Beach Reads

Happy Hump Day everybody!

As I slowly begin to accept that summer is indeed over and fall has settled in for its brief appearance in Alaska, I thought it be fun to do a little Chick Lit day.

Not familiar with chick lit?? Ohh sad, sad day! What do you read at the beach? What books can you keep track of when you lazily fall asleep in the sun? It’s much easier to have a brain friendly book that allows you to come in and out of consciousness without wondering what happened last!

Don’t go to far and say its trash, or all fluff friends… No No! Shame! Why not have some fun reads? There is nothing wrong with a little happy, light, and enjoyable reading!

I must also suggest that if you are a dedicated beach read/chick lit reader you can also buy books on iTunes and then enjoy a day of laying at the pool or beach without the unpleasantness of actually holding a darn book. Dang they’re heavy 😉 Just kidding… sorta. But I find that having a pleasant British lady reading my book to me offers numerous bonuses and I never once have had my arms go numb from an audiobook. Win.

The Reads:

Cast of Characters from Publisher’s Weekly:

Emmy is newly single, and not by choice. She was this close to the ring and the baby she’s wanted her whole life when her boyfriend left her for his twenty-three-year-old personal trainer — whose fees are paid by Emmy. With her plans for the perfect white wedding in the trash, Emmy is now ordering takeout for one. Her friends insist an around-the-world sex-fueled adventure will solve all her problems — could they be right?

Leigh, a young star in the publishing business, is within striking distance of landing her dream job as senior editor and marrying her dream guy. And to top it all off, she has just purchased her dream apartment. Only when Leigh begins to edit the enfant terrible of the literary world, the brilliant and brooding Jesse Chapman, does she start to notice some cracks in her perfect life…

Adriana is the drop-dead-gorgeous daughter of a famous supermodel. She possesses the kind of feminine wiles made only in Brazil, and she never hesitates to use them. But she’s about to turn thirty and — as her mother keeps reminding her — she won’t have her pick of the men forever. Everyone knows beauty is ephemeral and there’s always someone younger and prettier right around the corner. Suddenly she’s wondering…does Mother know best?

This book was a great beach iTunes book. The author reads it herself and plays up each character’s voice. Something easy to read and cruise through while you lay out for a couple of days 🙂

From Booklist: “The story of what young wealthy women do when they unload said husbands. According to stylish divorcee Lauren Blount, they have the time of their lives, taking solo honeymoons, having divorce showers, and pursuing any man they like. Newlywed Sylvie Mortimer, the novel’s narrator, isn’t envious in the least–she’s basking in the love of her handsome husband, Hugh, even if she’s a little miffed that business obligations pulled him away from their honeymoon. But then Sophie D’Arlan, a notorious seductress who only dates married men, sets her sights on Hugh, and Sylvie fears she may soon be joining the ranks of the debutante divorcees, even though it’s the last thing she wants. ”

This book is the follow-up to Something Borrowed, which just came out this summer as a movie. The movie didn’t do much for me but the books are well done. The characters are well detailed and you can really read their personalities well. This book focuses on Darcy, who is the loud, outgoing, and rather self-absorbed woman who just broke up with her fiance. A good read that doesn’t revolve around finding a husband but rather how to take care of yourself and be happy… Start the series and its easy to read all of her books!

I know that these books aren’t life changing and some of you may roll your eyes 🙂 That’s totally fine! I have contexts that I enjoy these books, and then I move on and need something a bit more gripping. In the next couple weeks I’ll put up my summer reads.. because well Alaska doesn’t have a beach, or any outdoor pools… So I got through some meatier books 🙂

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