Summer Reading

This summer I will have the pleasure of my first trip to Hawaii. One of my nephews is going to be married there, and we will go for the celebration and stay six days.
I’ve been thinking about the eight hour flight, and wanted to take some books with me to pass the time. I also plan to find a quiet corner near the pool, so I know that I will need more than one book.
CopCar, whom you may recognize from Bogie’s blog, has recommended “Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood. Do you have any other suggestions for me?
I love science fiction. I read mysteries, romance, and regular fiction. I’ve just finished “Empire Falls,” (Russo) “Prey,” (Cricton) “Chasing the Dime,” (Connelly) and “Rose” (Martin Cruz Smith), books given to me by a friend.
What would YOU take to read?

9 thoughts on “Summer Reading

  1. For a bookworm like me the problem is knowing what to leave off my list of favourite authors. Anyway, here goes:-
    Terry Pratchett – the Discworld series. He’s the best author in the known universe. Incredibly funny and wise.
    J D Robb – the “In Death” series. I can read these over and over again.
    Janet Evanovich – her numbered Stephanie Plumb books (i.e One for the Money, etc). Very, very funny. They make me laugh even when I am feeling down. (Is America really like she describes?)
    Catherine Aird – English whodunit author. Has a quiet sly dig at life and people that I really enjoy
    Jennifer Crusie – amusing light romances
    Rosamund Pilcher, especially “Coming Home” (my favourite), “Winter Solstice” or “September”. Romances with nice people and believable circumstances.
    Lilian Jackson Braun “The Cat Who….” series – good light whodunits with cats. What else could you want?
    Oh and “Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. In my opinion better and more gripping than “The Da Vinci Code”
    Enjoy yourself in Hawaii. From pictures I have seen it looks beautiful. Err…. only two books for six days? I’d need at least six books for the same amount of time!
    Adele

  2. For a bookworm like me the problem is knowing what to leave off my list of favourite authors. Anyway, here goes:-
    Terry Pratchett – the Discworld series. He’s the best author in the known universe. Incredibly funny and wise.
    J D Robb – the “In Death” series. I can read these over and over again.
    Janet Evanovich – her numbered Stephanie Plumb books (i.e One for the Money, etc). Very, very funny. They make me laugh even when I am feeling down. (Is America really like she describes?)
    Catherine Aird – English whodunit author. Has a quiet sly dig at life and people that I really enjoy
    Jennifer Crusie – amusing light romances
    Rosamund Pilcher, especially “Coming Home” (my favourite), “Winter Solstice” or “September”. Romances with nice people and believable circumstances.
    Lilian Jackson Braun “The Cat Who….” series – good light whodunits with cats. What else could you want?
    Oh and “Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. In my opinion better and more gripping than “The Da Vinci Code”
    Enjoy yourself in Hawaii. From pictures I have seen it looks beautiful. Err…. only two books for six days? I’d need at least six books for the same amount of time!
    Adele

  3. I’m on a re-read kick…working on Heinkein’s “The Cat Who Walks Through Walls” and also hitting all of my Hemmingway stuff for the umpteenth time…
    “Three” by Ted Dekker is a great read, too!

  4. Thanks, billy!
    Adele, we are TWINS! I’m sure of it. We both like the same books!
    Sarge…I’m SO disappointed that I won’t have the chance to meet you. (pouting)
    PJ…..Heinlein is an old friend. I could re-read one of his books, and I’ll make a note of “Three.”

  5. I’m sure I left a comment on this yesterday……
    anyway, I’d take some exercise-type magazines like Fitness, Shape or Oxygen, and some cricket-type books.

  6. I came across your posts and would like to make a couple of reading suggestions.
    I Jedi – Michael A Stackpole. The best Star Wars book that I have read.
    Stephen R Donaldson – Thomas R Covenent the Unbeliver. Also by Stephen – The Real Story. Both books are the first in a series of six or so. Fantasy Sci fi, very good.
    Clan of the Cave Bear – Jean M Auel
    Caveman book
    Watership Downs – Richard Adams A book about bunnys but very good.

  7. Michael,
    you’ll be happy to know that I finally ordered the first of the Thomas R. Covenant series today. Thanks for the suggestion.

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