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Light reading

Some books are inspirational. Others are intellectually stimulating or emotionally comforting. Then there are those juicy, mindless reads that are only good for a plane ride or the beach. Which books or authors fall under this last category?

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  • Sookie Stackhouse books, anything written my Cindy Feehan, and Vampire Academy.............light, fun, and easy reads.

  • Без сомнения, книги Дарьи Донцовой. Только закрываешь книгу и всё, что читал, моментально вылетает из головы и больше туда не возвращается. Но наверняка это не единственный автор, просто другие действительно пустые и не запоминаются никак. А Донцова всегда на слуху, потому и не забывается.

  • For me, it has to be the Twilight series. They are mostly fluffy and harmless with a bit of action and excitement. I know some hate it with the fire of a 1,000 suns and others adore it to such an extent that they become scary (I have seen pictures of scary women!), but I quite like it and it is fairly easy to read. It's like a Mills and Boon but much more innocent and added supernatural creatures.

  • I would say Twatlight, but no. "Mindless" doesn't begin to describe it. :|

    To me, any romance novel is this. I don't like romance, but some are guilty pleasures. I felt this way about The Time Traveler's Wife. It was a good book with a neat concept, but the "OMG SEX SEX SEX" didn't sit well with me. I mean, yeah, I get it. They're in love. But I didn't need to know how much physical love went into it (it still kinda squicks me out how their daughter was conceived D8).

    It also kind of irritated me how the only two gay/bi/I can't remember people were or already did end up with their own tragic ending. The book has a very bitter-sweet ending overall, but it was just weird how it dragged everyone else down with it.

    Gomez was my favorite character. And yes, I admit that I wanted him and Henry to hook up for a one-night-stand just for the lulz. :D But I can't help but feel irked about how Gomez kept nurturing this marriage-breaking love towards Claire. I understand that there are people who do that, but c'mon! She was happily married, had a daughter, and then was grieving. YOU DON'T DO THAT SHIT, GOMEZ.

    Horribly and morbidly, my favorite part of the book was when Claire had her one-millionth miscarriage in bed and Henry freaked out and they both cried over their unborn baby. :( It just felt so real and was pretty much the one part that struck me hard and made me cry. DX When things get me to emote, they're usually what I love most about books.

    Er, so yeah. Guess I needed to vent about that book. XD

    In conclusion, romance novels=brainless reading guilty pleasures for me. :D

  • It has been awhile since I've been on a plane or to the beach. Fairy tales I love them for the simple fact that most of them are short, enjoyable reads. Most of the ones I'm familiar with are by the Grimm brothers and a few by Hans Christian Anderson. I'm looking for more and so far have found some Irish and Japanese ones and someone on gaiaonline pointed me towards some Russian and Ukrainian ones.

    Also The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
  • I love, love, love anything from Christopher Pike's YA horror phase. Little paperbacks in brainstabbing colors full of farfetched, moonbatty, dead-teenagery goodness. Decently written, too, compared to some of his peers. They're an endangered species, so I've been known to make off with boxes of them at a time. Laurie Halse Anderson is okay, too. I like that she recognizes the complexities of adolescence. No one's popularity or notoriety is cranked full blast at all times. Often you're just moving through another day, making memories out of the most trivial events. And Francesca Lia Block. I've never understood the appeal of faeries, genies, and other shady, diaphanous wishgranting types, but mix them with the gritty LA underground and I'm all smiles. Especially when it's set in a late 70s/ early 80s timeframe.
  • I have read lots of books already since grade school and so far the only book i could consider a very light reading was Sweet valley high. I can remember i was on the 6th grade when i read all of its episodes and chapters. It was like, only for fun and pass time while waiting for the next subject to start. I began reading inspirational books when i was in college and they are so comforting and at the same time informative, it really helped me in dealing with everyday living. I have so many books, not to mention *christian books* at home* some i have not finished yet. Though today, im in to Novels, they are still somehow touching?,helping me go through emotional problems?!?tsk. Theyre fun,inspiring. LOL. Especially Nicholas Sparks books, I so love it.

  • я такие не читаю, поэтому не могу назвать авторов - современная литература вообще представлена пообными в изобилии

  • Дарья Донцова, любовные романы.
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