Beach reading suggestions

@Kalikala (433)
United States
April 9, 2007 5:49pm CST
I'm looking for some suggestions of books to read on vacation. I'm in the mood for something light, maybe chick-lit- your basic beach read. Since I don't usually read this genre, I'm a little lost as to what to look for! Any ideas?
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• United States
11 Apr 07
I love chick lit! Anything from Jennifer Weiner, especially "Good in Bed", Jane Green is good, Emily Giffin has out three great, great, great books, Marian Keyes is addictive! "The Marrying Game" is another favorite of mine and I am not sure of the author off of the top of my head. Go to half.com you can get all of these books at really good prices, sometimes less than a dollar, and they also make reccomendations. Enjoy your vacation!
• United States
10 Apr 07
The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood (by Rebecca Wells, I think) is an entertaining story of Southern women who have been friends for years. That was made into a movie (though the books are usually better than the movies). I am not that well read when it comes to chick lit, but one book that impressed me was Shopgirl (NOT written by a chick, but by Steve Martin--yes, the actor). It's a novella, so it's a short and easy book to go through. That was also made into a movie but I don't think it was shown nationwide. I am really not good at describing stories, so it's probably best to check out the synopsis on amazon.com, but Steve Martin did a great job at descriping relationships and how people think.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
10 Apr 07
If you want light and goofy... go for Janey Evanovich. Stephanie Plum novels. They are light and amusing. The grandmother is hysterical.
@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Well I am a good person to ask since I LOVE chick lit! I would definitely recommend Sophie Kinsella-she's an author. And she writes the Shopaholic series. But her best book (in my opinion) is The Undomestic Goddess. It is definitely a light read and is very funny. I also liked her book Can you keep a secret? The book Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner is very good, and I loved The Other Woman by Jane Green. Just a few suggestions. Hope these help!
@flipper0 (93)
• United States
9 Apr 07
Look for Pentimento. And, a real classic never-ending lady read, Fear of Flying. Both are great reads and don't require full-focus attention, so you can still look around, close your eyes and sun, etc. One of my favorite beach books is one my son got as a gift awhile back. It's called "Dream Dictionary. An A to Z Guide to Understanding Your Unconscious Mind". Seriously. It just has all these words in it, and what this guy (Tony Crisp) thinks those things signify if they show up in your dreams. Most are surprisingly different than what you'd think. I have had alot of fun with it, and again, doesn't require full attention for hours. Have fun!