I have to share with you all the name of one of my favorite authors. Sophie Kinsella. She writes what I affectionately call "British Chic Lit".
All of her books are great. Quick, easy, humorous reads. One of her books was recently made into a movie (actually it's a book series) - called "Confessions of a Shopaholic". I've mentioned on my blog before how much I abhor movies based on books I've read. Of course the books are so much better, and of course they butchered the "Shopaholic" movie. I mean, the main character is of course BRITISH and in the movie they made her AMERICAN.... it's just a downhill slide from there when you change the Britishness of something (I made that word up, Britishness...).
Anyway, I just finished her most recent book. It's called "Twenties Girl", and like her others, it's a great read. This one is actually a ghost story, believe it or not. Not a scary ghost story, a humorous, lovable ghost story.
If you're looking for some great, lighthearted books, I highly recommend you request some Sophie Kinsella novels from your library soon.