Friday, July 2, 2010


I'm going with BEACH READS.

As everyone knows, I'm currently finishing up some serious academic reading for my summer school class; however, next week I'm going on my Dream Vacation in The Dells, and I'm going to want to download some footloose-and-fancy-free books to my iPad.

Here's my situation: I read pretty widely. I like serious, literary-type fiction, and I also like the whole Shopaholic series.

Right now I'm reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, which I really like, but that book features ghosts. I'm not good at reading about ghosts (or violent crime or suspense) before bed.

Can you suggest a beach read that's very engaging and that I'll be able to read at all times of the day and night? Following in the footsteps of Challenge Bloggers Rosalyn and Lee, I'm going to offer incentivized commenting on this post:

If you give me a BEACH READING (full disclosure: I'll be reading this at a WATERPARK) suggestion in the comments, I'll send you a post card from my trip to the Wisconsin Dells. If I don't have your address, you can Facebook it to me. If we're not FB friends, you can send it to my blog email thesavvymomblog @

Okay! I'm so excited!


Beth said...

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The House of Sand and Fog

Have fun,
Beth Mohs

Erik said...

Anything by Nelson DeMille, especially Plum Island and The Lions Game.
For non-fiction, I've been reading The Unlikely Disciple, which you might find interesting.

~Erik from 6th hour

jdoc said...

You've probably read Bel Canto already. So good. I'm also thinking something YA might be good for the "beach" at Dells. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel is an excellent adventure.

LH said...

Did you read Hunger Games? I liked it a lot. I'm enjoying Borrowed Names right now. It would be a v. quick read if I read it regularly.

Molly said...

I liked the Colour of Water (McBride).
Also, have you read The Help yet?
I also recently read Loving Frank, and that was good and easy.
Finally, how about The Painted House (Grisham)? I read the whole thing on my flight from Heathrow to SFO.

Martha Pettee said...

One Fifth Avenue by Candance Bushnell. Really.

Jill said...

I am reading a good YA text now that just came out: Will Grayson Will Grayson. Another interesting book by one of its authors (it is a co written book) is The Realm of Possibility. But then again, these are about HS kids, so maybe that is not really a good vacation read for you... ;)