Honeymoon Reading Recommendations Por Favor!

Hey. Hi. Hello!  Nothing big going on around here..just the fact that in a week from today I am marrying the person who is truly my best friend but also the one that makes my heart pitter patter. He’s my Darcy, my Peeta (or Gale depending on who you ask!), my fairy tale ending and happily ever after. The time has flown by and I am so insanely excited/completely overwhelmed. I feel like it was just yesterday when I announced it to you all on here that we were getting married!!

And after the wedding we will be heading off to Mexico for our honeymoon for a week. Aside from enjoying his company, I fully plan to read and relax on the beach or in these freaking amazing HAMMOCKS above this lazy river. I’m taking one or two physical books that I own but I have a gift card that I plan on using to get some books for my Nook…so I NEED some recommendations! I don’t know what sorts of books would be good honeymoon reading (any of them would do probably lol) BUT I know you will steer me in the right direction, friends, since you know my tastes so well.

I’ll be posting my honeymoon book packing list next week after I make the decision with your help!!

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About Jamie

Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. How exciting for you! I wish you guys a lifetime of happiness. And safe travels.

  2. Aw, I am so happy and excited for you! I hope you and your husband will live a long and fulfilling life together. Those pictures are beautiful btw.

    My recommendation: The Princess Bride. It’s my all time favorite. Plus, you know, it’s about a princess, and a bride, so it’s totally relevant!

    Enjoy your big day in a week!!

  3. I recently read The Mango Orchard by Robin Bayley – it’s nonfiction but reads like a novel, with amazing characters and a great setting. Which happens to be Mexico, which is why I mention it 🙂

  4. Congrats!! It does only seem like yesterday that you got engaged. As for recommendations, I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahn. It has some sad parts…but it’s a sweet and realistic romance! Plus, it’s witty and fun. I loved it so much.

  5. Have a wonderful wedding and honeymoon!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS! Recommendation? The Thirteenth Tale by Dianne Setterfield. It has nothing to do with weddings or a honeymoon, but BOY is it awesome! One of my all time favorites

  7. Hmmm, I read the entire first Hunger Games book on my honeymoon a few years back, but guessing by your Gale/Peeta reference, you’ve probably already read that one … Have you tried I Capture the Castle? I love that one.

  8. Hmm, let me see what I have for you…

    My Life Next Door – Huntley Fitzpatrick
    In Honor – Jessi Kirby
    The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – Jennifer E. Smith
    Unbreak My Heart – Melissa C. Walker

    Those are all YA, but I thought they were sweet. And romantic.

  9. I took Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s Shadow of the Wind on my honeymoon last year, and read the entire thing on the beach. It seemed like an odd choice at first, since it’s all dark, WWII Barcelona, but the story is so captivating that it was kind of nice to read something that wasn’t all light, beachy fluff, like I usually choose. Although I also packed some of the light fluff (i.e. Sarah Dessen). Hope that your day is all you hoped it would be … and more, and that you two enjoy a lifetime of happiness together!!

  10. Oh Jamie, I’m so happy for you! I’m going to suggest an adult book, namely GARDEN SPELLS by Sarah Addison Allen. It has lots of delicious descriptions of food, magical realism elements, and a bit of romance. I hope you like it if you decide to try it out!

  11. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, anything by Jill Mansell. It’s great to have some fun books! Congratulations, everything will be beautiful! I’m so happy for you. 🙂

  12. What an exciting time! I hope you enjoy every minute of it! My main advice re: book selections is to get books that you are convinced will be fantastic (to avoid the meh book moments). I read a book on my honeymoon that I had heard fabulous things about but had neglected to read because it wasn’t YA and it was like 1000 pages long. It was SO GOOD (and totally unromantic by the way) and it just added a nice touch to my already wonderful trip. So that’s my advice, pick out some titles that you’ve always known were the perfect books for you and yet haven’t gotten around to actually reading. Happy Wedding-ing and Honeymoon-ing!

  13. It’s almost here! I know you have to be excited! Make sure that you do spend a lot of time on your honeymoon just relaxing, because after next week you really will need some R&R time!

    As far as suggestions go, I picked up A History of Love by Nicole Krauss on my honeymoon last year when I ran out of Harry Potter books lol, and I really liked it! It’s literary but not too heavy!

    Happy Wedding day! =)

  14. First off, CONGRATULATIONS JAMIE! I remember my pre-wedding excitement and the best advice I can offer is to savour it. Seriously. It’s all over so fast! Secondly, I am a new reader of your amazeballs blog and have found myself devouring all of your previous posts. I love your sense of humour and passion for books. It’s truly inspiring.

    Okay, well with regards to honeymoon books, I’d recommend something lighter. I mean, c’mon, it’s your HONEYMOON afterall. I enjoyed “Hope in a Jar” by Beth Harbison and Mindy Kaling’s debut book “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?”

    Good luck and again… congratulations!

  15. Congratulations! Being married is so much fun. Have you read “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel? It’s fairly dense, but hard to put down once you pick it up.

  16. I read a fair amount on my honeymoon. So did my hubby. We did a lot of fun stuff, but it was also a vacation, so we sat poolside a lot and read. He read his usually fantasy novel fair. I took along some chick lit (Sophie Kinsella) and some paranormal romance, I think it was MaryJanice Davidson, but the Sookie Stackhouse books would be fun too.

  17. Eeekkkkkk one week!! I swear it was just yesterday you were here in Chicago on your engagement day 🙂 Couldn’t be more excited for you girl!!

  18. It’s this week! Happy wedding week, have so much fun, let yourself experience it all. I hope you guys can make some awesome memories in the next few weeks 🙂
    rae gun ramblings

  19. Ah!! So so close. 🙂 I’m so excited for you two. I also love seeing these pictures. You are such a good looking couple!

    I read a good mix of books on my honeymoon… one being One Day (which I think you couldn’t finish, right). I don’t remember anything too stand out. BUT on our last trip I read Unbreak My Heart, Second Chance Summer, and From What I Remember and those were excellent for a sunny trip! 🙂 I would give those a whirl.

    Oh, P.S. I would pack before your wedding if you have time. That’s a big piece of advice from me because I was the ultimate psycho the day before our trip and stayed up until 3am packing and repacking and then getting in a 2 hour cat nap before we had to go to the airport. 🙂


  20. Are you looking for sweet and romantic, adventure-filled, whimsical….there are so many books for so many reading preferences it’s impossible to decide! Feel free to visit my website and add me on “goodreads” if you want some recommendations. I can’t even guess where to begin with recommendations! Haha. Best wishes for you and your husband-to-be!

    –Crystal Lynn

  21. Yay! You two look so cute together. 🙂 CONGRATS and YAY and CONFETTI (or rice, whatever)!!

    Hmm… boooks… THE HISTORY OF LOVE by Nicole Krauss or CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? by Sophie Kinsella. Have fun, Jamie! 🙂

  22. Congrats on your wedding day! I hope it’s amazing! I just got engaged so I am enjoying looking through all your wedding posts. 😀

  23. Congratulations on your wedding!

    If I’m not too late… Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchette was AMAZING. It has everything – epic adventure, amazing world-building, fantastic characters and of course, a wonderful love story. Just be sure to bring the second book in the series, Froi of the Exiles, because, I promise, once you read the first book you will need to read the next (although the third book is not out until 2013).