Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: 10ish Books When You're in the Mood For Something Light

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Today's Topic: Ten Books When You're in the Mood for Something Light!

Children's & Young Adult Picks:

#1 - The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other) by Geoff Rodkey
This series was one of my new favorite discoveries this year!  12-year-old twins Claudia and Reese turn a (maybe?) misunderstanding into an epic and escalating prank battle! I loved the perspective changes, the hilarious parents' texts, and the clever annotations from each twin.

#2 - Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm
This graphic novel starts off as a light read about a girl visiting her Grandfather in Florida in 1976.  And while this started out as a simple, fun book for me - this Bicentennial Baby loved the references to that era - it gained more and more depth as we discover precisely WHY Sunny is in Florida and away from the rest of her family.

#3 - My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian
Cute book about a rascally kid who has to deal with the disappointment when his summer plans (light vandalism and mayhem) are thwarted when his parents send him to Learning Camp for most of the summer.  I like how this book was honest about this kid's only partial growth.

#4 - Over My Dead Body (43 Old Cemetery Road) by Kate Klise
Clever little book told all in letters between young Seymour, the grumpy Mr. Grumply, and the resident ghost Olive C. Spence.  Fun read and I loved the language play here!

#5 - The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angelberger
This series is hot in my class this month!  Cute combination of Star Wars, origami, and sweet storytelling.

#6 - The Story of Diva & Flea by Mo Willems and Tony DiTerlizzi
Short little chapter book about the friendship between a streetwise cat and  a pampered dog. I'm a sucker for kids' books set in Paris so immediately loved this one!

Adult Picks:

#7 - The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carrier
Delightful series about dirigibles, drinking tea, and defying the standards of Victorian etiquette.  So fun!

#8 - The Boleyn King by Laura Anderson
What if Anne Boleyn had actually given King Henry VIII a son who grew up to be king? This fast-paced novel answers that question and takes you on an amazing ride!  This Tudor fan was fascinated by the twists and turns.

#9 - Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Well - the apocalypse is coming and nothing is going quite as planned! The rank and file demons and angels aren't ever sure they really WANT the end of the world now that it's come right down to it....  Fun, fast, and hilarious read!

What do you think?  What are your favorite reads when you're
in the mood for something light?

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