February 11, 2008


I don't expect I'll have much reading time in Kauai. If I want to go whale watching, snorkeling, scuba, hiking, kayaking, waterfall jumping, shopping and just all around exploring, I may be packing a book in vain.
We will be spending one afternoon at Waimea Plantation Cottages. It looks beautiful and might give me just the right amount of R&R time to turn a few pages.
I am looking for a good book to take on the trip. Any recommendations? I'd love to hear titles...and why.


CaraDee said...

No time for books, except on the plane!

Anne (in Reno) said...

Seriously? The beach is one of my favorite places to read. Even just a magazine. You're on vacation, you don't have to frolic the whole time. Lately I've been stuck on books about cooking, esp. stuff like Kitchen Confidential and Garlic and Sapphires. Garlic and Sapphires is a pretty awesome book by a famous restaurant critic who has to be anonymous in NYC and so she ends up devising all these characters and going and eating at fancy restaurants in character and in costume. It's a really fun read. It's good beach reading without being TOTALLY mindless. Also, definitely pack an extra book, it's hard to sleep all the way through that flight since it's so long.

Anonymous said...

I have been ready a bunch of chic lit recently and am truly loving Marian Keyes. One of my faves is The Other Side of the Story. She's an English author - full of wit and humor and girliness. Love her. It's a rather lengthy book that can be put down and picked up a million times without you getting lost and you'll laugh outloud...

ali said...

I'm so jealous that I kind of can't stand it. I think it just hit me.

Have you picked up The History of Love? It's not new but I really liked it. You've probably already read it.

Tonia Conger said...

I can't believe I actually get to check out for a few days. Working 11 hours a day is tapping me out! I have heard of The History of Love, Ali, but I've never read it.
Sounds like I need to take a quick trip to Borders and spend my gift card...

Alyssa Coberly said...

here are a couple of my favorites that come in paperbacks (i must for travel):

The Time Travelers Wife

A Wedding in December

The Interpreter of Maladies

anything by tracy chevalier

The Record Keepers Daughter (kinda sad but really good)

Molokai(a cool book to take to hawaii as it is set in the islands - its about the how they sent the lepers there ... very interesting)

Beach Music

ya well there is a mini list :0)

tim & brandi said...

I don't know if I'm too late for making a reading suggestion but it's timeless, so if you ever get around to it: Pilgrim At Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard. It's an amazing collection of essays that reflect on connecting with your surrounding environment and one of the few justifications for anthropomorphism. It's a heavy read and very thought provoking, but that's how I like my vacation reads.