month My Favorite Things posts. Once I discovered TTT I would see topics I would love to participate in. As that keeps happening I decided to occasionally participate when the topic is one that I really love. I will still do my own Favorite Things posts too.
This week's TTT topic is Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light and Fun
The MG Choices:
The Kat Books by Stephanie Burgis: Regency England and magic. It doesn't get any better than that. There is a lot of mystery, adventure, and romance thrown into the mix too.
The Penderwick Books by Jeanne Birdsall: This series about four sisters and their adventures and friendships is perfect lighthearted fun. I sometimes read the end of Gardam Street whenever I need a scene that will just make me smile at the end of a long day.
The Contemporary YA:
Meant to Be by Lauren Morill: London and the type of romance I adore most, the bickering in denial kind. Sigh.
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt: This book portrays the sort of family dynamics I like and does it with a lighthearted touch. Oliver is also a perk.
The Sherwood Ring by Eizabeth Marie Pope: You will never have as much fun with a ghost story as you will with this one.
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones: Howl is one of the most infuriating and enduring characters in print. And I love his interactions with Sophie oh so much.
Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn: Julia Quinn is an auto-buy author for me, because she writes such witty dialogue and her books are often hilarious. This one is my favorite. I love Colin and Penelope and how their relationship's development is so tied to words and writing.
The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand: I have never read an adult contemporary romance I have enjoyed as much as this one. Chocolate and Paris. You can't go wrong.
Not so Much LIGHT but still FUN:
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis: Sleep deprived time travelers who are racing between their own time, WWII, and Victorian England with lots of Dorothy Sayers references thrown in. Words can not do my love for this book justice.
The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner: I think this is the volume of the series that I have the most fun reading. It is almost like the reader is a co-conspirator by this point.