07 May 2013

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme run by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we post the top 10 books we go to when we need something light and fun. My list is below, and you can find more here.

I like visual humour, so it is really no surprise that more than half my choices are picture books of some kind. The rest are reliable light and humorous novels. In no particular order:



  • Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie. He's 30. She's 40. She has a funny dog. It's a match made in heaven.
  • Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett. Golden age Hollywood in a fantasy setting with horrible monsters from another dimension, blazing egos and talking dogs? Yes please.
  • Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome. English humour at its finest.
  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. Takes me back to what it was like being six years old.
  • The Hitch-hiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. A classic.
  • One of my Lucky Luke comic books.
  • One of my Calvin & Hobbes collections.
  • One of my Mad Magazine books (e.g. spy vs. spy or Sergio Aragones).
  • Angels on Horseback by Norman Thelwell (or A Leg at Each Corner or Thelwell's Riding Academy). There is endless fun to be had out of little girls on horseback, and Thelwell explored the subject thoroughly.
  • The Terror of St Trinian's by Ronald Searle (this is borderline, as some of the drawings are quite brutal and most of them have dark undercurrents. For the same reason I didn‘t mention the work of Edward Gorey, as it is anything but light even if it is funny as hell).

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