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.