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message 1: by Kristin (new)

Kristin | 53 comments Hi friends!

This summer, as usual, consisted of a few classics and a few BIG books. I'm re-reading "The Outsiders," my favorite from my youth, currently. I'll be done with that before the end of the weekend.

Next on my list was Dostoevsky's "Brothers Karamazov" but I think I've changed my ming and want something light to end the summer on.

Don't usually do much in the way of chick-lit but both "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "Time Traveler's Wife" are on my list. If not either of those, do you have any suggestions? Thank you!


message 2: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (bellamy22) | 610 comments Anything by David Sedaris!?? He is hysterical


Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews (silversreviews) Breathing Room by Susan Elizabeth Phillips




message 4: by Raymond (new)

Raymond (byraymondarturo) Fiona wrote: "Starter for Ten A Novel by David Nicholls is a light hearted funny book... though probably doesn't have much appeal outside the UK maybe unless you know what Universit..."

I think I'm going to check out that Inconceivable book.




message 5: by Diane (new)

Diane  (dianedj) Hotel Pastis A Novel of Provence by Peter Mayle is fun for light summer read; as well as Prodigal Summer A Novel. I also agree with Suzanne that a Sedaris book would be a hoot!


message 6: by Maria (new)

Maria (minks05) | 481 comments how about the Thursday Next books from Jasper Fforde? fun, light hearted and very entertaining.

if you're willing to read romantic/chic lit, but not that fluffy harelquin stuff, check out the Chicago Stars series from Susan Elizabeth Philips, or the Malibu & Ewe series from Christie Ridgway.


message 7: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Aug 23, 2009 01:35PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1736 comments How about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society?

Katherine, by Anya Seton, is a lovely historical romance.

Fiona - is University Challenge anything like College Bowl?


message 8: by Lisa (not getting friends updates) (last edited Aug 23, 2009 01:41PM) (new)

Lisa  (not getting friends updates) Vegan (lisavegan) Jasper Fforde and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society are both great choices.

I'd recommend Nick Hornby 's The Polysyllabic Spree or Housekeeping vs. The Dirt .

They're very funny autobiographical essays, and they're about books & reading.


message 9: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (pearlady) | 45 comments Sophie Kinsella has another one out called "Remember Me?" it's a pretty quick read, and you don't have to have read the Confessions... books first. :)


message 10: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jentubbs) | 48 comments The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is great!! also, I'm reading the Gun Reader by Hugh Laurie...it's a thriller...but is also extremely hysterical!! I'm about half-way through and I just started yesterday...pretty quick read, but really good!!


message 11: by Lori, Super Mod (last edited Aug 23, 2009 04:10PM) (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10002 comments Mod
The Princess Bride
Post Office
A Spot of Bother
Motherless Brooklyn

Sookie Stackhouse series
Odd Thomas Series
Dexter Series

A wide range of lighter, quicker reads that are thoroughly enjoyable!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1736 comments Yes, that would be College Bowl. Was a TV show here in the states in the 60s, but it's still contested - I played in the 80s.


message 13: by Kristin (new)

Kristin | 53 comments Thanks to all of you for the suggestions. I'm printing this page and heading straight to the library - then the beach - this morning!


message 14: by Diane (new)

Diane  (dianedj) Kristin wrote: "Thanks to all of you for the suggestions. I'm printing this page and heading straight to the library - then the beach - this morning!"

Sounds like a GREAT summer day, Kristin!


message 15: by Calli (new)

Calli Rose | 2 comments Suzanne wrote: "Anything by David Sedaris!?? He is hysterical"

I'm reading David Sedaris right now, he's hilarious.


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