Books I'm Bringing to the Beach

Today I went to the library with my mom to check out some books for vacation. I LOVE that I have the time to just enjoy a simple beach read. You'd think that as an English major that I would have had loads of time to read, but I didn't really(outside the many texts I was already assigned to read!). This will be such a treat for me. I came to the library with a long list prepared, but of course, they only had a few of them. I also picked up a few I hadn't originally anticipated, but I'm looking forward to them. Here's the five I checked out:

  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern This book's synopsis reminded me of Water for Elephants a little because it's about forbidden love and how it affects the entire circus. There is fierce competition between the two magicians in the show, Celia and Marco, who eventually fall in love; what they don't realize is that only one can remain standing.
  2. Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner Unfortunately, I had to get this book in large print, but what can you do? This book seems like a nice relaxing read about four struggling women who come together to learn about life and love and what it means to be a mom.
  3. One Day by David Nicholls I guess I didn't realize this was the recent Anne Hathaway/Jim Sturgess film until I saw the cover of it at the library. Since I was intrigued by the movie trailer, I am looking forward to it even more. It's about two people who met in 1988 and continue to see each other on that day once a year.  Over twenty years, their relationship grows and they must decide what this day really means to them.
  4. Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans This author is among my FAVORITE and I was excited to see that I hadn't read some of his. This book is probably more serious than the previous ones (I was going for light reading), but I couldn't help myself. Miles to Go is about an ambitious man who loses the ability to walk; throughout the recovery process, he meets a mysterious woman whom he realizes he must help first before he heals himself.
  5. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson I know, I had to. I have already seen this film (even though I wanted to read it first) and even though there was one part in particular that was excruciatingly painful to watch, I still really enjoyed it. I think it will be easier to read, but I will save this for last, most likely. I do want to read the sequels as well.

I have plenty more on my Summer Reading List, but this should do for now :) I hope you will join me in reading these books over the next few weeks! I'd love to discuss what you liked/disliked about each one!

If you've already read any of them, what are your thoughts?