Beach Read 2011
School is out and the longest day of the year is here. The sun is hot and the water is calling. Time to pack the beach bag. Want some suggestions?
Every year, I look forward to the NPR's recommendations of summer books. I especially like the Indie Booksellers Target Summer's Best Reads for an insider's take on what is good that might not hit the bestseller lists.
This year O's (Oprah) Summer Reading Lists go for wide appeal. You are bound to find something to your liking.
- The Irresistibles: Lyrical, Luscious Reads
- Unputdownable Mysteries
- Tantalizing Beach Reads
- Memoirs We Love
- Short Stories We Love
New Yorker Magazine wades in with their own Beach Reads for (Almost) Everyone.
I also like this year's Summer Beach Reads from Goodhousekeeping. Great current titles.
Just to prove that writers are avid readers, here is Stephen King's month-by-month summer reading list. Boy, is he organized!
Hey, if you are going to spend a lot of time in the car, try Summer’s Best Audio Books recommended by the Washington Post, and Library Journal's Best Audiobooks. Want more? Here is a list of the Top 100 Audio Book Bestsellers.