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beach and summer reads

June 18, 2009

beachLet’s talk books!  It seems like everyone is looking for a good beach read this summer.  Here are two links with some ideas that sound good to me!  Leave a note if you have any feedback or suggestions of other worthy/trashy/easy/funny novels.

As for me personally, I am going to give in and start reading the Twilight series.  Everyone is STILL talking about it!  Thanks to my friend Amy for telling me about these links- she is an avid reader and posts weekly to goodreads.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Allison permalink
    June 18, 2009 4:14 pm

    Suz– I have them if you need them! Addicting, easy reads!

  2. Meredith M. permalink
    June 18, 2009 5:21 pm

    I’m finishing up “World Without End” by Ken Follett. Long and totally absorbing semi-sequel to his earlier book, “Pillars of the Earth”. Historical fiction meets soap opera meets treachery, battles of good and evil, medieval medicine, etc.

  3. Stacy permalink
    June 18, 2009 5:28 pm

    Cane River….is a great book I just finished. I can’t remember the author but it’s based on a true story about the days of slavery. A must read! I think it was an Oprah Book Club book!

  4. Sue Gelber permalink
    June 18, 2009 8:09 pm

    Just finished Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Great read, one of the best new books I have read in a while. About to start Cutting for Stone, which has gotten great reviews….

    Last summers highlight was The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald. Loved it!

    • Eileen Stern permalink
      June 18, 2009 9:13 pm

      Loved Sarah’s Key. We read it for our book club.

  5. Christina Lang permalink
    June 18, 2009 8:21 pm

    If anyone needs an uplifting, fun, easy to read book, check out Michael J. Fox’s new book, Always Looking Up. His optimism and enthusiasm for life, despite the travails he has faced, are very inspiring. Also, check out The Survivors Club, a very interesting read and really helps you learn something about yourself (though not in a sappy, typical self-help style).

  6. Eileen Stern permalink
    June 18, 2009 9:14 pm

    Just finished Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Very good read.

  7. Sarah Hepner permalink
    June 19, 2009 7:07 am

    If you are looking for fun and easy The Beach House by Jane Green is a great read.

  8. June 19, 2009 1:56 pm

    Twilight is like crack. It’s a delicious delicious escape! You’ll love it. Meyer is a crap writer but it’s the story that sucks you in. And you could always use it as conversation starter the next time you’re surrounded by a gaggle of 13 year old girls.

    My sis, Meg Pellegrino, met you over the weekend at Brynn’s bday. She’s the one who told me about your blog. Love it. Such great ideas!

  9. June 25, 2009 9:32 pm

    I am going to make my way through The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series!

  10. June 29, 2009 5:12 am

    Twilight series definitely sucks you in…not great writing, but great story. My fave book of the series was by far the last one.

    One of my favourite books is ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ – it’s been around for a while but if you haven’t read it you really need to. Also, the Outlander series – highly addictive and good for beach/cottage reading.

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