On Friday morning, my hubster and will be on a plane, heading to Le Marche in Italy for ten days of much-needed rest and relaxation. Since he’s commandeered my Kindle (perhaps it’s time to order one for him as a birthday present), I will have to pack at least two good books to read as I lounge by the pool or in the evenings when we don’t feel like making up our own dialogue for Italian TV shows.
I originally purchased Tayari Jones‘ Silver Sparrow to read on vacation but I couldn’t wait and started reading it already. I haven’t decided which books will accompany me to Italy. Perhaps something by George Martin since “Game of Thrones” has me hooked. I am so glad Canal Plus is airing it here in Europe.
While I was searching online for books to take with me, I found a link to a New York Times article on Beach Reads. Not sure if any of the books there will end up in my suitcase but maybe you’ll find them interesting.
So what do I want…? How about…
- an alternate history thriller as enthralling as Robert Harris’ Fatherland
- women’s fiction/multicultural romantic comedy in the same vein as the film Something New (and please let it be well-written–the last three multiculti romances I read were so awful they are now in my recycling bin)
- a historical novel that sucks me in, which is what happened when I read Margaret George’s Memoirs of Cleopatra
- a ghost story in the same vein as the Shining