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    Light and happy reads - recommendations

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by edamame, Nov 14, 2014.

    So we all have bad days, sometimes, terrible days when we don't feel like reading something weighty. What's your recommendation for a light and feel good read?
     
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    Anything by P.G. Wodehouse.

    Almost anything by Dave Barry.

    They'll make you laugh.
     
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    Anything by Flann O'Brien. He's the funniest writer I've ever come across.
     
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    P.G Wodehouse is always worth it. As is, I find, Dan Brown.
     
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    You know, speaking of light reads (even beach reading, LOL), I've been reading a lot of books by Jennifer Crusie lately. She does romantic comedy and is on the bestseller list (the same one I ran over the coals here recently:whistle:).

    I had actually never read a book in the romance category before (I'm not kidding, I really haven't :oops:), so when I scooped hers out of the library I had no idea what to expect.

    Basically, it was just hysterical. She has such a great sense of humor and her stories, even with the cliches that most romance novels have, were just plain fun to read:). I've been reading a lot of really heavy stuff and subjects lately, so it was a relief to take a break and laugh my ass off for a while.

    It's definitely chick lit, and I think it wouldn't appeal to a lot of guys. But I love her focus on older women (instead of teens and twenty- somethings), and the fact that she pokes fun at every male/female stereotype in existence. Good stuff and lots of fun.
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    David Sedaris is good for this.
     
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    Not fiction, but Happyslapped by a Jellyfish made me laugh.
     

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