Thursday, March 8, 2012

Book Recommendations

At 5:00 today, my Spring Break will officially begin.
I'll be heading to the beach with Jasmine, planting my bottom in a chair, and reading to my little heart's content.

So, with that being said...
I need some book recommendations! 
I've read all of Emily Giffin's books, the Hunger Games, Dragon Tattoo series... (I know those are frequently recommended) 
so outside of THOSE... lay 'em on me!




I gotta load up my Kindle before we hit the road!

28 comments:

Heather said...

An American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld, anything by Sophie Kinsella, Flat Out Love by Jessica Park, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain. Sorry if I've recommended any of these before but they're my favorites!!

Vicki said...

Slightly Series by Wendy Markham:

Slightly Single (Slightly, #1)
Slightly Settled (Slightly, #2)
Slightly Engaged (Slightly, #3)
Slightly Married (Slightly, #4)
Slightly Suburban (Slightly, #5)

One of my favorite series!!! :)

Katy said...

If you liked the Hunger Games I would suggest Divergent. I really liked that and Sophie Kinsella's newest book, I've Got Your Number, was awesome!Sarah's Key and Last Night at Chateau Marmont were great too!

xo kelsey said...

all of chelsea handler's books are hilarious! and i recommend anything by sophie kinsella. i haven't read it yet, but i heard her newest book "i've got your number" is good! have fun at the beach! :):)

xo kelsey said...

whoops, just repeated what katy said! sorry!! haha

Abbey S said...

Any of Sarah Dessen's books, The Time Traveler's Wife, Water for Elephants, Is Everyone Hanging out without Me?, The Help, Sloppy Firsts, or any of Deb Caletti's books. :)

Ally Garner said...

For fantastic saucy, easy beach reads:

-Conquistadora (Esmerelda Santiago)
-Anything by Pat Conroy, specifically The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, and South Of Broad
-Then Came You (Jennifer Weiner)
-The Paris Wife (Paula McLain)
-Any John Grisham
-Gone With A Handsomer Man (Michael Lee West) All of her books are great!

I hope y'all have a fabulous break! Be safe and have loads of fun :)

Turtles and Pearls said...

So jealous! You named about every book that is on my "to read" list, but I agree with Abbey..Water for Elephants was great, if you haven't read it yet!

Kristen said...

If you enjoy Gossip Girl and books set in a historical context, I suggest The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen. I also enjoyed The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani.

Neely said...

American Wife, Are you there vodka its me chelsea, anything by Maureen Lipinski, Bitter is the new black, Carrie Diaries

Amber said...

Any of Chelsea Handler's books, any of Sophie Kinsella's books, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain, The Nora Roberts bridal quartet series..

Savannah said...

Secret Life of Cece Wilks!!!!! SOOO GOOD :)

Jessica said...

I recently ready Tina Fey's book Bossypants. It was HILARIOUS! If you haven't read it yet, that's a great one. Have fun! My spring break starts this evening too and I'm so excited! :-)

Megan said...

Have you ever read any Jodi Picoult? I'm reading Lone Wolf right now and it seems really good so far! I would recommend anything by her! Have fun at the beach!!

KJJ said...

100 Years of Solitude--Gabriel García Márquez

1000 White Women--Jim Fergus

Erin said...

I just read "The Scent of Rain and Lightning" and it was SO good, I couldn't put it down! Also, if you liked Hunger Games, you might like the book "Matched". I just started it (after my 14 year old cousin recommended it to me, haha!) and I like it so far! Another good one I just read was "Save Me" by Lisa Scottoline. I feel like I could go on and on--I read all the time, haha..I hope you enjoy your break! :)

Kristin said...

I like Megan's suggestion of "Lone Wolf" by Jodi Picoult. She researches all her books' topics and is an awesome writer! Some of her other books that are my faves are 19 Minutes, My Sister's Keeper, Handle with Care, House Rules.

Also, FYI....Emily Giffin has a new book coming out in July! :)

Another one that is on my list "Is Heaven For Real?" and Bossypants by Tina Fey.

Enjoy spring break!!

Emily said...

I recently finished Sophie Kinsella's new book "I've got your number" and it was a hilarious page turner! Any of her books won't let you down!!

Natalie said...

American Wife, The Girls from Ames, and Firefly Lane.

Emily Ruth said...

Fun chicklit I love Chasing Harry Winston. Firefly Lane, but you might need some tissues so that might not be the best beach read. The Help, Water for Elephants, Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt, The Secret Life of Bees, and Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is the best book EVER!

Melissa said...

I just finished "The Boleyn Inheritence" by Phililipa Gregory. The same author who wrote "The Other Boleyn Girl." SO GOOD! Sophia Kinsella's new book, "I've Got Your Number" is cute too. And the never fail tear jerker, Nicholas Sparks "The Best of Me"
Have a wonderful vacation. You certainly deserve it.

M said...

The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks



hands down favorite book!

Danielle and Trev said...

ME TOO!!! I'm copying all of the comments from this post. Love your blog. Newest reader!

Arielle Hattan said...

1) I'd recommend getting on a site called goodreads.com. You can get suggestions from other readers and join book clubs.

2) I'd recommend "seeing me naked" by liza palmer,anything by jodi picoult, The summer trilogy by Jenny Han, and Lauren conrad books are fun for an easy read.

Annie said...

I recommend Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Swan House by Elizabeth Musser, or The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. I hope you have a good break, Leslie!

Katelyn K, said...

The Hunger Games are amazing!! If you like Chelsea Handler on Chelsea Lately her books are hilarious, and a great beach read!

Mere said...

I am super late on commenting but I just started "The Memory Keepers Daughter" and I can't put it down! I also really like Chinese fiction....anything by Lisa See. I don't know what genres you really like but hopefully you found some good stuff to read! :)

Katie said...

Yeah, I know this is late and you're not on spring break anymore. But I read all of Lauren Conrad's LA Candy books on vacay one year. They were great beach reads! Or if you're looking for something heavier, David Baldacci and John Grisham are my faves. Hope you had a great spring break!! :)