Lifestyle & Parenting

Best Beach Books

August 2, 2011

To quote Young MC were spending our holiday lying on the beach
perpetrating a tan" (fully sunscreened, of course). Here are some of our
fave summer reads, tan and man not included.

Pick up The
Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein to get lessons about
being human from a very clever dog.



State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett is Heart of Darkness with
heart, transporting you to the Amazon with a pharmaceutical researcher
sent to track down her missing former mentor.


No one does bodice-rippers like Philippa Gregory, back with The
Red Queen
, telling the War of the Roses as seen through the
eyes of Henry VIII’s politically-minded grandmother.


Its hard to argue with the Pulitzer committee (not that weve tried), so
pick up A
Visit from the Goon Squad
by Jennifer Egan to follow
an aging rock music executive and other characters as their lives take
them places they never intended to go.

Speaking of places you never intended to go, Jon Ronson takes you into
minds of madness in The
Psychopath Test
. Hey! Who said beach reading needed to be light
and fluffy? Jennifer Nachshen


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