Vacation Reading

Vacations are the perfect time to sit back and read, and my vacation last week was no exception. The family cottage in the Les Cheneaux Islands (think outhouses and walking a half mile for drinking water) was lovely, even if my family wasn't, and when we weren't swimming or bickering, we were reading.

My father read Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen and highly recommends it as a funny and clever thriller. He also read A Cold Day in Paradise, a UP mystery by Steve Hamilton that won an Edgar Award. (More adult, teen and kids books after the break!)

Hamilton actually grew up locally, and Dad thought the book was a good mystery.. but enjoyed Hiaasen more.

I read Kira Kira by Cynthia Kadohata, the 2005 Newbery Medal winner that was full of the kind of family hardship that leaves deep scars and wise eyes. For lighter and more humorous entertainment I turned to Getting Licoln's Goat by E.M. Goldman. This was the funniest mystery I've read in a long time, and I highly recommend it for tweens and teens.

My little brother swept through Eragon and got halfway through my Advanced Reader's Copy of Eldest before I had turned to the tenth page. I guess that means they were good ;).

My mother, when she wasn't knitting, read Mary Balogh novels, which I admit are really fun romances with writing that's a step above the usual mushy Harlequin.

My older brother was reading a biography of Roosevelt.. it was so long I fell asleep just looking at it. Don't ask me the name.

If you have any good vacation reading your want to talk about, login and post a response. :)