One of our favorite combinations is summer vacation and a good book. Lounging by a pool with a paperback is pretty close to paradise with the right material, so here’s our roundup of this summer’s best book lists in case you need something to read.
Books for basking. See which books The New York Times suggests you take to the beach.
Not that kind of O. Oprah has started up her book club again. Check out her picks. She also lists the best books of June.
Books are always in fashion. Vogue’s hit list includes six novels they’re into this summer.
Mysteries. Cook books. Travel. Here are NPR’s fascinating book lists.
- Go beyond 50 Shades of Grey. Sure it’s at the top of Amazon’s beach books list, but they’ve got 60+ other titles to suggest.
Ask someone who knows. Over at Confessions of a Book Addict, you’ll find a short, swoon-worthy list of fantasy and romance novels to keep you busy. Same goes for the reading list at Smart Bitches Trashy Books.
Thank you, Pinterest. We found Grove Person’s board dedicated to many 2012 summer reading lists and couldn’t stop clicking.
A cultured collection. You can count on an eclectic mix of biographies, graphic novels, and more on Flavorpill’s 10 June must-reads.
- Random good stuff. Creative Loafing Atlanta also has a hot little list that includes Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson and Hot Pink by Adam Levin.
There are a million other lists out there, so search for the stuff you like. And when you find a killer list—or a book you can’t put down—post it in the comments, so we can read along.
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