(Closed) Book Recommendations for the Honeymoon

posted 11 years ago in Entertainment
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

For anyone who is a Dan Brown fan (Angels & Demons, and DaVinci Code) I’d recommend anything by Steve Berry or James Rollins.  For those who want more of a “girly” read, Jodi Piccoult has a bunch of great books (author of My Sisters Keeper).

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I liked Eat Pray Love, but I actually wouldn’t recommend it on your honeymoon because a lot of it, especially at the beginning, is about the author’s divorce!  Not great for post-wedding bliss, unless you want a good dose of reality right away.

Bill Bryson has written a lot of funny travel books that are good beach reads.  My Life in France by Julia Child would be great for a honeymoon.  It’s her memoir and mostly focuses on the early years of her marriage and her time living in Paris and learning to cook.  It’s funny and interesting, and there is a lot in there about her relationship with her husband, which is really sweet.

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Also, Summer Sisters by Judy Blume is a great beach read.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Well I certainly did not have time to read on my honeymoon but the last time I did take a book to read at the beach it was a biochemistry book! LOL

Post # 21
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ditto not reading eat love pray.

I hated it. Granted, I listened to it on tape (read by the author) and the author just came across kinda whiny for the most part. I gave up on it after her Italy trip and her India trip. I just got tired of it =]. But so far, I’m the only one who disliked it (okay and my MIL)

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Read “Jitterbug Perfume” by Tom Robbins!  So good!

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you like romance/drama/timetraveling (no really!) then def. check out Jude Deveraux!  I love “Legend” and “Summerhouse” is also nice.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa

I just read “The Choice” by Nicholas Sparks and it was really good!

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m almost through with Julie and Julia (the movie version just came out). It would be a good beach read, especially if you like sarcasm and/or reading about food. She tends to curse a lot though, so you might want to stay away if that’s a turn off.

Oh, and another good read is Heat — it’s about a guy who decides he wants to become a sous chef for Mario Batali. It made me want to eat a lot of pasta!

Lastly, likewise on The Time Traveler’s Wife. It’s one of my all-time favorite books, and it’s very romantic.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I love reading anything by Rosamunde Pilcher  or Maeve Binchy. Some of the titles I find myself reading over and over again are The Shell Seekers, Tara Road, Light a Penny Candle, and The Scarlet Feather. 🙂

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@ejs: you missed the best part. but, i hear ya….most people i know either hated it or loved it. i’ve also heard the complaint about her being too whiny. regardless, i think she (the author) turned a horrible experience (her divorce) into something insightful and positive (there’s alot of positives throughout the book—-especially the end)….so much so that it’s now being made into a movie starring non other than julia roberts as her…..even if you’re not a fan of julia, how cool is that anyway, to have a major movie star playing you on the big screen?

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