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Subject: I Need Beach Books!
Date Posted: 6/22/2008 10:41 PM ET
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hi everyone!

the family and I are going to the beach for a little over a week, and I really need a couple good books to read on the beach.

We will be on the beach everyday, and i read fast, and a lot. I would really appreciate some good beach reads!


Date Posted: 6/22/2008 11:21 PM ET
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It's an oldie, but have you read The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher? It's a nice, thick book with a story that takes place in the present-day and also in the WW II era, and part of it is set by the ocean in Cornwall. I love this story!

Date Posted: 6/23/2008 12:49 AM ET
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Any book by Dorothea Benton Frank is a good beach read I love all of her books my Fav is Sullivans Island  I have a few of her books listed ..

Date Posted: 6/23/2008 1:57 PM ET
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I've got Queen of the Big Time by Adrianna Trigiani on my shelf. I love all of her books.


Date Posted: 6/23/2008 6:53 PM ET
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Bel Canto by Anne Patchet

A good, quick, read that will leave you wanting to learn more about opera.

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Date Posted: 6/23/2008 7:16 PM ET
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When I'm at the beach, I love to read about other people at the beach.... Here are two of my favorites...

The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost 

and an oldie but goodie - Treasure Island.

Date Posted: 6/23/2008 7:37 PM ET
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Try "Blue Bistro" by Elin Hildebrand. 


Date Posted: 6/25/2008 9:17 AM ET
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Hot Property by Carly Phillips! Also Lori Foster's series about the SBC fighters Causing Havoc, Simon Says and Hard to Handle! I have been reading by the pool and these are what I have read lately.

Subject: beach books
Date Posted: 6/25/2008 3:35 PM ET
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Whatever you choose have it be an AUDIO book!   You've gone to all the trouble and expense to get to the beach --- enjoy watching the waves and the seagulls (and the kids) while 'reading.'     Nothing I like more than walking the beach, looking for shells and other treasures while someone whispers a story in my ear.   Heaven!

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 7:06 PM ET
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Er     uh         it's not what most people probably mean by "beach book", but .....how about Rachel Carson's The Sea Around Us ?  And Nevil Shute's On the Beach is just about the ultimate NOT a "beach book".

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 10:18 PM ET
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Anything by Anita Shreve.

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 12:29 PM ET
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Dorothea Benton Frank's books about South Carolina are an excellent choice.  Also try the Murder She Wrote series by Jessica Fletcher. 

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 1:12 PM ET
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Gift from the Sea is one of my favorites.  I can't recommend The Mermaid chair, though.  It is a little too...something...not enjoyable, I guess, for several reasons.

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 4:47 PM ET
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What about Mermaids in the Basement  by Micael Lee WEst?


Date Posted: 6/26/2008 5:18 PM ET
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Anything by James Patterson.... easy, fast, fun, "mind-candy" reads. Perfect for the beach!