I am one of those readers that feels that there is a time and place for all books. And while I definitely have genres that I am more drawn to than others, my list of favorites includes books from literary fiction to the fluffiest of reads. Sometimes, I want the words of literary fiction to wash over me and other times, I just need a mental break. My mental getaways don’t usually include watching television (reality) but they do include reading some great fluff. Between Kirsten and I, we have read so many great books that make us feel good without making us think too much. We have included them in our ultimate list of fluff reads. Let us know if your favorite is on the list. If not, we need to know which books to add.
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I love guilty pleasure royal romances, but this is so much more! Part romance, part mystery, this book has something for everyone and is an amazing beach read. A young journalist is given a mystery to uncover after an old actor passes away, but her investigation quickly turns deadly. I felt all the feelings on this one.
I loved this book and although it’s a long one, it is such a great love story with some historical fiction thrown in there as well. We also included it in our list of books to read if you loved Outlander. So, if you are in the mood for a great read that will keep you enraptured for just a little bit longer, this is your book!
This story about a Palm Beach socialite whose marriage and finances are falling apart was fluffy and fun. It’s VERY heavy on the designer names, fancy restaurants, and chic surroundings, and I ate up every over-the-top description. I spend a tiny bit of time in Palm Beach each winter, so it was amazing to hear about the places I can vividly picture in my head. If you aren’t into fashion or name-dropping, this will not be for you. But it’s a candy delicious treat for a fashion-lover like me!
This is a completely addictive YA series that is perfect for anyone who loves Twilight. It does become very racy as the series continues. When Feyre kills a massive wolf in the forest near her home, a beast comes and demands retribution. Feyre goes with the beast to his home where nothing is what it seems. This is a twisted Beauty and the Beast. And if you love this series, check out our list of books just like it!
When I read this book, I couldn’t help but feel like it was a modern fairy tale. What is life like for people who are so crazy rich? It’s beyond my imagination. This is such a fun read, you won’t even notice how long it is!
The Netflix movie of this book has quickly made this series an obsession. It is the perfect YA romance. In fact, It is so perfect that we have an entire list of books that you should read if you love this series.
I received this book as an advanced copy and devoured it in a day. It is well-written, thoughtful and sweet. It is the perfect book to read if you want a YA to make you feel happy. When Tessa temporarily loses her sight in a car accident, she starts to lose herself as well. Who better to help her than Weston? After losing his legs in an accident years before, he is longing for someone to get to know him and not his injury.
I love Jenny Colgan. I have read every book that she has written and I think it is safe to say that any one of her books could be on this list. But, since this isn’t a list of Colgan’s greatest hits, we decided to include one book with the caveat that if you have read this, pick up the next book of hers that is on your list and you will not be disappointed.
The New York dating scene is not the same as it was during the Sex in the City years. Tinder and other dating apps are taking over and matchmakers are back in fashion again. Sasha is a 20-something new matchmaker who seems to have it all until her romantic life implodes and she left trying to pick up the pieces. This Rom-Com is perfect for the beach.
This was the perfect rom-com for wedding season! 3 sisters, 1 wedding – what could go wrong? I laughed and cringed in equal measure while reading this story. Brenner turns out another great beach read – but there was one editorial discrepancy that stopped me from giving this higher marks. (PS you can read our interview with author Jamie Brenner.)
Look no further than this royal romance. If you haven’t read this romance loosely based on Wills and Kate’s love story, read no further. This is the end all, be all of Royal Reads and it is on the list for our reading challenge
What is so great about this book is that it can go anywhere you want it to. Choose your man and choose your adventure. It is such a fun book to spend an afternoon with. You can pick as many or as few stories that you want. Personally, I found my happy ending with a Scottish man who, in my mind, was Jamie Frasier!
Great book that had me laughing out loud and wondering who in the world does these crazy diets!! I also loved how the story found a 40-something finally embracing her own badass-ness and standing up for her self. It’s the perfect poolside read.
A fictionalized account of the TomKat relationship that was the talk of the town for quite a few years. Told from the perspective of the wife, Lizzie Pepper, we get a faux look at the world of Scientology and Hollywood. It’s over the top in the best way possible.
A regular girl plus a bad-boy pop star who needs to reform his image equals the perfect getaway from reality. The story is predictable which is what makes it the perfect fluff-read. Erin Watt’s Paper Princess Series is a great fluff read that was on our first list. You can see that list here.
Across Europe there are countless numbers of displaced royals. Those people whose families used to rule the various countries as monarchs only to be cast out when the countries headed into the world of democracy. So what happens when you are dating one of these displaced royals when their country decides to reinstate the throne after all? This novel answers that question in a funny, delightful way.
And speaking of Jamie Frasier…this is an adorable read about a woman who goes to Scotland to find her man. The criteria- he has to look and be like Jamie. That shouldn’t be too hard, should it? Isn’t every man tall, handsome and completely perfect? This is perfect for fans of Outlander
This is a completely hilarious book about what happens when a royal watchdog moves into the palace for complete access to the royal family. It is a perfect romantic comedy and has all the makings of a great movie.
Nine Perfect Strangers starts off like Moriarty’s other books- fun and page-turning. It soon becomes something a little more ridiculous which is what makes it the perfect fluff read. There is nothing to do but sit back and enjoy because it is certainly not based on reality.
I started this story the night before the royal wedding. It’s about the spare prince of Britain and his new American love interest. I mean – literally THE perfect book at the perfect time. I devoured it in 24 hours (totally picturing Meghan and Harry the whole time!)
Dimple Shah is not ready to break away from her family and attend a summer program for web developers. She does not want an arranged marriage and thinks her family is finally on board. Rishi Patel, on the other hand, is a romantic who is ready for an arranged marriage. When he attends the same program as Dimple with the intention of winning her over, what is the worst that can happen right? This book is sweet, fun and romantic. It is easy to love the characters and cheer them on.
This is the perfect story for lovers of Downton Abbey. Set during a time where the noble houses of England had giant estates they couldn’t afford, the details the rise of the industrialists. Often to save their crumbling estates, the nobles would marry American Heiresses to get them the capital they needed to keep their estates running. This story depicts one such tale. This debut by Victoria creator, Daisy Goodwin, is well worth the read.
I ADORE this story and have read it numerous times. What if Shakespeare’s Juliet was real and was actually a curse? Alternating between the “real” Juliet’s story and her modern-day descendant’s story, the book proves that love transcends time.
This Hilarious story follows Emily after she leaves Miranda Priestly. Emily is an image consultant to the stars and has started losing clients. This over-the-top world of money, fashion and social media.
This is the story of family, love and a winery all wrapped up into one unputdownable read. What if your fiance kept a life-changing secret from you and you found out right before your wedding? Georgia gets in her car and drives home to the family winery to seek comfort in those that know her best.
If you are looking for more feel good books, check out our ULTIMATE LIST OF FEEL GOOD BOOKS
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This series is laugh-out-loud funny. Each book is a stand-alone featuring a dedicated bachelor from a University’s Wrestling team. They are each tamed by a woman in a totally predictable way, but these books are hysterical. For starters, the author has funny pick-up lines between chapters that are utterly hilarious, but the dialogue between the characters is witty too.
This book was totally unexpected. It was so much fun to read and from an unexpected point of view (The main character is autistic). I was not expecting some of the more graphic content but, I actually felt like it was in there for a reason not just for the shock value.
I knew when I started this book that it was going to be pretty explicit. I underestimated quite how descriptive this book would be. In addition, it also has a good story! What a bonus.
This series has all the angst of Twilight without the paranormal activity. This series has over 7 books of obsessive love. The characters are gritty and totally not realistic for real teenagers, but that’s just part of the fun! Lots of cursing and underage drinking in this one, but I still enjoyed it.
This is basically Fifty Shades 2.0. but the situations are a bit more dramatic, and there is no virginal heroine. Instead we have a billionaire CEO with PTSD and a rich heiress with daddy issues, a former drug problem, and bad self-esteem. In every other way, it’s 50 shades.
Another college romance series — New Adult I think they are called. This one features a bunch of bachelor hockey players. It’s very similar to the How to Date a Douchebag series, but it has a bit more heart and a little less humor.
I’m obsessed with all things royal, so this series immediately grabbed my attention. The royal romp is quite something, it’s sort of a steamier version of The Royal We.