July 23, 2013

Reveling in Fun Summer Reads

For Shelf Awareness I've been reading The Profligate Son - which is an excellent history of a Georgian family whose heir fell into debt and disgrace and ended up being transported to Australia. But it's not exactly light reading!

So as an antidote, I just reserved a bunch of fun, light books at the library. I'll be sneaking away for the weekend with a couple of girlfriends while Noel and Eleanor hang out at home, and I decided some light reading for the trip was just what I needed.

Here are the ones I've reserved! I know there's no way I'll have time to read all of them, because let's face it, there will also be a lot of silly reality tv and card games and swimming involved this weekend; but I always take more books than I really need on a trip so I have variety to choose from.

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella. I really liked I've Got Your Number, and laughed out loud a lot while I was reading it. Wedding Night doesn't get as many good reviews as that one; but I'm hoping it's still fun.

Heroes Adrift by Moira J. Moore. I'm checking this one out based on a recommendation from Charlotte of Charlotte's Library; who vehemently insists this series is much better than its cover art implies. I hope she's right!

Size 14 is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot. I read Size 12 is Not Fat a few years ago, and enjoyed it, so I decided to grab another one in the Heather Wells mystery series. Actually, now that I think about it, I maybe read Size 12 on the plane on the way to San Francisco for our honeymoon, almost seven years ago!

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. Book one in a YA trilogy. Because, obviously, I haven't read enough YA fantasy lately. But I liked Hunger Games and Divergent and Birthmarked and Cinder and etc, etc, so I'm assuming I'll enjoy this one too.

Romeo Blue by Phoebe Stone. I enjoyed The Romeo and Juliet Code so much that I snagged the sequel to take with me. Plus a really good kids' book is basically perfect vacation reading: light and fast, but not totally mindless.

What do you like to read in the summer?

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