As this is one of my favorite topics, I had to participate. So here, I go! All the books I'm a little embarrassed to enjoy so much...
Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys--This book is first, because it is my go-to when I need some cheering up. I may not be 14 anymore, but I still remember begging my parents to send me to an all boys boarding school (they said no) and Megan suddenly living in a house full of boys is the kind of conflict and tension I adore. Plus the characters are great, with lots and lots of drama, humor, and romance. I giggle the entire time I read.
Stephanie Plum--This is my newest guilty pleasure and, okay, I've only read one so far, but you can't have a super hot cop/escaped criminal handcuff the main character naked to her shower while he ransacks her apartment for what she stole from him without fits of laughter. This book was exciting and funny and I have never related more to a character. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
The Great Gatsby--An unlikely addition to this list, but it belongs here, because of my reluctance to say it is my favorite book. It is, it gets better every time I read it, and I've reread it after the multiple papers for multiple classes. But, the truth is that when people say that their favorite book is a classic, I tend to roll my eyes. Somehow, I don't believe them. It always seems far too likely that they want to appear smart and are afraid of admitting their twilight obsession.
And my favorite guilty snack for my guilty readings.... hands down Ben & Jerry's Half-Baked (but I get the froyo instead of the ice cream to ease the guilt).
Half vanilla, half chocolate, with cookie dough and brownie bites? No wonder it's my favorite... although most of the time I try to stick with fruit and yogurt smoothies.
What are your guilty pleasures?