Donna's Humor / Lighter Reads

  1. Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet – 2015. A couple’s on their Caribbean honeymoon when they meet a woman who claims she’s seen mermaids.  But no one can agree on what should be done with them, and the frenzy that follows the discover is unbelievable.  An interesting plot with some good humor.
  2. Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews – 2015. A location finder for movie sets feels a town in Florida is the ideal location.  But there are huge obstacles in her way and she’s just as stubborn as those who oppose the project.  She fights logistic nightmares while trying to deal with a very interesting personal problem.  This is a fast fun read.
  3. Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen – 2016.  A New York City garment pattern maker creates the perfect “little black dress” that’s THE dress this year in NYC.  Follow the life of the dress as it passes through various hands including Hollywood characters, Bloomingdale’s staff and people who need happy endings in their lives.
  4. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman – 2010.  Heartwarming story about an almost-teenage girl who experiences sudden loss and is sent away from home.  She terrified and furious at her new circumstances but is given what she needs to navigate her new life.  The funny moments and memorable characters will lighten your heart.
  5. Tied to the Tracks by Rosina Lippi – 2006.  A reclusive southern author agrees to adocumentary being made of her life but insists on picking the film company.  Angie’s the company’s leader, and is dismayed to discover she’ll have to interact with her former heart throb John.  He’s now engaged to an elegant woman who is Angie’s opposite in every way.  Sparks fly in this fun and funny romantic romp.
  6. Leading Man by Benjamin Svetkey – 2013.  Poor Max’s perfect life is shattered when his girlfriend Samantha is stolen by an actor who was his childhood hero.  Fortunately his job as a reporter for a prestigious national magazine lets him pursue his new obsession – defining fame.  Chasing this elusive thing puts him on a path of self-discovery, which isn’t always pretty.
  7. Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovitch – 2010.  A pastry chef inherits a house in Salem and meets a handsome stranger with supernatural abilities that could spell danger for her.  Funny, light-hearted read.
  8. Holy Cow by David Duchovny – 2015.  Elsie Bovary is a cow that’s content until she discovers what happened to her mother and indeed all cows eventually, which starts her on an adventure.  The sly humor made me laugh out loud.  Elsie’s plight is so moooving!
  9. The 100-year-old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson – 2012.  The title is pretty much how the book starts, but you’ll want to meet the characters Allan Karlsson meets after disappearing.  This is a hilarious romp!