Monday, May 17, 2010

Beach Reading Summer 2010

It's that time of year to head to the bookstore or library and pick up the beach reads for the summer. Here's our pick for Beach Reading Summer 2010:

We recently had the chance to chat with Chelsea Handler at the Belvedere Pink Grapefruit launch party who says, "Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang is my favorite book, it has the funniest stories." When we asked how it was possible that she had any stories left--c'mon, how do you top having a romance with a cruise ship acrobat and vacationing with your dad?--Chelsea said, "I've been pacing myself, but I won't be writing another book for a few more years." Pour yourself a tall Belvedere and soda and savor Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.
Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

Handbag designer Lauren Merkin gets credit for the next select. She turned us on to The Help, a moving novel about hired help in 1960 Jackson, Mississippi. While that may sound too serious for your lounge chair, it's a beautiful, easy read. Read it before Steven Spielberg makes the movie.
The Help

Speaking of books being made into movies, if you haven't read Eat, Pray, Love, pick up a copy before Elizabeth Gilbert morphs into Julia Roberts this August.

Eat, Pray, Love

Can't wait til June 13 when the third season of True Blood premiers? Neither can we! Get your Sookie, Bill and Eric fix with Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10), the just-released next chapter in the Sookie series.
dead in the family

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is the last in the trilogy that began with The Girl with a Dragon Tatoo.  Since the second (The Girl Who Played with Fire) was better than the first (and didn't take nearly as long to get juicy), we're hoping the trend continues as we follow Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist on another crazy ride.

the girl who kicked the hornet's nest
Finally, for some good, old-fashioned chick lit, try Emily Giffin's Heart of the Matter. If it's anything like her previous books, you'll be laughing through tears!

heart of the matter

See our Summer Beach Reading picks 2009 and Summer Beach Reading Picks 2008.


Elle Sees said...

Am I the only person who hated Eat Pray Love? It was just too self-indulgent for me. I'll be skipping the movie, sorry Ms. Roberts!

Marie said...

I love, love, love Eat Pray Love. Seriously - everyone has to read that book. It will hold such a dear place in your heart. Great picks!!

Samara said...

I always look forward to your summer book recos. Thanks for posting!

The Jet Set Girls said...

Thanks for your comments! Elle, I haven't read eat,pray,love mostly because there was too much hype and it seemed contrived. I may give it a go before the movie; but I'll take your thoughts into consideration before I commit my time. Hope

Miss Journey said...

I'm looking for some lighthearted reading for my trip to the Bahamas too. I'm looking for a novel about women on vacation to get some inspiration for my own vacay. Any recommendations?

Juliana-Chairwoman said...

Shocker NOT that Julia Roberts would play the endlessly whiny chick in Eat, Pray Love.

juno said...

I thought the woman in Eat Pray Love was a total princess, and I detested the book. Well written, yes, but I much prefer books about someone who does things for other people.

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