So. When we were at the beach last week, I actually read TWO books! My sister-in-law brought them for me...they were:
James Patterson books are light and quick reads. Also, the story is usually so good, it makes you not want to put the book down. I enjoyed both books very much, but if I were BUYING the hardcover, I'd like to get more read-time out of them. More like Harry Potter complexity, which take longer to read because of the extra subplots and detail.
But for the beach, the James Patterson ones are great! And always a twist of some sort that I never predict!