Monday, March 5, 2012

Vacation Reads

Many of you asked me what books I read while on our vacation... so I thought I would share.
I can't remember the last time I just sat, relaxed and read a book.  It's been a while!
I read 4 books - and all of them were really good!
This was the first book I read - and I finished it on the 5 hour plane ride over.  I love Danielle Steel novels.  I always love her descriptions and stories behind each character.  Her books are always easy to read, and I always feel like I can at least relate a little bit to one of the characters.  I loved this book - such a fun cast of characters inside, and the meaning behind the book was touching.  I recommend it for sure!
 Madeleine Wickham (aka Sophie Kinsella) is a funny and snappy writer.  I thought this book was great. Once again, easy and refreshing to read with a twist of fun characters.  The plot takes place in a little city near London, and I liked the story line.  I thought it was odd because both this book and the Danielle Steel novel had to do with a house.  This is an easy, by the pool summer read!
 I didn't think I was going to finish both books within the first two days of my vacation, so with nothing else to read, I was limited to the small selection of books in our hotel gift shop.  I've never read J.A. Jance before, but this book was good.  A lot of the story takes place in Sacramento and surrounding areas.  I definitely recommend it and I liked it a lot because it was different than the first two books I read.
This was the last book I read.  It's supposed to be a thriller, but I didn't find it that thrilling.  I recommend it, but it was probably my least favorite of all the books I read.  It's basically about a young superstar who has a double, or stand in, who goes to events as her when she is too drugged out to attend.  It gives an interesting glance inside superstardom and the paparazzi, although I am not sure how much truth there is to it!

Any other great books you think I need to get my eyes on?  
I am trying to keep reading - it's always good for me to feel like I can escape to a book :)

Also... thank you for the compliments on my dress in the last post.  It's from H&M, and I got it a few weeks ago!  We had a great time on our trip and feel so lucky to have gotten to go to Kauai again... what a gorgeous place!!

11 comments:

Nantucket Daffodil said...

nice selection...a little of everything...funny, I don't get serious reading in until summer vacation.

Lori said...

I love a good read Tracy and I have a few Danielle Steel novels in my to read pile right now. Sophia Kinsella is always a fun read ~ I really enjoy her books. I am currently reading the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich and they are mysteries and funny ~ I recommend her writing ~ they are easy reads and entertaining too. 4 books read ~ I call that a good vacation!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Thanks for the suggestions, they sound like good vacation reads. I'm reading Unbroken right now. It's really good - not my typical read, it's about a WWII pilot who was shot down but I'm really enjoying it!

Bethany said...

I love Sophie Kinsella. I haven't read that book though! Def gotta check it out for a laying out day :)

CMae said...

I love book reviews! i haven't read any of these authors!

Lei said...

I like Danielle Steel books, too. Easy to read. :) I've been reading YA books lately since I signed up to host blog tours for them. :P

<3
Lei

P.S. I'm hosting a book tour right now. You may want to join the giveaways. Amazon gift cards and a Kindle Fire are up for grabs. It's over here/. :)

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Smile Steady said...

I've been reading a lot more lately, so I appreciate the recommendations! If only I could find more time to actually sit and finish a book... :)

Natasha said...

holy moly friend...you were a reading machine!! i am WAY impressed--i wish i could get through that many books in that amount of time!

Marci @ a smile a day said...

I read a book called "An invisible thread" not too long ago that's a memoir & I thought it was great! Good eye opener to appreciate what you have too. I actually did a blog post about it & some of my other favorite books not too long ago! Thanks for the recommendations I love reading :) definitely the best escape!

An invisible thread post:

http://xomarci.blogspot.com/2012/02/invisible-thread.html

Other faves:

http://xomarci.blogspot.com/2012/01/its-raining-its-pouring-lets-read.html

Hope you find something you like :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'll have to read Fatal Error!! Have you read the Women's Murder Series? it's really good! Book 11 just came out.