Well, the title of today's post certainly sounds dull, but I assure you it is not. This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic is "books with X setting," allowing participants to choose between futuristic words, specific states, periods in history, or any other place they desire, so I decided to talk about book that take place at least partially on the job-either an unusual one around which the story revolves or a common one that is relatable and realistic. Do not let the title fool you, though; I may have dubbed this post "Top Ten Job Books" for brevity, but no novel on this list is a chore to read!
How could I possibly not include this one on my list? When a girl who has never worked a day in her life suddenly must learn to operate a vacuum and do other minimum-wage tasks, hilarity ensues, especially if the tale is told in the words of Jessica Brody.
The main character in this book gets to magically transform into various princesses and is paid to do it! This may sound like a glamorous sinecure, but the problems it presents are what make this story interesting.
I love this satirical futuristic setting in which teenage girls are paid to carry babies for adults made infertile by a virus.
Theft plots are always fun, and Ally Carter's signature twists make this entire series brilliant.
The actors in this tale taught me a lot about work in a historical reenactment village, including the term "farb."
This book has now graced three Top Ten Tuesdays in a row, and with good reason. The protagonist's gig at a food catering service in this book is perfectly average, but so much happens while on the job.
Passion pours off the pages in this story of one musician's love for her profession and how that love turned sour.
The main character's witty, down-to-earth, and somewhat cynical voice is the perfect narration for the crazy modeling world she is thrown into.
I love reading tales of the rich and famous and the jobs they hold, and Jen Calonita writes this subgenre so well.
One teenage pickpocket has a lot to learn when she is forced into the life of a palace spy in this thrilling historical story.
I hope you have a lovely time reading these books and more once all of your work is done.
What are your favorite "job" books?