Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Beach Reading

I had the chance to cross a few books off my summer reading list in Cancun. I seem to do my best reading on the beach. There is no better setting for digging into a good book than under the shade with waves crashing nearby.


First up, Lunch in Paris. I (not surprisingly) adored this book. As far as memoirs go, this one is romantic and interesting without being too self-indulgent. Plus, it is chock full of unique recipes. I'm itching to return to Paris more than ever!


Next, is The History of Love. I blew through this in a day and I can't even put it into words. I want to read it again. Joanna put it best when she said this is the type of book you hug. Just read it.


This has been on my bookshelf for a few years now, and for some reason I just kept passing by it. I'm so happy I finally gave it a chance. This tale of three women, with three unique problems, sucked me in right from the start. I think everyone could find someone to relate to in this book. Definitely worth a read.


You guys know I love True Blood... I've heard mixed reviews about the book series, so I thought I'd give it a try. No go. I just couldn't get into it. It's hard to read a story when scenes from the show keep popping in my head. I hate to give up on books, but I think this is just one I'm going to have to let go.

12 comments:

Morgan said...

You sold me on The History of Love. Buying it immediately!

Nicole Marie said...

i want to read the paris one real bad

Collins said...

i just pinned two of those books so that i would remember to read them. thanks!

Danielle said...

oh, love good book recommendations

macaronsandmirabelles said...

I agree, Lunch in Paris was really good. Thanks for the other book recs, I'll have to check them out!

jillian m. said...

I have been dying to read Lunch in Paris! It seems everyone and their mother has read this book and it sounds like a book I would definitely enjoy.

Sucks about the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I love the show to death, but I love the book series too. Though I know exactly what you mean about picturing characters from the show. It's hard to get into a book when someone else's interpretation keeps popping into your head.

Gracey said...

Lunch in Paris seems like a book I'd like to read! Hope you had fun in Cancun :)

Lara {simply irresistible blog} said...

I've been wanting to read lunch in Paris! I'm sure I'll want to return there immediately as well.

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I've read the first two, loved both!

Natalie Leung said...

looks like great reads, i ened to dedicate to more reading time~

natalie
http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

Allison said...

My summer pledge has been to read more books, and this list is going to inspire me to read more! As soon as I finish The Help, I'm going to have to read one of these - and I'm bookmarking this page for future reference :)
P.S. If you need a Paris travel buddy, you know where to find me ;) xox

Cara-Mia said...

I keep seeing that Paris one and want to read it just based on the cover alone. :) Glad to hear you think it's good.

I keep thinking I want to read the True Blood books, too, but I heard they are terrible.