No one should ever feel ashamed for any of their book reading choices, but when talking in good fun, we all know those "guilty pleasure" books. Nothing lights up the happy parts of my brain faster than a good one. I love to read my Tolstoy and my Austen; I've been perpetually reading Infinite Jest for the past two years to the point that I'm pretty sure I'm always reading it on some metaphysical level, but nothing gets me more excited when I can find that lovely, candy, soap opera-y goodness in the library or my local bookstore. They are fun, they are addictive, and they are a perfect palate cleanser between more "serious" endeavors, whether it's work, homework, or something else. There's no reason to write off what have been called "guilty pleasure" novels, on the contrary.
All books are worth reading, obviously. But some books are slightly more "guilty pleasure" than "classic literature. Mercedes Lackey is really great at creating romantic fantasy novels that are syrupy sweet. If you want a series of books that are based on fairytales, then look no further than the six titles in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series. There's usually a white horse, a happy ending, and some magic.
Guilty Pleasures is a horror and mystery novel by American writer Laurell K. It is the first book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series. Guilty Pleasures introduces the character of Anita Blake , a vampire hunter and necromancer, who works in an alternate universe where magic, vampires, werewolves and other supernatural elements exist.