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Sunday, June 30, 2013

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

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
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; The World of the End by Ofir Touche Gafla might be a book to check out

Summer Book Recommendations at Policymic
There are a number of links to check out at Policymic.  Gia Coturri has a post listing 10 recommendations, all of which look interesting.  In particular, I'm interested in The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian.

Laura Miller at Salon
Miller assembled a list of seven titles for you to consider.  She calls one, Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet, "this summer's must read."  And so I shall.  The book comes out in August.

NY Times 2013 Summer Reading
Hope you can access this article; the NYT allows only limited access to those who are not a subscriber.  I you can't read it, then I'll tell you my take-away idea from this article:  Check out Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

Hopefully something in these links sounded intriguing to you.  And I'd like to conclude with my own recommendation:  Read The Last Summer of the Camperdowns by Elizabeth Kelly.  It's terrific.

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