(Closed) What are you reading?! Need some new books for beach reading!

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Post # 2
358 posts
Helper bee

My favorites from the past year include:


Anything by David Sedaris (although his older books – Me Talk Pretty and Naked are the best)

Beautiful Ruins

Art Forger

Where’d you go Bernadette

Also anything by Mary Kay Andrews – her books are my guilty pleasure beach reads 🙂

Post # 3
3725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline — quite good!

Post # 4
1313 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

I have heard good things about “How to be a Good Wife” (the novel, not the old ‘educational’ one), that’s next for me…but it may be a bit creepy for the beach?

Post # 5
3725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I read a book by “Dilly Court” called the “Workhouse Girl.” I picked it up at LHA as a 2-for-1. It was easy to read.

Question for UK Bees – Is Dilly Court a well-respected author or are all of her books the same? I felt like maybe she just cranks out the same story line in all 5,000 novels. Anyone?

Post # 6
589 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

i read really fluffy chick lit romance…LOL if you want some easy breezy reading with catchy characters i suggest Kristan Higgins, i have read every single one of her books and pre order all the new ones lol so it’s safe to say i love her books.  If you like series, Shannon Stacey has a series called “the kowalskis” i believe its on book 9 now…i also love that series.  As for anything with substance, i really can’t help you there 😉

Post # 7
2934 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I like chick lit for beach reading. I saw there is a new Bridget Jones book. I just read “Wedding Night” by Sophie Kinsella and that was good.

Post # 8
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

Do you have an ereader/tablet?

If so, I would suggest Ken Follett. Pillars of the Earth and its sequel, World Without End are fantastic but are very long and packing them in a suitcase is cumbersome. I love my tablet for vacation reading.

Other great reads…

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani. 

Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson

Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear

The Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig

Thomas Lynley series by Elizabeth George

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Have a wonderful honeymoon and I hope you enjoy your books!


Post # 9
11824 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

If you like Game of Thrones, you should try the Kingkiller Chronicles series. I just started it, and the first book is excellent so far!

Post # 10
1618 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Look up Barefoot by Elin Hildebrand. It’s the perfect beach read. Or any book by her 🙂 

Post # 11
617 posts
Busy bee

Im currently reading Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. Its super bazare but so far a really good read!


Also almost anything by Chuck Palahunick the auther of fight club. One of my favorites is Lullaby.

Post # 12
4412 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

CanadianBride456:  This is totally not an academic book, but I’m re-reading Sisters by Danielle Steel. It’s about sisters dealing with a tragedy in their family around the 4th of July. I have sisters so I enjoy it even though it can be cliche at times. Another fun one is Tall Tales and Wedding Veils. It’s about a woman who goes to Vegas for her cousin’s bachelorette and ends up married to a guy from her hometown after a drunken night. It’s super funny and easy to read. 

Post # 13
4162 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Have you read The Fault in Our Stars yet? Easy read, I recommend it to everyone just because I love it so much. Same with Amanda Lindhout’s A House in the Sky. Amazing.

Post # 15
2 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I love Elin Hildebrand’s books and kristin Hannah has some good ones too.

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