In an Internet search for the words “fluff” with the word “read” not much comes up. Is that because no writer sets out to write the read American novel to have it considered fluff? What would you call the paperback you bring on vacation with the distinction that this is one you will leave behind in the mountain cabin or cruise ship library? (Some would call it Trash but this is a family newspaper)
Come on. Get real. Let’s talk fluff now so you can weed out all that literature that you are bogged down with the rest of the year, you know, the books you add to your own library. Vacations are for entertainment and relaxation. And besides, you’ll need room for a book you might want to buy…
Books based on films, where the film came first, comes to mind. Not a junior novelization but a fake book. But light and fluffy just the same. I searched hard for one to recommend.
First a trip down memory lane of the all time best summer reads. I may have discovered them in the late 70’s and early 80’s but some of these authors are still around. I grew up on Sidney Sheldon (The Other Side of Midnight), Victoria Holt (The Devil on Horseback), Danielle Steele (Palomino), Harold Robbins (The Carpetbaggers, The Betsy), Jackie Collins (Lucky), Judith Krantz (Princess Daisy, Scruples) and Herman Raucher (Summer of ’42, Ode to Billy Joe).
Dave Letterman top ten lists
Dennis Miller’s Rants
Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton
My sister, the romance section and Nora Roberts
The Harry Potter books came up on two different sites.