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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Beach Reads

One good thing about vacation is that I tend to get a LOT of reading done. I read four books in seven days. Yes, you read that right. Now, three of them were girly books that don't really require a lot of thinking, but the other one really made me think.

I started with Lauren Conrad's "L.A. Candy" series. I rather enjoyed the first two books and the third arrived yesterday. I love trying to figure out what is actually based on her experience with "The Hills" on MTV. They were so easy to read and definitely "chick lit". If you like "The Hills", you'd like these books.

I then found Sophie Kinsella's "The Undomestic Goddess" in the hotel library. I've never read any of her books, but I'd heard great things about them. I really enjoyed this light read. It was perfect for sitting by the pool. And now I am interested in reading more by her.

Lastly, I read "The Prodigal God" by Timothy Keller. Fred studied this book in his small group. I don't tend to read books like this, but I think everyone could benefit from this book. It really made you think about your thoughts and words and about living the Christian life. It was easy to read and only about 120 pages.

I am looking forward to read the 3rd book ("Sugar and Spice") in the L.A. Candy series today. I hope I can find some time over the next few weeks to read it.

Have you read any of these books?

18 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow, that is a lot of books. I love Sophie Kinsella/Madeline Wickham, you have to check more of her books out.

star said...

It seems you were busy reading lady! I've never read any of Lauren Conrad's books, but I hear they are really good, so I think I'm going to read them next year! I just love it when I have time to sit down and read a lot!

Melissa said...

I have read all the Sophia Kinsella books but haven't read the Lauren Conrad books. I have been wanting too. I read a lot of vacations too!

Michelle (michabella) said...

THE best part about vacations is the time to read!!! I bought Lauren Conrad's LA Candy but just could NOT get into it! I love her. I am interested in that Prodigal book...Might have to give it a read! I hope to find some time to read for Christmas break! Thanks for sharing! <333

Marian said...

Gotta admit, LC got me addicted with that LA Candy series. Sigh.

Natasha said...

look at you woman!! all those books--holy moly, i'm impressed!!! i need to stock up on some good reads ASAP

Hannah @ The New Black said...

I've loved all of Sophie's books! So, if I have never seen The Hills, would I still enjoy Lauren's books?

Erica said...

I enjoy LC's L.A. Candy series, I haven't read any of the Sophie's Books i have always wanted to.

Amanda Leigh said...

I love you read on Vacation too.. I will have to get the LC books next time! I never have bought them before because I thought they were a lil over-priced for such an easy read... but I will prob break down eventually.
I like reading the Gossip Girl books on vacay..SOOO easy to read, kinda silly, but its hard to concentrate on a good novel when so much going on around you.

allie-mac-fallie said...

i have not but i have been considering getting into the LA books :) glad to hear a good review!

J and A said...

I love reading on vacation, I plow through books like you. Sophie's books are all funny and an easy read. :)

Mateya said...

That is a lot of books! Good for you!

I need to stock up on some for our trip!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

I am always looking for new good books, and I must admit I love chick lit! Thanks for the suggestions!

Melissa said...

Oh, my! I actually got a Kindle for Christmas and the Lauren Conrad books are the first ones I'm going to read! Can't wait! I may have to check out the Timothy Keller book as well! Thanks for the suggestions!

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

I'm glad to hear that about Sophie Kinsella/Madeline Wickham. She has been on my list of must reads for a while now. Glad you enjoyed her. :)

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

i loved the undomestic goddess...that was the first i read from her and then couldn't put her others down!

erin said...

I LOVE the Shopaholic books by Sophie Kinsella. So funny! And The Prodigal God by Tim Keller is one of my favorite books that I read last year. Really good stuff.

Karah said...

I havent read any of Lauren Conrads books but I want to. They are definitely on my list to read next.