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Could you recommend me a good beach read please

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MadameGazelle Sun 05-Jun-11 14:02:08

I usually read books by Adele Parks, Marian Keyes, Catherine Alliott, Cecilia Ahern etc on holiday but have exhausted them all now and need some inspiration for some new books before my holiday. Doesn't necessarily have to be "chick lit" but easy going is a must, nothing to harrowing or highbrow grin TIA

transferbalance Sun 05-Jun-11 14:04:41

I read this as a freebie on kindle a while back, very easy and entertaining

life from scratch

transferbalance Sun 05-Jun-11 14:05:04

it's available as a hard copy too

daftwit Sun 05-Jun-11 17:01:41

What Alice Forgot by Lianne Moriarty (infact all 3 of her books are fab!!) I took this book to South France last year and adored it. Marion Keyes is my fave author but was sooo disoppointed in her last book & it has been ages since then, i eagerly await her new one.

MadameGazelle Sun 05-Jun-11 20:14:15

Thanks, will check both of your recommendations out smile

NorthernGobshite Sun 05-Jun-11 20:16:01

Marian Keyes and Jodie Picoult are easy reads with reasonable plots.

emmspemms Sun 05-Jun-11 21:21:04

Jump by Jilly Cooper,
Anything by jodi Picoult , especially "house rules "
Dorothy Koomson is very good too , but a bit thoughtful . I loved all her books.
Lots to choose from.

bluejeans Sun 05-Jun-11 22:47:22

Just finished The One Before The One which was a nice light read. Also I don't think Lisa Jewell has been mentioned, specially The Truth About Melody Brown

MadameGazelle Sun 05-Jun-11 22:48:24

Hi bluejeans, was just looking at that book on Amazon, will order now, thanks!

carparkmum Mon 06-Jun-11 10:21:38

If you've got a Kindle or PC, try "Diary of a Mummy Misfit" by Amanda Egan from Amazon, £2.30. It's frothy chick/mummy lit filled with laughs.

M1LLY Mon 06-Jun-11 15:43:30

Anything by Kate Atkinson - Case Histories is currently on BBC
Beyond Black - Hilary Mantel - Dark humour
The Tent The Bucket and Me - Sarah Kennedy (I think) very funny
The Girl at Lion D'or - Sebastian Faulks

Northernlurker Mon 06-Jun-11 15:45:52

Have his carcase by Dorothy L Sayers is my perfect beach reading grin

piebald Mon 06-Jun-11 19:09:01

The Help

CliffTumble Mon 06-Jun-11 19:11:29

Philippa Gregory
William boyd
David nicholls

MadameGazelle Mon 06-Jun-11 20:24:01

Thanks, have just been looking at all your recommendations on Amazon, just deciding which ones to get now smile

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