Aloha Friday #135

May 20, 2010 by  
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My apologies for getting this week’s Aloha Friday up so late.
My iPad was delivered today and I lost track of time playing with it! :-)

aloha bannerWelcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too.

Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

If someone asked you for a book recommendation, what would you suggest and why?

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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51 Responses to “Aloha Friday #135”
  1. 1
    Owen's Mom says:

    Vegetable, Mineral Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. It is the one book that has had me thinking since I read it. Now I think more about what I eat and what went into getting that food to me. I highly recommend it!
    .-= Owen’s Mom´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – #12 =-.

  2. 2
    jess says:

    Gosh I haven’t read a good book in awhile! Let’s go with the twilight saga cause almost everybody loves a lil vampire romance orrrr there is Christine Feehans Dark Series….
    .-= jess´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – Drinks =-.

  3. 3

    I would have to suggest “I Am Jujood, Age 10 and Divorced”. Why? Because it gives you insight into other cultures, beliefs and ways of life. It was a very interesting read for me.
    .-= The Social Frog´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  4. 4
    Mrs. Marine says:

    Well, I loved the Twilight Saga, also I am currently reading The House of Night Series by PC Cast, I would definitely recommend either!
    .-= Mrs. Marine´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #24 Pajamas in Public =-.

  5. 5
    Janet F says:

    There is one book that I always recommend to someone going through hard times because many years ago it helped me. The book is named, Why Does Bad Things Happen To Good People.

  6. 6
    Angela says:

    I haven’t read a great book in so long. I haven’t even read the Twilight books. I wish I had the time to sit and read!
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..To dot-com or not to dot-com. =-.

  7. 7
    Jessica says:

    twilight saga
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  8. 8
    Natalie A. says:

    I’m not good at recommending books so I probably wouldn’t recommend any just because of that. I haven’t read very many lately.
    .-= Natalie A.´s last blog ..KAMsnaps $30 Gift Certificate Winner =-.

  9. 9
    Thom says:

    Anything by James Patterson. Oh I’m so excited for you getting your iPad. Mine got here 2 weeks ago. I got the 3G. I love love love it. :) I hardly use my computer any longer. I got the keyboard to go with it. Just awesome :) Have fun :)
    .-= Thom´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – #135 =-.

  10. 10

    I loved the book “Little Women.”
    .-= Shannon @ The Mommy-Files´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #48 =-.

  11. 11

    I wish that I had time to read! I barely have time to read blogs, lol! I hear that the Twilight Books are really good and I would love to read the books that are behind HBO’s TruBlood. I love that show!!!
    .-= Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – Blog Design =-.

  12. 12
    Deborah says:

    I would recommend The Shack to everyone. It brings out emotions and sparks interest and wonder.
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..ALL CLEAR: FeedMedic Alert for Babasfarmlife =-.

  13. 13

    Loved the Twilight Series (much to my surprise) and am reading the Sookie Stackhouse books. So far I like them a lot more than the series on HBO.
    .-= TheAngelForever´s last blog ..Presents and Thank you notes =-.

  14. 14

    They’re Your Parents Too! It’s a great read for anyone that has a family. It discusses topics we don’t address enough.
    .-= Pamela M. Kramer´s last blog ..Freebie Friday – Link Up #contests and prizes every Friday =-.

  15. 15
    facelift says:

    I recommended angel forever book because in this modern life everybody will have some dreams and for full-fill it, all will have to need one angel but it is not possible because angel is only one so by reading this book everyone could tell I also have an angel.

  16. 16
    Thomas says:

    It would depend on the person asking I think. I enjoy travel books so I might recommend something by Bill Bryson.
    .-= Thomas´s last blog ..Scratch And Sniff Flowers: Try Before You Buy =-.

  17. 17

    This question is too hard to answer. Being an avid reader and having a blog about books, I can’t just pick one book. I have too many authors that I enjoy and genres that I usually read. I guess my answer would be who was aking me.
    CMash
    My question is here

  18. 18
    Lynn says:

    I just read a great book the other day. It is called the Scent of Lilacs. I forget the author but very good book about complexity of life and relationships.

    Happy Aloha Friday!

  19. 19

    That’s a hard one. The last books I read were the Harry Potter ones.
    .-= Melanie @ Whimsical Creations´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Lilac Festival =-.

  20. 20
    Kristen says:

    Divine Secrets of The Yaya Sisterhood
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Regifting…. Do you? =-.

  21. 21
    Dee says:

    I have been SOOOO busy and haven’t had the time to read…but I want to. I’d be the one taking recommendations.
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  22. 22

    I just finished the book Sunday at Tiffany’s by James Patterson – I LOVED it. I would highly recommend that. :)
    .-= Upstatemomof3´s last blog ..Go Ask Mommy =-.

  23. 23
    Smellyann says:

    Anything by Jodi Picoult, because she’s just so very readable!
    .-= Smellyann´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  24. 24

    I have a list of parenting books…that’s what I’ve been digging into lately. For a light read, Summer At Tiffany. It’s a fun historical tale about two college girls from Iowa getting jobs at Tiffany in NY for the summer. A great beach read.

    Congrats on the iPad. Hubs got one a couple of weeks ago. Pretty cool stuff!
    .-= Serendipity is Sweet´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  25. 25
    Sue says:

    I like light hearted books. Right now I’m reading a Nora Roberts book. It is called “Savor the Moment” it is part 3 of a 4 part series. It is pretty good.

  26. 26
    Tiffany says:

    The Shack. Whether or not you are a religious person, this book will open your eyes and make you think more about God in a different light. You can take a lot away from this book. It’s a great discussion book in a group setting as well.
    .-= Tiffany´s last blog ..Mission Monkey Day =-.

  27. 27
    Michelle G says:

    Anything by Beverly Lewis! She writes books about the Amish and I just love them:)
    .-= Michelle G´s last blog ..Friday Follow! 5/14/2010 =-.

  28. 28
    Steph says:

    I’m a little morbid…Stephen King. Because it really feels like you’re THERE in the story when you’re reading (almost any) of his novels. I’m re-reading The Shining again right now.
    .-= Steph´s last blog ..Thankful Thursday 05.20.10 =-.

  29. 29
    Simply Cathi says:

    Hmmm…I don’t have a book recommendation but I am so excited about your iPad!!
    Kailani…You’ve gone Mac!!
    .-= Simply Cathi´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – Summer Vacation =-.

  30. 30

    It’d be tough to choose just one. I like to recommend Lamb by Christopher Moore, The Mysterious Benedict Society books for kids or people who like young adult books, Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series is always fun – and less known but possibly more awesome is the Spellman Files series by Lisa Lutz
    .-= Jen E @ mommablogsalot´s last blog ..Aloha Friday: Privacy, Schmivacy =-.

  31. 31

    The Love Dare! If they r married or dating! We did it and was alot of fun!!

  32. 32
    Irene says:

    Anything Danielle Steele, lol. I love getting lost in her stories, if even for a little while. Perfect for beach days too!
    .-= Irene´s last blog ..Aloha Friday! =-.

  33. 33
    cj says:

    I’d suggest Blindness by Jose Saramago. I liked the “question yourself in this situation” kind of writing.
    .-= cj´s last blog ..No Need To Search For Online Deals Yourself! =-.

  34. 34
    Chelsea says:

    The Lovely Bones (a great book that got turned into a movie). A lot of people tend to ignore the book and I feel they REALLY need to read it!

  35. 35

    [...] So, this meme has been around for a really long time and I always mean to join in and I never do. All you have to do is answer my question in the comments section and if you choose to participate on your blog, post your own question there. To add your link head on over to An Island Life. [...]

  36. 36
    Harriet says:

    I got an iPad for my daughter for graduation and she just loves it. She has downloaded and read 3 books already. Guess I’d have to recommend that :)
    .-= Harriet´s last blog ..A Breath of Fresh Air as Bloggers Unite :) =-.

  37. 37
    Xmasdolly says:

    I’m not much of a reader, but when I do it’s usually Stephen King books, and they’re all good! There was one that held my interest years ago it was called Flowers in the Attic. Sort of a Mystery. It was really good.
    .-= Xmasdolly´s last blog ..ALOHA FRIDAY =-.

  38. 38
    Sarah says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meaney. I read it a long time ago and really enjoyed it.
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  39. 39
    Krista says:

    Three Cups of Tea
    Tales of a Female Nomad
    Both of these were gifts from my sister-in-law that I just loved. They are non-fiction semi-autobiographies of people doing really cool things!
    .-= Krista´s last blog ..PSF: Train! =-.

  40. 40
    Sues2u2 says:

    Anything by Lisa See. She writes about what it was like in past generations from China. Both the generations in China & those that came to the US. Very well written & such wonderfully flawed characters. In other words, very human & realistic. Love all of her work.

    An ipad? Is it as fun as it looks?
    .-= Sues2u2´s last blog ..Summer means… =-.

  41. 41

    For a classic book, I’ve always adored The Great Gatsby.

    For modern cozy mysteries, I like the Death on Demand series by Carolyn G. Hart (set in South Carolina), the Tea Shop Mystery series by Laura Childs (set in Charleston, SC), and the scrapbook mystery series by Laura Childs (set in NOLA).

    If you love a good meaty mystery, I recommend and of the murder series by the late Margaret Truman (most of them set in Washington, DC) and the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series of books by Deborah Crombie (set in England and Scotland, but written by an American).
    .-= Desert Songbird´s last blog ..Character DOES Count =-.

  42. 42
    Thomas says:

    I just thought of which book I would recommend – Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. The movie is good as well but not as good as the book (they never are!)
    .-= Thomas´s last blog ..Minister’s Chauffeur Driven Cars Axed =-.

  43. 43
    noelle d says:

    I would say anything by Nicholas Sparks or Jodi Picoult
    .-= noelle d´s last blog ..WW – Here’s lookin at you! =-.

  44. 44

    The only book that I could never, ever put down was A Million Little Pieces by James Frey… So I supposed it would have to be that one.
    .-= Cynthia Krajcarski´s last blog ..Grammar School =-.

  45. 45

    eeekkk this is a hard one because there are so many great books out there.

    I could not get my hands off Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns. I bit heartbreaking but wow how interesting to learn about the culture in the middle east from a woman’s perspective.

    Another great one is Dr. Taylor Hartman’s The People Code. If you like psychology and personality discovery then this one is amazing and right on target with the descriptions of people.
    .-= Patiently Waiting ´s last blog ..Charm Factory Bracelet giveaway!!!! =-.

  46. 46

    I would suggest my favorite book…Pride & Prejudice!!!
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..Custom Printed Notecards – Giveaway! =-.

  47. 47

    [...] Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So Kailani over at  An Island Life thought that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting, and started Aloha Friday. So, for Aloha Friday, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Answer my question and feel free to ask your own question on your blog. Be sure to add your link and checkout other blogs that participate at An Island Life. [...]

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    [...] Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So Kailani over at  An Island Life thought that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting, and started Aloha Friday. So, for Aloha Friday, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Answer my question and feel free to ask your own question on your blog. Be sure to add your link and checkout other blogs that participate at An Island Life. [...]

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