June 15, 2010

Perfect Beach Reads

This week along with your 3 answers, I would love to also get 3 topics that you would love to have in the future on the Book List. Thanks!

This Week's Topic:
3 Perfect Beach Reads

My List:

1. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
I think when I re-read this favorite of mine this year for the Flashback challenge, I will be reading it at the beach or if I can't get there, then pool side. Just don't splash my book! We will have words. :P

2. The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks
This is one that not everyone has read and the like one book of his not turned into a movie I think. But it was my first Sparks novel and it was because it was a love story that was also smart. It wasn't about some dumb girl and a dumb hunk, these people were intelligent, brave, and flawed. It's a good one.

3. Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson
A little YA fantasy escape. It's an easy read and packed with adventure.

What books do you think make excellent beach reads? I'd love to read your list because I am going to use them to compile my list of books to take with me! lol
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  1. Eat, Pray, Love is on this year's 'to read' list, not having read it yet and it's been in the pile a year, so it's one I was considering as a holiday read.

    As for suggestions for topics, I can only think of one - 3 books which have changed your life.

  2. Eat, Pray, Love is definitely on my TBR list this summer -- great post!

  3. I live nowhere near a beach, so I have no idea what a good beach read would be. Anything you don't mind getting sand on?

    I ordered Eat, Pray, Love from the library because the movie trailer made it look like it would be a good book. lol I do everything backwards. :P

  4. If I see Eat Pray Love or a Nicholas Sparks book, I will probably throw them in the water:)

    Love the new look BTW!

  5. I like light-ish and thoughtful for beach reads: The Help, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, and Olive Kitteridge comes to mind.

    Three ideas are (continuing the summer theme): Favorite Travel Narratives; Summer Reads for Kids (and Childish Grownups); Best Books for a Long Plane Ride.

  6. This is s fun topic! I may give Eat Pray Love a go this summer.


  7. I read "Eat Pray Love" on a cruise and it was a perfect read for that!

  8. Great topic as I'm in the process of putting together my summer reading list. Love your choices!

    Jennifer @ www.justicejennifer.com

  9. I love your list! Beach reads are their own special category, aren't they? I found myself putting down books I wouldn't usually admit to having read (well, at least the Nicholas Sparks one - I was glad to see you had him too!).

    Future ideas:
    -Lists by genre (best sci-fi, favorite historical romance, etc.)
    -Good books for a rainy day
    -Books set in England
    -Books you have to read to your kids one day
    -Favorite dog books/dragon books
    -Books you wish hadn't been made into movies
    -Books you quote the most
    -Books you bring up most in conversation
    -Books that shouldn't have ended up on the bestseller list
    -Books you wish had a sequel

  10. +JMJ+

    Please don't point and laugh, but . . .

    What exactly is a beach read?

    I had thought it was something fun and light, possibly even fluffy; but just a few hours ago I came across a review of a pretty heavy book (dysfunctional family, infidelity, mental illness, etc.) written in a disjointed style, in which the blogger described it as "not a fluff read but a beach or pool read"--and I was really confused.

    Any light you could shed on this would be great! =) Thanks!

  11. I loved Eat, Pray, Love=worth rereading.

  12. I really want to read Eat Pray Love before the movie, but I'm not sure I'll make it.

  13. I think I'm the only person on the planet that hasn't read Eat, Love, Pray. But I have it--if I get to a beach this summer, I'll definitely take it!

  14. +JMJ+

    Lisa, you're not the only one who hasn't read it! ;-)


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