(Closed) Let's hear em': Guilty pleasure trash reads!

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Post # 2
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I finally just finished listening to the entire Game of Thrones series on audiobooks in my car, so I decided I would treat myself to a bit of a guilty pleasure book since GoT was so heavy. So I bought The Notebook.

I couldn’t even finish it. At one point, with less than an hour left, I just couldn’t take it anymore and screamed “SHUT THE F*** UP” at the narrator while violently shutting off the Audible app with my fist. Me and The Notebook did not work out ๐Ÿ™

So hopefully this thread will give me some ideas of more fun books to rest my brain with!

Post # 3
61 posts
Worker bee

Following! I need some trashy read suggestions!

Post # 4
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

iarebridezilla:  hahaha! I LOVE the movie, but hated the book. Couldn’t finish it.


my favorite guilty pleasure read is the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day. Very reminiscent of 50 Shades of Grey, but better written and with a stronger main female character.

Post # 5
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Bridey77:  Everything I read is trash!  At the end of the day I just need something to dull my mind while entertaining me.  Nicholas Sparks, the True Blood Series, etc.  I can’t share books with friends because they’re either embarassingly slutty or just plain horrible.  You know the kind where in the first paragraph you know what two characters are going to fall in love despite starting off hating each other.

Post # 6
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

afineskyline:  I’ve never seen the movie, and now I’m afraid to try! Haha maybe one of these days …

I did download the first Outlander book, though, and it is really good so far. I wouldn’t consider it trashy, since it’s sort of historical fiction-y, but it’s definitely light and enjoyable fare ๐Ÿ™‚ And I loooooove the narrator, which is so important with audiobooks.

Post # 7
2715 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Phillippa Gregory books for the historical fiction + romance of an incredibly interesting time.

And possibly The All Souls Trigilogy by Deborah Harkness.  I read the first book, A Discovery of Witches, and I’m debating if I want to continue.  But these would be more love-to-hate readings like Twilight or Wild or Eat, Pray, Love.

Post # 8
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Nora freaking Roberts. Please don’t judge ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 9
1032 posts
Bumble bee

Laurell K Hamilton and Heather Graham. ๐Ÿ™‚ Dark and steamy and light and cheesy. 

Post # 10
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

Bridey77:  ‘The Parasol Protectorate’ series by Gail Carriger is a guilty read for me. It’s so silly, but I love it.


Also any of Georgette Heyer’s historical romances. Some are better than others, but they’re just nice easy reads I can really relax reading.

Post # 11
4228 posts
Honey bee

Anything by Marian Keyes!

Post # 13
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Backyard

Bridey77:  For fantasy, the True Blood books by Charlaine Harris and The Big Hollow series by Kim Harrison.


Post # 14
2332 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Bridey77:  The Diary of Jenna Jameson. It is complete garbage but entertaining. It also makes me feel oh so good about my choices in life……. lol

Post # 15
9548 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I forget the author but I read a whole trilogy called the V V Inn which was about, I kid you not, a vampire and her human mate who ran a sex hotel where there was a mysterious murder. One of the few times I’ve outright lied when someone asked what I was reading. Geesh. But the first one was really sexy and really fun to read. And I read them all on my honeymoon, so I can use that as an excuse!

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