Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Calling All Bookworms


Attention all bookworms, I really need help here! I am in desperate need of good fiction summer reads. Any suggestions? Here are a few of my favorites.

The Help
Time Traveler's Wife
American Wife
Water for Elephants

All Emily Giffin Books
Something Borrowed
Something Blue
Love the One Your With
Baby Proof
Heart of the Matter


  1. I have my favorite books listed on my blog on the books page! I love reading too:) check it out!


  2. 3 Suggestions-
    1. Unusual Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs. It will make you laugh :)
    2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn- if you love an old book this ones for you and it will inspire
    3. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin- might change your life a little but funny and a good read.

  3. its called Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs!

  4. The Secret Life of Bees
    The Memory Keeper's Daughter
    The Glass Castle

    and if you're a dog lover, The Art of Racing in the Rain.

  5. the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society.
    sarah's key.
    my life in france by julia child.

  6. I've only read Something Blue but MUST read the rest of Emily Giffin's books! I highly recommend anything by Sophie Kinsella; the books are light and hysterical but still well-written.
    xo Josie

  7. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
    A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

    I am *dying* to read Water for Elephants.

  8. I read a book called "Left Neglected". It was such an interesting read and I loved the fight in the main character. Very good book. I also just read a "young adult book" that so good. It is called "The Sky is Everywhere", by Jandy Nelson. Both of these books have a tragic theme, but they both also have a humor that adds to the stories. Loved them both. I could go on and on about books, but I will stop here. :)

  9. Oooohhhh....one more- have you read "The Help"? I have read the book and am now listening to it on audio as I drive around. The audio is great. If you haven't read it and want to, you should put it at the top of your list because it is going to be a movie. So Good!!!

  10. I love to read, but end up mainly reading my kids books, which is fun by the way. I don't have any books to add at the moment but I like all these suggestions, thanks a lot:)

  11. I just finished up Litte Bee, and it was a real interested read. I highly suggest. And I am going to pick up Water for Elephants today!!!

  12. Oooh as a publishing assistant, I have a whole list of recs for you:

    The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (a classic, wry memoir of a dysfunctional family)
    Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (her 2nd book - some people didn't like it, but I love it. It's haunting and beautiful)
    The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins (young adult novels, but a very quick, exciting read)
    One Day by David Nicholls (great for anyone who has had their heart broken)
    The Secrets of the Tudor Court series by Kate Emerson (great if you like regency romances, the Tudors, Phillipa Gregory, etc.)
    The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle (a lovely novel about a teenage girl growing up on a horse ranch in Colorado)

    I could go on for days and days - but based on your fave reads you listed, I think these would be a good place to start. Send me a message if you want more recs!

  13. your book list is definitely my list as well. read all first four and loved them.
    the glass castle is really good as well ;)

  14. no problem! I love sharing books with others people :-)

  15. I'm always looking for a new great books and I have to try American Wife and Water for Elephants. Have you read any of Jane Green's books? I think they're fun (I especially liked Mr. Maybe, Straight Talking, Jemima J, and Bookends). I also loved Chasing Harry Winston, Good in Bed, and Who You Know (by Theresa Alan). If you find any great ones, let us know!

    Also, I'm going to the premiere of Something Borrowed tonight!!! Cannot wait! I hope I see Kate there. ;)


  16. I'm with Valerie. I love all of Jane Green's books. As far as murder mysteries go, I love Harlan Coben, David Baldacci and John Lescroart. Follow me on Goodreads for a super long list. Ha! I think my username is hotpants4979 on there.

  17. The Janet Evanovich- Stephanie Plum series! Such fun easy reads! Plus there are 16 so they will take you straight through the summer!

  18. I use Goodreads too. I have been working on getting through a list of 101 books to read before you die. I recently finished Life of Pi and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Those were two memorable books. I can't wait to be reading a book on the beach this summer :)

  19. Obsessed with all things Emily Giffin!!! Just finished Baby Proof and I LOVED it!! (SOO excited for the movie this Friday!!) There is another series by Lindsey Kelk that starts with "I Heart New York" that's good. I am about to start the next one "I Heart Hollywood" I will let you know how it is!!