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Top Ten Tuesday: When You’re in the Mood for Light and Fun

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Welcome back to BookTasty!

Every week I participate in The Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday event. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is focused on books that are light and fun reads.

Light and fun reads are super important and necessary to any reader’s repertoire, just like the deep and serious books are. You can’t have too much of one type or else you get bored. Sometimes you’re in the mood for a deeper more complex story, and other times all you need is a break! So, what books do I recommend if you’re in the mood for something of the not-so-serious and complex type? Well, let’s take a look at some fun and entertaining reads!

I'd Tell You I Love You but then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally CarterGallagher Girls series by Ally Carter

These do get darker as the series progresses, but even in this Carter manages to keep the mood light.

Poison by Bridget ZinnPoison by Bridget Zinn

Poison is such a fun fantasy read. It’s a great new addition to my list!

Smile by Raina TelegmierSmile by Raina Telegemier

This graphic novel is so fun and sweet you can’t help but…smile!

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn ChildsForgive my Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

A fluffy mermaid fantasy full of corny puns and sweet romance.

The Luxe by Anna GodbersenThe Luxe series by Anna Godbersen

Elaborate gowns and tantalizing gossip make for a simply entertaining read.

Hush Hush by Becca FitzpatrickHush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

A fun not so serious supernatural romance.

39cluesThe 39 Clues series by various authors

It’s like National Treasure in book form. SO FUN!

Austenland by Shannon Hale

Austenland by Shannon Hale (not YA)

Jane Austen. Romance. Darcy. Need I say more?!

Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg CabotThe Heather Wells series by Meg Cabot (not YA)

A murder mystery series in chick lit form. Heather Wells is a hilarious Bridget Jones-like character who makes you love her and laugh at the same time.

A Rather Lovely Inheritance by CA BelmondA Rather series by C.A. Belmond (not YA)

This is just such a breezy chick-lit mystery series set in many gorgeous and luxurious locales across the world.

All of these are titles I love and recommend to you. They’re light and fun reads that are good mix-ins between more weighty reads. Do you have any suggestions for books on the airy and delightful side?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want To See Made Into Movies

Its Tuesday and time for a Top Ten list!

In honor of the Hunger Games coming in March (its not March yet?! Crap!) I’ve been dreaming about certain books and how I’d love to see them made into movies. Today’s list is ten movies I want to see made into movies. Go!

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra ClareClockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

It’d be like PBS’s Masterpiece Theater and Twilight having a love child (only it’d be better than Twilight).

IQ Independence Hall by Roland SmithI.Q. Independence Hall by Roland Smith

I think its time for a fun teen spy film to hit theaters!

Incarceron by Catherine FisherIncarceron by Catherine Fisher

I admit this one would be hard to do because they’d have to create the prison and the realm, but I think it’d be worth the try. Apparently it is actually in the works and rumor has it that Taylor Lautner will be playing Finn…hmmmm…/p>

Divergent by Veronica RothDivergent by Veronica Roth

Nothing supernatural, just gritty dystopia. Please!

Book of A Thousand Days.jpgBook of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

I think theaters need a good fairy tale retold and Shannon Hale does them so brilliantly.

The Luxe by Anna GodbersenThe Luxe by Anna Godbersen

I’m thinking that whoever designs costumes for Downton Abbey could have a field day with this one! Can I be in it? I’ll just stand in the background as long as I can wear a dress like that (see above).

Uglies by Scott WesterfeldUglies by Scott Westerfeld

Science Fiction fans would flock to the theater for this one. And I know there has been talk of a movie adaptation of this one but I haven’t heard anything recently.

Vladimir Tod by Heather BrewerEighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer

I think we need a vampire movie without all the mushyness. Yes. I do.

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy BlundellWhat I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

I’m totally picturing Carey Mulligan in this role. I know she’s not a teenager, but she has the right look.

Lost Time by Susan Maupin SchmidLost Time by Susan Maupin Schmid

More Sci-Fi! This one would be hard too, because of the different creatures. Muppet creatures?!

The 39 CluesThe 39 Clues series by various authors

I loved National Treasure, can we redo it with kids?! It’d be so much fun!

Are there any books you’d love to see made into movies? Let me know!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Holiday Shopping Guide

Are you looking for the perfect book for your favorite reader? Well, today’s Top Ten Tuesday’s goal is to make that a little easier for you. Today I highlight ten different types of readers and provide titles that may be the perfect fit. The recommended titles are broken up into Young Adult (YA) and Middle Grades (MG) so you can get a better idea of the level of interest. Some I have read and reviewed, others I have posted as suggestions by my students; some are newer and some were published a few years ago. I really hope they help!

* I’ve Read ** I’ve Reviewed

The Teen Angster

13 Reasons Why

YA: Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar*, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart**

MG: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney*, The Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell

The Dystopian Dreamer

Divergent by Veronica Roth

YA: Divergent by Veronica Roth**, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner*

MG: The City of Ember by Jeanne Du Prau, The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld**

So Fond of Fairy Tales

YA: Graceling by Kristin Cashore**, A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce*

MG: Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica day George*, Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale*

The Girly Girl

YA: What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen**, and The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han**

MG: Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard**, Thirteen all by Lauren Myracle

Looking for LoveLola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

YA: Lola and the Boy Next Door, or Anna and the French Kiss **by Stephanie Perkins

MG: The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot*

Fantasy/Supernatural Fans

YA: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray*, Incarceron by Catherine Fisher**, The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare**

MG: Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George*, The Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson*

Mysteries and Such

YA: Heist Society series by Ally Carter, The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

MG: Shakespeare’s Secret by Elise Broach*, Scat by Carl Hiaasen*

Sports SpectatorsGym Candy by Carl Deuker

YA: Gym Candy by Carl Deuker, The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

MG: Football Hero by Tim Green*, Pop by Gordon Korman

Avid Adventurers

YA: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz*

MG: Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith, The 39 Clues series by various authors*

Animal Lovers

YA: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, Marley and Me by John Grogan

MG: Jackie’s Wild Seattle by Will Hobbs*, Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata