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5 Great Beach Reads

August 5th, 2011 1 Comment

When you finally commit to turning off your smart phone, pick up one of these five books if you haven’t already. People have been raving about them for a while so I’m catching up too!

1.  Hunger Games:  The futuristic drama depicting a fantastical gladiator game where teens fight to the death is now being converted to a blockbuster trilogy starring Jennifer Lawrence (and my sister Leven!).  I’m starting Book 2 now.

2.  Rich Boy: The tale of a handsome boy who escaped his Jewish roots in Philly to live a life of grandeur in New York.

3.  Shopgirl:  Steve Martin captivates your intellect with his elegant characterization of the life of a girl who finds “someone to talk to” in an emotionally-challenged older man.

4.  The Ultimate Gift: Reflect on the true value of money as you read a trust fund kid’s journey of self-discovery as he completes tasks to gain to his inheritance. It was made into a movie too.

5.  The Paris Wife – A novel about the love shared between Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley, based on love letters they sent back and forth.

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  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Shopgirl. It’s one of my favorite books. I have to say I’m intrigued by The Paris Wife. Thanks for the suggestions.