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  1. Maithal

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    I always wanted to be an avid reader, but I can barely get into books. They have to be soooo good (a can't put down book) in order for me to read it from start to finish.

    Highly recommended is...

    For Matrimonial Purposes by Kavita Daswani (I believe)

    I'm going out of the country to visit my grandprarents from July 3rd-18th and want to know which of these books are REALLY good. I have them all so I don't have to worry about potentially losing/leaving them at grandparents if they are library books.

    1.) The Sweet by and By - Todd Johnson
    2) Comfort Food - Kate Jacobs
    3.) Moon Shell Beach - Nancy Thayer
    4.) P.S. I Love You - Cecelia Ahern
    5.) Visions in White - Nora Roberts

    Are any of these a "can't-put-down" book? Or are there any others you recommend? I like realistic stories with maybe a little romance. Something summery about the beach maybe?

    Anyone read Once in Every Generation by Lauren B. Grossman?

    Although I am excited to go, I need a good book to occupy me while I'm away from my BF and during down time as well.

    TIA!
     
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  3. stargirl

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    I haven't read any of the books you have listed (though I have read some books by Kate Jacobs, Nancy Thayer, and Nora Roberts that I'd consider "okay"--not books that you can't put down, though).
    For a light, easy, fun read I'd recommend books by Carol Snow (one of the few chick-lit authors I like).
     
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    Do you like memoir? If so, try "The Reading Promise" by Alice Ozma. It will inspire you to pick up a book the rest of the summer.
     
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    I read The Vision in White series by Nora Roberts. Very light reading. I finished in a day (but I am an avid reader!)
    Some of the best books-couldn't put down because the characters just came alive for me-are:
    The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    Any book by Mary Kay Andrews:The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Little Bitty Lies, Hissy Fit, Savannah Blues, Savannah Breeze, Blue Christmas (all take place in the south)

    I have read the knitting books by Kate Jacobs, but they are not the type that I couldn't put down.
     
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    I've read the Nora Roberts book, but if you take that one, take the whole series.
     
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    I'm in a 'chick lit' teachers' book club for the summer. Our first book is 'What Alice Forgot'. Professionally, I'm reading the second edition of 'Mosaic of Thought'. And I'm also reading 'One Thousand Gifts', which a friend gave me...spiritual, thought provoking...definitely not light...but I'd need at least 4 books for a 2 week vaca....:D
     
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    All of Lisa Gardner's books are "can't put me down" books!!!!!!
     
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    For me, "can't put me down" books are thrillers, packed with suspense and action.
     
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    The Hunger Games trilogy is great...but NOT beachy or romantic!:lol:
     
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    I liked PS I Love You. :) I think if you like that one you'd like The Time Traveler's Wife, too.

    I just finished Water for Elephants and really enjoyed it.
     
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    That describes every one of Lisa Gardner's novels!
     
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    All of the books by Emily Giffin were great page turners. These are "chick lit".

    The Sookie Stackhouse novels are good and are light reads for the most part. HBO's True Blood series is based off of this series.

    The Help was excellent - it took a couple of chapters to get me hooked, but once I was hooked I couldn't put it down!

    I love anything by Bill Bryson - especially I'm a Stranger Here Myself. He is very funny!

    David Sedaris is a very funny author, as well.
     
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    I loved The Time Traveler's Wife.

    I just finished Marta Perry's Three Sister's Inn trilogy. Very light reading, but very hard to put down!
     
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    Cza, I just read the reviews on Amazon. I will have to check out this book!
     
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    I LOVE Bill Bryson; my personal favorite is A Walk in the Woods.
     
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    Missy,

    I just started reading "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid". It is stories from his childhood, of course with a history lesson built in. Funny as usual, so far!:thumb:
     
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    I didn't care for that book as much as his others, but my husband loved it!

    I just finished "At Home", a history (with lots of hilarious commentary!) of homes.

    I hope he does another travel book sometime.
     
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    Hey, LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!! :p


    Today I read "Heaven is for Real." http://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Real-L...=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1309386746&sr=1-1

    Not my normal chick-lit book. It was a freebie from the principal; he referred to it at his Graduation speech and so many people asked about it that he got us all a copy.

    I read it in about 2 hours and enjoyed it tremendously, though it did have me in tears once or twice-- no surprise there.
     
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    Oh, friend, I'm sure you don't forget much.:D
     

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