Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Five- Summer Reads! (via Paper Hangover)

Song of the Day: Summertime by Will Smith

    Hello all! Friday Again! You know what that means...Friday Fives! (And well, the weekend!)

    The blog Paper Hangover hosts its weekly Friday Fives. This week's question:

What are your FIVE favorite summer reads?

I usually like darker fiction, so in the summer I do like to slip in a light read or two. Four out of five on my list are light reads. The last'll see.

1. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors (as she is mentioned twice on my list!) Her reads are well-written and light. You will find yourself literally laughing out loud with this book.

2. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

This one is just as funny as The Undomestic Goddess. Her books also go by really fast. You won't be able to put it down. Trust me.

3. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding

Can you tell I have a thing for British Authors? Seriously, I LOVE Bridget Jones. If you've seen the movies you probably know her character is a little off. Don't we all feel like that sometimes? I think that's one of the reasons she's so universal.

4. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

I'm a sucker for a good love story. This love story is probably my favorite one ever, besides Pride and Prejudice of course!

5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Okay, Jane Eyre isn't exactly a light read, but it's a classic! We tend to have more time in the summer and why not tackle a classic? The book is also a little long, so summer is a great time to read it. Jane Eyre is perfect because it has a little of everything. There's drama, romance, suspense, mystery. It's all the genres rolled into one.

I know this is Friday Fives, but I went over to my bookshelf and there is one more book that I think would make a great summer read. It's called Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahern. It's a fun and light love story. The whole thing is written in a letter format. GREAT read.

What are some of your favorite summer reads? Any suggestions for me this summer?


  1. What a great list! I will have to check out the Sophie Kinsella books. I love JANE EYRE and THE NOTEBOOK. I think I need to re-read them both soon.

  2. I've always wanted to know how close Bridget Jones' Diary the book is to the movie. (Loved the movie!)

  3. I'm going to have to check out both of those books from Sophie Kinsella - anything that makes me literally laugh out loud AND not be able to put down? Sold.

    Great list!

  4. Wow! I've never read The Notebook, but I love the other four! Especially Sophie Kinsella. Have you read her book Remember Me? I made the mistake of reading it on the bus, I was laughing so hard people thought I was crazy. She's such a feel good writer.

  5. I really liked The Notebook when I read it. Also Bridget Jones' Diary is pretty funny. Good choices.

  6. I have yet to read Bridget Jones Diary--think I'll be adding that one to my pile. :)