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    Wanted: light humourous book for the summer

    I want to go pick up a few good novels for easy reading over the summer, preferably something that'll make me laugh out loud, la Bridget Jones' Diary. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks
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    Marion Keyes' books are good, Maker, and very Bridget-like (British/Irish single women meeting men). Also, "Ralph's Party" by Lisa Jewell is in the same vein.
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    Boy do I ever....this is my specialty.
    Here are a few of my favorite girly books:

    The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger - its one of my all time favorites and IMO a must read for any working girl no not that kind of working girl...but you know.

    Any of the Shopaholic books:
    Confessions of a Shopaholic is the 1st one then
    Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
    Shopaholic Ties the Knot - all by Sophie Kinsella

    4 Blondes - Candace Bushnell

    Edge of Reason - Helen Fielding (its the followup to Bridget Jones Diary)


    Those are the first ones that come to mind...if I think of any more I'll put them up.
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    Im just not that into you AmandaFabulous's Avatar
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    I don't think Marian Keyes is all that great...I struggled to finish 'Rachel's Holiday' .... my 1st and last Keyes book.
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    I like Chris Manby's books. Hilarious and light-hearted.
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/se...680295-1257429
    Mike Gayle is another author and I enjoy reading his light and humourous novels.

    Good suggestions Bama. I like Sophie Kinsella.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaFabulous
    I don't think Marian Keyes is all that great...I struggled to finish 'Rachel's Holiday' .... my 1st and last Keyes book.
    Oh well. I couldn't get into "4 Blondes." To each her own, I guess.
    But I'd second the "Edge of Reason" recommendation.
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    My favourite light read is Maeve Binchy. She's a wonderful storyteller and a believer in happy endings. I need a shot of that every once in a while.

    Tara Road is my personal favourite Binchy book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy
    Oh well. I couldn't get into "4 Blondes." To each her own, I guess.
    in a big way. I find all of Bushnell's "work" ridiculously vapid, self-congratulatory and, frankly, insulting as hell. But different strokes...

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    Im just not that into you AmandaFabulous's Avatar
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    Oh I just read a couple of books by British author Tony Parsons - Man & Boy and Man & Wife - Funny and very sweet.
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    AJ, I really like Maeve Binchy's books too. She has a really conversational tone that sucks me in.
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