Every Tuesday The Broke and The Bookish provide their readers with a subject for a Top Ten list. This week’s subject is light and easy reads, in other word, books perfect for a day on your backyard in the sun!
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
This book isn’t at all as trashy as the cover suggests. It’s actually a pretty sweet (see what I did there? Do you? DO you?) story about a woman who opens a chocolate shop in a small French town. There’s magic.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
A very calm story with a good amount of humour. It’ll make you smile and feel all warm inside.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
No I can’t praise this book enough. It’s lovely and an easy read, and even though I didn’t really ever put the book down while reading it, it feels like the kind of book you can put down and pick up again without getting lost. If you’re going for a swim, I mean.
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Okay so..I know it might not make much sense to recommend a book that I didn’t really like all that much, however, I think that for a lot of my readers, this could be their introduction to sci-fi. And more people who enjoy sci-fi is never a bad thing. Also I know that this book is generally considered to be very good, so I’m not going to let my anti-YA feelings get in the way of this.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Again, a book I can’t recommend enough. Aside from being a great read, it’s also very easy and heartwarming. It doesn’t take much effort at all to get through it, which is why it made it to this list event though it’s not “fun”. Despite the subject, it’s not at all depressing.
A Winter Flame by Milly Johnson
I bought this book to read for Christmas, because you know…it’s a winter story? It’s very sweet and calm, again, doesn’t take much effort to read. It’s beautiful and makes you feel good :)
Anastasia’s Secret by Susanne Dunlap
Who doesn’t like a nice historical fiction to read a warm summer’s day? This one definitely belongs in the YA section which naturally makes it a pretty easy read. I might be biased because I’m a bit of a history buff, but it’s still an enjoyable read!
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
This was the first book in the magical realism genre. It’s a very sweet and easy read, perfect for a warm day in the sun.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I don’t think I could have a list like this without adding this YA novel, it’s one of the very few that I truly enjoy. Such a lovely story!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
A fantastic read, maybe for most people it’s a little too long to be considered an easy read, but I finished it in one day so that’s okay. This is another one of those books that gives you a really nice feeling, and it’s not very difficult to follow along.
Okay, that’s today’s list! Please link me your posts, I’d love some recommendations on the subject!