Poolside Recommendations

Vacation was amazing. So amazing in fact that it took me a week to get back into the swing of blogging again. But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t thinking about it. I was. In fact, I started thinking about this post long before I wrote it, every time I saw people reading by the pool.

Since I’m not as familiar with grown up books (is it me or just it just sound wrong to say “adult” books?) it was harder to remember the titles I saw. I recognized familiar authors like Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb, George R. R. Martin and Jodi Piccoult. But I also saw plenty of children’s books, some even in the hands of children ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course the number one title I saw being read was The Hunger Games. With the movie set to premiere in just 16 days (YAY!) plenty more people are discovering this series. Other popular MG/YA titles I saw on vacation:

Mockingjay (odd that I didn’t see anyone reading Catching Fire)
What Boys Really Want
Lunch Money
Son of Neptune
39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers
The Fault in our Stars (love this book!)ย 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

Obviously this is highly unscientific and it doesn’t account for all the people on electronic readers. Much as I wanted to go up to them and ask what they were reading, I restrained myself. (Most popular reader by the pool? iPads dominated by far.)

And what was I reading poolside?

Catching Jordan
Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close
Brightest Kind of Darkness
The Ausslander
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone

What I’m reading now: This Burns my Heart by Samuel Park

What titles have you seen others reading that you want to pick up?