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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today’s topic was a genre freebie and though I’m not sure if this post 100% fits that topic, it still feels the most fitting to me. It’s no news to any of you that the world is in a pretty bad shape at the moment. The Corona Virus is spreading and lots of people around the world are affected. People are getting sick, stores are closing, lockdowns are happening more and more, people are staying home and worried as hell.
So this post is meant to help ease the pain some by providing light, fun book recommendations. Books that can help you escape to different worlds for a while. Books that are cute and fun and will help you smile. Books you can binge-read to help time go by.
I tried to incorporate some books I don’t recommend all the time, some lesser-talked-about gems, but I also couldn’t help myself and some often-talked-about favorites also… slipped in.
Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!
Intricate Fictional Worlds To Get Lost In
The world of The Night Circus is the first one that comes to mind when thinking of rich, intricate worlds. This is such a lush, vibrant and whimsical story that’ll guarantee a few hours where you’re lost wandering around the circus, even from home.
Few worlds are as rich and intricate as those spun from Greek mythology, and this gorgeous retelling featuring Circe, powerful and banished witch, will reel you in for sure.
If you’re looking for a book that reads like an anime, this one’s for you! Filled with mythical creatures such as kitsunes and shinigami, this book is an action-packed adventure.
This series starter inspired by Ancient Arabia, is magical and breathtaking, featuring a Hunter, a Prince of Death and a lost magic artefact.
In this sci-fi world, automae have taken over the world, reducing humans to slaves. One human girl is planning her revenge and plotting to assassinate the sovereign’s daughter. Except… she may be getting feelings for her.
A fantasy romance set in modern-day Seoul, this story features a gumiho, the mythical nine-tailed fox that devours the energy of men to survive, and the human boy that is drawn to her.
Funny books To Make you Smile
Written as letters to her two daughters, this is hilarious and filled with the trademark Ali Wong humor. Sometimes raunchy but always real.
This rom-com about two office nemeses up for the same promotion has just the right balance of humor, snark and chemistry.
An older one, but still a good one! This book feels like Mindy herself is just chatting with you and is very funny and smart, completely real and down to earth, and even kind of inspirational and motivational.
Cute and Sweet to lift your spirits
Charlie and Nick are just the cutest and this graphic novel just feels so pure and wholesome, okay?
Look, I’m not a big soccer fan, but if you add in amazing friendships, a Hufflepuff vibe and the cutest friends-to-enemies-to-lovers romance ever, I’ll read it, and I’ll even love it!
We may be stuck at home right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel through Europe through books, right? This story about a girl, pretending to be her much more travel-savvy older sister, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe will warm your heart.
Fun series to binge
The Windy City Magic trilogy features Amber, born to a family of witches but without any witchy powers. Her power though? She can see someone’s true love by looking into their eyes. Cool right? Until she starts falling for someone – and it’s not herself she sees in his eyes. This is a fun fantasy romance adventure featuring witches, mermaids, vampires, faeries and all kinds of fun magical creatures.
This is a reverse harem story, so it may not be for everybody, but it’s a fun, light-hearted fantasy adventure with loads of romance in it, so could be fun right? The story is about a thief who sneaks into the castle to free a friend, and ends up pretending to be a lady and competing in the royal trials, a series of dangerous trials meant to weed out the future queen. Except in doing so, she not only uncovers a deadly complot, but also develops feeling for all three of the princes. An easy, addictive read.
I know, I rave about this series all the time, so I’ll keep this short and direct you to my post 7 reasons why you should try the Guild Codex series by Annette Marie.
I hope you and your family are doing well?
What kind of books are you reading to deal with the current situation?