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2013 Summer Vacation Reads: Links to Find Your Best Beach Book

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Build your summer reading list with these resources.
Summer 2013 is here. You need beach books now.  And I'm searching for a vacation read.  We need recommendations!  Here are a few links to help all of us find a great book.

L.A. Times 2013 Summer Reading Guide
Lots of goodies to choose from on this list: fiction, YA, audio books and more.  Three that look good to me:
Bad Monkey, Carl Hiaasen
Blood & Beauty, Sarah Dunant
and,
Skinner, Charlie Houston (If you still haven't read Houston's book Caught Stealing, please do so. Immediately!)

Publishers Weekly Best Summer Books 2013
Some off-the-beaten path suggestions here. I'm interested in Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda.

A Collection of Links from NPR for Summer Books
This page is a great resource for anyone looking for a book recommendation.  Check out all this links.  Nancy Pearl recommends Crashed by Timothy Hallinan.  So do I.

Kirkus Reviews:  10 Best Novels for Summer Reading
Many titles that look good on this list; Th…

Father's Day 2013

Does your dad enjoy reading? is he into sports?  Then for Father's Day, consider getting him a copy of American Pastimes:  The Very Best of Red Smith.   I heard about it on ESPN radio this morning and the book sounds great.  Here is a link to a Sports Illustrated article about the book.   I'm going to check it out.