Saturday, March 17, 2007

Vacation Count Down

45 days until there's sun and tequila in my world. I'm looking forward to this get away, it should be relaxing. Not every vacation can be tours of Europe (even for me) and my happy place is the shore, with clean towels and a good book. Please send me your list of good vacation books.

I'm doubtful that the Mexico book selection will be of the same dark non-fiction ilk as has been lately consuming me. I can't share with you comments on the latest "A very hard worst time ever - EVER!!!" (or something close to that) because it's a book club book and we have rules. I will say that I shall not be using my time machine to drop me at the Oklahoma panhandle in 1936!

For the vacation I'm searching for the latest in the Devil Wears Prada genre, something light and fun. I am open to any "oh my goodness you HAVE to read this" type suggestions.


MJS said...

According to Amazon, if you enjoyed "Devil", you'll also enjoy:

Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
The Nanny Diaries: A Novel by Emma Mclaughlin
Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

According to Matthew, even the worst books are magically made enjoyable with the right tequilla and hot Hot HOT pool boy.


MWR said...

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4, by Sue Townsend (very funny)

The Stranger Beside Me, by Ann Rule (very good true crime, and surely a Seattle "must read")

The Talented Mr. Ripley and sequels, by Patricia Highsmith (much different from and superior to the recent film)

The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman (the first and much the best of the His Dark Materials trilogy, soon to be a major motion picture starring Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman)

The Path to Power, by Robert Caro (amazing book—just see the review extracts on the Amazon page)

The Secret Parts of Fortune, by Ron Rosenbaum (a collection of essays in the investigative/speculative genre Rosenbaum may have invented—like the best airplane read artcles in Esquire, Vanity Fair, etc.)

Up in the Old Hotel, by Joseph Mitchell (reading this, you know you are in the hands of a master)