Ten Light and Fun Books That May Make You Laugh

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are our top ten books that will make you laugh or at least chuckle! I don’t often laugh out loud at books, so I decided to go for light and fun reads which will probably raise a smile! Here are the books that I have picked!

(Book images go to Goodreads)

The Undomestic Goddess- Sophie Kinsella

The Undomestic Goddess

Sophie Kinsella’s writing can always make me smile. Mostly because some of what her characters get up to is utterly ridiculous. Sophie’s books are great for something light and fun. They don’t take too much concentration yet they’re interesting enough to capture your attention.

Adorkable- Sarra Manning

Adorkable

I enjoyed this book. It’s light, fun and easy to read. It was another one that made me smile!

Going Vintage- Lindsey Leavitt

Going Vintage

This is another great light read. It’s got some fantastic characters and a relatable plot. It’s about young people reliant on modern technology!

Geek Girl- Holly Smale

Geek Girl (Geek Girl, #1)

Geek Girl is such a great series. I think it’s very feel good. As the series progresses it’s definitely developing much more depth. I love how it embraces geekiness!

A Sudden Crush- Camilla Ilsey

A Sudden Crush

This book is perfect for fans of women’s fiction (okay chick-lit!)  It’s so easy to read.

The Fill In Boyfriend- Kasie West

The Fill-In Boyfriend

If you’re looking for a light, fluffy, contemporary read then Kasie West is a perfect choice.

Since You’ve Been Gone- Morgan Matson

Since You've Been Gone

This book has its sad moments, but mainly it just made me feel warm and fluzzy. We all want that!

The Break Up Artist- Philip Siegel

The Break-Up Artist (Break-up Artist, #1)

I adored this book. I wasn’t expecting to. To be honest, I thought it would be super cheesy, but it wasn’t! It’s light and fun to read.

The Boy In The Dress- David Walliams

The Boy in the Dress

I was pleasantly surprised by this book, which I recently read for part of the kid-lit challenge that I do with my sister Beth. The comparisons to Roald Dahl are utterly justified in my opinion. This book warmed my heart and made me smile!

Born Weird- Andrew Kaufman

Born Weird

This is SUCH a strange book, but well worth exploring. It’s better not knowing a lot about it before you read it. 

What books make you laugh? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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The Break-Up Artist

The Break-Up Artist

How did I get it?:
I borrowed it from Luna’s Little Library

Synopsis:

Becca knows from experience the damage that love can do. After all, it was so-called love that turned Huxley from her childhood best friend into a social-world dictator, and love that left Becca’s older sister devastated at the altar. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, Becca strikes back—for just one hundred dollars via PayPal, she will trick and manipulate any couple’s relationship into smithereens. And with relationship zombies overrunning her school and treating single girls as if they’re second-class citizens, business is unfortunately booming. Even Becca’s best friend, Val, has resorted to outright lies to snag a boyfriend.

One night, Becca receives a mysterious offer to break up the most popular couple in school: Huxley and raw football team’s star player, Steve. To succeed, she’ll have to plan her most elaborate scheme to date—starting rumors, sabotaging cell phones, breaking into cars…not to mention sneaking back into Huxley’s good graces. All while fending off the inappropriate feelings she may or may not be having for Val’s new boyfriend.

No one said being the Break-Up Artist would be easy.

Thoughts:

This book seemed to be around everywhere in 2014. For some reason I didn’t seem to get around to it around its release when it was prominent in the blogosphere. I’m glad I borrowed a copy from Luna though, as I thought it was a fantastic, easy to read contemporary book.

The Break-Up Artist centres around Becca who is feeling rather bitter about love after having her best friend abandon her for a boyfriend (this happens often to girls!) and experiencing her sister’s trouble with love after being jilted at the altar. Becca decides to do something about it, and for some money, Becca becomes The Break-Up Artist. People pay her to break up couples. Becca has to do some devious stuff to break up couples. Becca learns that love can be even more complicated than she had ever anticipated.

I really enjoyed The Break-Up Artist. I was expecting it to be a little cheesy, but it really wasn’t. I could totally understand where Becca was coming from. I could see her motivation behind breaking up couples, even if I didn’t really agree with it. What I enjoyed about this book was that it does have some depth to it. It’s real in the way it does explore how having a boyfriend/girlfriend seems to define you in secondary/high school. I know from my experience of secondary school, having a boyfriend or girlfriend was one of the most important things and it’s sad that it is this way.

The Break-Up Artist is fun and easy to read. It’s not fluffy, it deals with commitment and relationships in a real manner. Becca’s voice is accurate and believable. It surprised me!

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

A great book which has hidden depth!

Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten quotes from books we’ve read in the past year or so!

Here are my quotes! (Book title goes to Goodreads!)

“It’s amazing how much one person can change the world, even if they don’t know they’re doing it.”- Jenn Marie Thorne from The Wrong Side Of Right

“Love isn’t always pretty. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it’ll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you’re back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way.”- Colleen Hoover from Ugly Love.

“The best things aren’t perfectly constructed. They aren’t illusions. they aren’t larger than life. They are life.”- Nina LaCour from Everything Leads To You.

“Promise was like a precious stone, she told me: hypnotising, but after a while the weight of it could sink you.”- Meg Haston from Paperweight.

“I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”

“Books were safer than other people anyway.”

“Nobody looks like what they really are on the inside. You don’t. I don’t. People are much more complicated than that. It’s true of everybody.”- Neil Gaiman from The Ocean At The End Of The Lane.

“Sing your way home at the close of the day. Sing your way home; drive the shadows away. Smile every mile, for whenever you roam it will brighten your road, It will lighten your load If you sing your way home.”- Carys Bray from A Song For Issy Bradley.

“Knowing the truth is not always a kindness.”- Rosamund Hodge from Cruel Beauty.

“Being single is not a death sentence.”- Philip Siegel from The Break Up Artist.

Feel free to leave me a link to your Top Ten posts and I’ll stop by!

Ten E-Books I Plan To Read This Summer

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten books I plan to have in my beach bag this summer, or summery books. Now, this year I am actually having a proper summer holiday as a celebration of completing my postgraduate degree! I’ve decided (over much deliberation… I do so love my ‘real’ books) to catch up on some books on my Kindle. My kindle is lighter to take and I could do with some books being read on there! So not all of these books are particularly summery, but they’ll be what I read this summer!

Click on the book title underneath the books to get to Goodreads!

Ask Again LaterWe'll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3)

Ask Again Later Liz Czukas- I have heard good things about this book! I don’t know much about it, but I’m looking forward to reading it!

We’ll Always Have Summer Jenny Han- I am looking forward to finishing this trilogy, which has been much deeper than I expected!

Always Emily#16thingsithoughtweretrue

Almost Emily- Michaela MacColl– I’m intrigued by this historical fiction about Charlotte and Emily Bronte.

16 Things I Thought Were TrueJanet Gurtler– This book sounds like it’ll be an intereresting, possibly heart warming contemporary. A perfect beach read.

Boy In The TowerBeing Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker, #1)

Boy In The TowerPolly Ho-Yen– This book has been on my radar for a long time now, and I’m hoping this summer is the time that I’ll get around to reading it!

Being Jamie BakerKelly Oram– I haven’t read this author before, but my friend Luna recommended this book! So of course, I hope to give it a go!

The Break-Up ArtistBoy Meets Boy

The Break-Up ArtistPhilip Siegel– I can’t believe that I haven’t got around to this book yet, so I’m hoping to change that ASAP!

Boy Meets BoyDavid Levithan– I’m working my way slowly through David Levithan’s books and Boy Meets Boy is the next on my list!

Cruel BeautyChasing Stars (After Eden, #2)

Cruel BeautyRosamund Hodge– It’s about time that I got around to reading this book! Hopefully this summer!

Chasing StarsHelen Douglas- I really enjoyed After Eden, and can’t believe I haven’t got around to reading the next book yet!

What will you be reading this summer? Feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!