So, when I want to wind down, i like to read "lite" books. Harry potter is a good example. The prose would never be compared to a serious master's work, but the story is fun, and you can read 700 pages of it in one night, or just playfully leaf through it at your leisure. The problem is, most books in this vein are almost unreadably bad. I tried to read a couple of star wars books and they were terrible, I could barely get through them, and this is from someone who wishes the jedi were real, so no. I tried reading sherlock holmes, but honestly, those kind of sucked too. I remember reading "xanth" books when i was a kid - they were great, but would I be able to get through them now? I don't know. Please, please, please - refer me to some "lite" books that you have enjoyed, they needn't have been written exceptionally well, but at least to the level of literary value in Harry Potter - below that kind of ruins the experience. Thank you. any type of fiction is what I am talking about - "confederacy of dunces" and "life of pi" were ok too - but the lighter the better, as long as I can read it and enjoy it.