Vacation Reads

What type of books do you like to read on vacation?
I always like to see what people bring with them, what sort of things they find relaxing and I am always looking for recommendations so I thought I'd do a little informal poll of what books everyone brought to the cabin with them.

In my hammock paparazzi shot, Patrick is reading The Art of Fielding. Teresa is listening to the audio book of Steven King's 11/22/63.

I've brought along The Sun Also Riseswhich I was inspired to read after devouring The Paris Wife, a fictional account of Hemingway and his first wife Hadley's time in 1920's Paris with the rest of the Lost Generation.

Teresa's sister Laura is reading Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) which we both loved. Incase you missed it, we raved about this one here and here.

Teresa's mother-in-law is reading Skinny Bitch about becoming vegan and also Paris Noire, which she picked up after meeting the author on a recent flight.

Kasi and Ryan, baby Kenedee's parents, are reading Heat Wave (the hit TV show Castle is based on these books) and The Book of Basketball.

And last but certainly not least, three-month old Kenedee brought along The Curious Cat.


  1. I also devoured The Paris Wife, soo interesting, I never read Ernest Hemingway in HS, now i'm kind of inspired to try out his books.

    1. Sometimes I feel like high schools pick the worst works of the authors we have to read. I remember reading (and hating) a short story by Hemingway and that it. In the last few years I've been reading a bunch of Hemingway (and Steinbeck, who I also love and only got to read his depressing books in high school). So far my favorite is A Farewell to Arms...I'm a sucker for any sort of love story. The Sun Also Rises is definitely interesting after reading The Paris Wife and knowing more of the context. I really want to read A Movable Feast, that's a book of memoirs Hemingway wrote at the end of his life about his time in Paris. Sort of his version of The Paris Wife.

  2. Just finished How A Person Should Be? It's chock full of the randomness of finding your way and clamoring for assurance that you're not a complete idiot in this life. Really enjoyed it.

    1. Thanks for the recommendation Kelly!