Light Reads


The Wedding Date, The Proposal, The Wedding Party, and Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory: (Overdrive in e-book and audiobook). I love Guillory’s romances!  They have a diverse set of characters who are well rounded and the women have so much agency.  They all take place in the same universe but they can be enjoyed on their own.  

Eloise by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight: (Hoopla audiobook)  Ooooooooooooooooooo I absolutely love Eloise!

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina: (Overdrive e-book) Lovely coming of age middle grade/young adult novel about a girl dealing with some changes in her family and navigating middle school drama.

Bridgerton romance novels by Julia Quinn: (Overdrive as e-books and audiobooks. Hoopla audiobooks)   British historical romance novels that are light, fun, and full of likable characters.  I have absolutely nothing in common with any of the characters, all of whom are connected to a sibling in the Bridgerton family, but I enjoy them anyway.

Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume (Overdrive e-book and audiobook): She has some more well known titles, I think, but this is my absolute favorite by Judy Blume.  Despite the fact that she was a young girl in the 1940s, I related so much to Sally and her family.  As a 10 year old, I found myself quoting Sally’s Ma Fanny, saying, “Knock on wood” and “God Forbid” which was pretty funny for a fifth grader.


Fieldwork Fail by Jim Jourdane

How To:  Absurd Scientific Advice For Real World Problems  by Randall Munroe 

Sourdough:  A Novel  by Robin Sloan

Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caldwell

Silhouette by Robin Hale

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns  by Mindy Kaling

Telepath by Janet Edwards

The Utterly Uninteresting and  Unadventurous Tales of fred the Vampire Accountant  

by Drew Hale

The Great Canadian  Baking Show Seasons 1-3 

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Autopsy Of A Boring Wife by Marie Renee-Lavoie  I recommend this for those of us who are feeling like, hey, can I just have something to read that is light and fluffy like lemon meringue because that is all I can handle right now.  This book is amusing, light and kind of reminds me of some of the movies that Dianne Keaton stars in these days.  Our main character is surprised when her long time husband leaves her for a younger woman.  He found her to be rather boring.  She decides to change all that.  

Doc Martin  Oh, how I love my Doc Martin!  Beautiful scenery, wit, quirky characters, romance.  Doc Martin was a surgeon in London except he has a problem:  he can not handle the sight of blood.  So, he gets a job in beautiful Port Wenn where he runs the medical office and serves all of the delightful residents.  (Several seasons available on Hoopla for your viewing pleasure!)

The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland  This book is very funny and made me laugh out loud.  The Feldmans have a family reunion on a cruise ship and all sorts of secrets are revealed.  It’s light and funny and I really enjoyed this one.

How Not To Die Alone by Richard Roper  This book is hilarious and heartwarming.  If you need a laugh, give it a go. 

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper  Another hilarious book that will have you laughing out loud.  If you like Larry David’s show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, or if you enjoyed Portnoy’s Complaint by Phillip Roth, give this a try.

Something Blue by Emily Giffin  Giffin writes with wit and charm.  Our main character, Darcy, learns some life lessons and this book is like a lovely, soft blanket with a bowl of hagen daz.  

Great light read!

The Assistants by Camille Perri  This spunky, fun book is very satisfying.  The underpaid female assistants, many of whom have overwhelming college loans and can barely make their rents, are tired of seeing their successful bosses rake in the dough.  You will root for them and you will laugh out loud.  This is an excellent choice for fans of The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

A Diet To Die For by Joan Hess  This is a ‘mystery’ but what makes it most fun is the characters.  Claire Malloy owns a bookstore and her teenage daughter Caron is definitely a teenager.  There is a murder but this book will provide you with a steady ‘diet’ of laughs and lightness.  No need for deep thinking or stress with this book.  This has been a long time personal favorite of mine.

Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan  A totally light memoir, this book will have you laughing out loud.  Jim Gaffigan, famous for his stand up comedy, happens to know how to write.  This was actually my first ‘encounter’ with Gaffigan, and I have been a big fan ever since.  No one knows how to do jokes about food, restaurants, and eating better than Jim Gaffigan.

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