The Broke And The Bookish, who each Tuesday ask participants to list 10 bookish somethings. I've been looking for meme ideas because truthfully I'm a little bored with Ordinary Reader right now and being somewhat list-obsessive I thought this might be fun. This week they ask us to list the top ten books we go to when we need something light and fun to read. I have a melancholy tendency to read serious things but there are a few books that I enjoy as lighter reading, though I don't know if others would call them light or fun.
Here are my ten:
1. 84, Charring Cross Road - this is a series of letters between a girl in New York City and a book shop in England. This book is a treasure.
2. Anne of Green Gables - I love this sweet, funny story of a young girl growing up in Prince Edward Island.
3. The Fairacre series by Miss Read. Delightful reading. I read my first one at Christmas and I am hooked.
4. The Amelia Peabody mysteries by Elizabeth Peters. I've read a couple of these and go to the next in the list when I need something light.
5. The Sunday Philosophy Club series by Alexander McCall Smith. This is another series I go to when I want something that is easy to read but still has an interesting story.
6. Books about books or set in book shops, libraries, etc. I find these the most fun of all.
7. The Provence books by Peter Mayle. I will never tire of these books.
8. Anything by Maeve Binchey, who was a great storyteller.
9. Anything by Rosamunde Pilcher, another wonderful storyteller.
10. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons - this is one of the funniest things I've ever read! Deliciously odd.