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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
We're going on holiday in 2 weeks, and I'm looking for some good holiday reading. I want books that are light, and enjoyable to read. Mystery (but not scary mystery...), trashy romance, interesting autobiographies - that sort of thing.

I plan to poke through the local second hand shop, so would love some authors/specific books to look out for.

Suggestions?
post #2 of 15
Have read any of the James Herriot books...they are set in the Yorkshire Dales during the 30's 40's and 50's and are about a country Veterinarian.

All Creatures Great and Small
All Things Wise and Wonderful
All Things Bright and Beautiful

They have been favorites of mine for years and although they older they are very entertaining and light-hearted....

Might be something you'd be interested in.
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by tierre0 View Post
Have read any of the James Herriot books...they are set in the Yorkshire Dales during the 30's 40's and 50's and are about a country Veterinarian.

All Creatures Great and Small
All Things Wise and Wonderful
All Things Bright and Beautiful

They have been favorites of mine for years and although they older they are very entertaining and light-hearted....

Might be something you'd be interested in.
talking about kittys my friend those books?.......the second one sounds interesting!....
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tierre0 View Post
Have read any of the James Herriot books...they are set in the Yorkshire Dales during the 30's 40's and 50's and are about a country Veterinarian.

All Creatures Great and Small
All Things Wise and Wonderful
All Things Bright and Beautiful

They have been favorites of mine for years and although they older they are very entertaining and light-hearted....

Might be something you'd be interested in.
Thanks, that does sound good! I'm going to pass all the books off to my aunt who we're visiting, and she's an animal person too, so I'm sure she'll love them as well.
post #5 of 15
"Prey"- Michael Crichton - one of my weird all time favs! I love that book! It's super intersting!

- anything by Shakespeare (i love Romeo & Juilet and also the Merchant of Venice)

Dante's Inferno - also interesting

Hell's War (We got to meet the author of this one! It's about WWII- really great book!)
post #6 of 15
I just finished (after all my school work was over - and I must have 20 books waiting, lol) The Lost Constitution - this is it here:

http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Constitut.../dp/0765315386

Did America have another constitution that was lost by an aide to someone at the Congress in Philadelphia? If you liked the Da Vinci Code, you will love this. And if you are from New England, (like me ), you will reciognize so many of the places and LOVE the book.

I also recommend anything by Luanne Rice- my mom just sent me a bunch of her books. They might be a little sappy but better than Danielle Steele, inho. Maybe not better, maybe different and more suited to what I like. It's hard to say.

I also have a new kathy Reichs waiting and the new one by Robin Cook, Tess G (can never recall her last name) and I like Lisa Scottoline as well. Oh and Jonothan Kellerman has a new paperback out as well. I have yet to read them but these are authors- along with Karin Slaughter (How i that for a name for a mystery writer, lol) - her mysteries are set in Ga. Oh and also Daniel Kalla - an ER doc out west.His latest in Blood Ties and hiss latest - one of my profs knows him - is totally different and about a family of physicians. It is an epic time (not War and Peace or anything but longer and more serious). He sent me an autographed copy to my prof - who has become a friend and he loaned iot to me and I I have yet to read it. Yikes! Prob shd red that one 1st!
post #7 of 15
What about some Harlequin Romance novels? They're light reading and you don't have to pay super close attention to every page. You could probably read one every couple of days.

By the way, where are you going on holiday?
post #8 of 15
I like books by Kathy Reichs (the TV show Bones is based on her) and Linda Fairstein.
Also Lincoln Childs and Doug Preston write great books too.
This are thriller type of books I would call them or crime novels?? I find them pretty easily at Goodwill. Any of their books are good.

Also I think it Joseph Finder -well the last name is Finder his book are good too!!
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I'll add these to my list to watch out for.

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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
What about some Harlequin Romance novels? They're light reading and you don't have to pay super close attention to every page. You could probably read one every couple of days.

By the way, where are you going on holiday?
We're going to the Republic of Seychelles - a small island off the east coast of Africa - my aunt and uncle are living there, so thought we'd visit and get free accommodation before they move back to civilisation
post #10 of 15
Sarah,
I love mysteries and suspense novels. How about Agatha Christie? Also, there is a Mrs. Polifax series by Dorothy Gilman about a widowed grandmother who raises geraniums, decided she wanted to apply to the CIA to be a spy and yes she is. The books are well written and Mrs. Polifax is always traveling to far off places.
For non-fiction, I just bought the Barbara Walters Audition Memoir. Haven't started it yet, but at least it is not a biography about dead white men.

Of course, if you have not read any of the Harry Potter books, take the first 3.
post #11 of 15
I LOVED the James Herriot books! (Look up the dates of publication in the front and read them in order, because they start when he's a batchelor and progress through marriage and family )

But I've another thought - what about the Rita Mae Brown "Mrs. Murphy" books? They're sillly but light and cute. Her kitty and her little Corgi help her solve mysteries in a small town in Virginia. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...+Brown&x=0&y=0

And if you want great mystery, read Robert Tannenbaum or Jeffery Deaver! I like the Lincoln Rhyme mysteries when reading Deaver. In fact, my favorite one is called The Empty Chair.

....but the Mrs. Murphy novels are thinner, if packing is an issue.

Laurie
post #12 of 15
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But I've another thought - what about the Rita Mae Brown "Mrs. Murphy" books? They're sillly but light and cute. Her kitty and her little Corgi help her solve mysteries in a small town in Virginia
I was going to say the same thing! Good choice!
post #13 of 15
I'm currently reading "The Name of the Wind." It's a fantasy book and so far seems quite good. I'm only at page 80 or so and it's about 630 pages in length.

http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/content/index.asp

Here is the whole book summary/plot at Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Name_of_the_Wind
post #14 of 15
i like Nora Roberts' In Death series - mystery + romance - but not light mystery... these are written under her pseudonym J. D. Robb.
post #15 of 15
A new Brad Meltzer came out yesterday, "The Book Of Lies," and he's doing a reading here on the 15th, so I'm thrilled! I love this guy -- he writes high-action Washington-insider intrigue, but his characters are real and human, and not the least bit grim, as in most "thrillers." Sometimes he even writes in first-person (which I love).

If you don't want to go with an expensive hardback, though, go find a paperback of one of his earlier books -- my personal favorite is "The Zero Game." A brilliant story!
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