Between our road trip to Maine and two beach vacations, I was in need to some light mindless reading. I can't say it was quality reading, but it definitely was therapeutic.
If you like Emily Griffin, I would recommend you read her newest book. It is a bit different than her previous novels: Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Baby Proof, but still written in her classic style that makes you eager to turn the page and never want to put the book down.
The House on Oyster Creek is an ultimate summer read. I would highly recommend this book, especially if you have a love for Cape Cod.
I have had the Clare Naylor books lying around and finally picked them up. They were quick and perfect at the beach, but not worth recommending.
What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell was the biggest disappointment. It was a great book, a compilation of his New Yorker articles, but unfortunately this book was not what I was expecting. I didn't do my research before tossing it in my beach bag. I was looking for something light and yet this book has left me with lots of ideas to research and challenged a few of my opinions about matters. I would recommend it if you are in the "mood" to be intellectually stimulated.
Note: I took a break from Nicholas Sparks for two months. Have no fear, his older novels are already piled up on my nightstand for my August Reading.