This is definitely an easy Top Ten for me… especially now that the sun is bright and warm, these are fun little reads hat I stand by for lovely summer park reading. As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by the lovelies over at The Broke and The Bookish.
In no particular order:
1. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
I raved about this book a few weeks ago -- I absolutely LOVED this book.It was so much fun and such a joy to read that I literally almost cried because it was like playtime was over.
2. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Always fun, funny and about trying to find your place in the universe. Really strange circumstances, interesting characters. This has always been a fallback for me when I read a heavy book and need a good pick me up.
3. Fool by Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore has a way of making Shakespeare tragedy awfully fun to laugh at. Honestly, any of Moore's books are great when you need something to laugh at - he's made it an art form!
4. Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Not a novel, but comics! You'll probably see me reviewing comics in the future, too, by the way. Calvin and Hobbes has always been a childhood favourite and I've related them heavily to my sister. I'm not at all close with my sister but this is one thing we definitely share in common and the laughs together has given me warm touchy-feelies.
5. Any of Roald Dahl's children's stories. (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach)
Nostalgic children's books. So good!
6. The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
Because it's amusing…and well, everyone needs to read this just in case.
7. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman always writes some amusingly fun books. I chose Neverwhere due to the strange characters and sarcastic wit he writes with.
8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
The books get darker and darker the further you read into the series, but this first book is quite delightful and joyful for the most part. It certainly sends you on a great adventure, if anything.
9. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Another childhood favourite full of heart warming loveliness and happiness.
10. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Although there is some heavy subject matter such as war, this book has bits that make you giggle, and it's a very quick read, but an excellent one.