Easy read ideas

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  1. Rabbitt

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    I do not read much...never had. Do you have any easy read ideas? The ideas do not need to be recent. I prefer books that make me feel good and not keep me thinking.

    I loved Janet Evanovich (Sp?) Stephanie Plum series. These made me laugh outloud. The mystery in them wasn't intense or full of gore. And just enough love story to not be too much.

    I enjoy Nicholas Sparks too and am considering rereading those.

    Although I read the Harry Potter series and Twilight series, these are not my favorites. I read them because everyone else was.
     
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    Have you read any Sophie Kinsella? She writes the Shopaholic series, plus a few other stand-alone books. I think that she is hilarious and I love her stuff.
     
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    I loved the Lemony Snicket Unfortunate Events series. The books were decently sized and the reading is fairly easy, but without insulting your intelligence, if that makes any sense.

    The plot is excellent, lots of twists and turns, and some parts have made me laugh until I thought I might wet myself. Seriously. It's good stuff.

    I think the series is marketed toward younger kids, but there is definitely an adult humor there to be appreciated.
     
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    No I have not! I'll write it down...Thanks!
     
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    Another one to write down! Thanks!
     
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    I second Sophie Kinsella for a light, easy read. Along those lines, I would also strongly recommend books by Carol Snow-- also fluffy and fun books, but with interesting plots that don't always go the way you'd expect.
     
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    Which Shopaholic book is first in the series?
     
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    Anita Shreve has some great quick reads! I liked Fortune's Rocks and Testimony the best.
     
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    Have you read any Jodi Picoult? I always fly through those - those are my summer beach reads.

    I read The Reading Promise by Alice Ozma I think last summer. That was a very easy, quick read - a memoir about a girl who had a promise with her father to read to her every night - which they did until she left for college. It was sweet.
     
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    Confessions of a Shopaholic

    The Joanne Fluke cookie shop mysteries series (Hannah Swensen) is another light read.
     
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    She's my favorite light read, too!
     
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    Love the cookie shop mysteries. I can get through one of them in a day or two.

    Sophie Kinsella's latest book I've Got Your Number (not in the Shopaholic series) was pretty good. I picked it up from the library on a Friday and was done with it before Saturday night so I had nothing to read until Sunday afternoon! I hate when that happens LOL

    The author M.C. Beaton also has a few series that are easy reads.
     
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    Love Sopie Kinsella! I enjoyed her latest book, too.

    I read Tina Fey's book (Bossypants) recently and enjoyed it.
     

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