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The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner

I chose The Next Best Thing by Jen Weiner to read on my vacation for various reasons. You might remember a blog post asking for help choosing a book to accompany me to Aruba along with this little baby.

I have enjoyed this little baby ginormously. It is the perfect little beach read. Upon my return you will find sand, coffee, mojito and sunblock stains in this little treasure. I rarely read chick lit, but I must remind you that I feel that chick lit has a place in my library or any library. Just like candy and donuts, they are a lovely treat. I wouldn’t make a healthy diet┬áliving on chocolate sprinkled donuts but oh wow are they a great treat once in a while! I usually eat 6 or 7 in a row then I’m done.

I treat chick lit the same way. Usually in the summer, I gorge myself on chick lit. It’s my secret obsession (no more )just like donuts! I find one author and read many of her books until I’m full. I’ll admit my Jen Weiner shrine has grown since I picked up her first Turkish delight (Good in Bed) many years ago. I’ve since read all of Bridget Jones type books as well as the yummy shopaholic tasties.

What? Someone as erudite as Pammypam can’t have fun while reading? I believe in it! Life is too short to read a book that’s like homework. But you should also, try to add more meat and veggies into your diet. All work and no play, and all, right? Right, so now you know that I love donuts and also a good beach read. It’s good for the soul And makes you feel good.

Reading a fun book shores me up for all the serious reading I get to do during the rest of the year.

Here are a pic of me and Jen.

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

6 replies on “The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner”

Reading is like food, you need a well rounded diet. So all chick lit… nope, but a little snack or dessert? Or just fried food oh yeah! Hope you had a great vacation! The best part of vacations? Reading on the beach! The one thing I have learned? Do not lie down on your blanket at 8am and start reading Gone With The Wind and stay until you finish the book…I did this (granted I was an a ntb (not too bright) ten year old, but wow was the back of me fried! Of courese if i weren’t a book addict… not being able to put a book down until I finsih it, it wouldn’t have been such a problem!

Gone with the Wind is such a great read; not sure its a beach read tho. I’ve tried heavy reading during vaca and it felt like work. I guess you didnt have sunscreen back then? bwahaha

I almost downloaded this to my kindle the other day but it didn’t get good reviews. I should’ve known better though I’ve always loved her books.

Nice review. Love the summer pic. I never thought of reading chic lit for summer. Does sound like fun.

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