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Summer Reading 2014

The lazy, hazy days of summer are approaching, which makes it the perfect time to hit the beach or post up in the park with a great book. We consider the enduring appeal of page-turning thrillers, novels that take us to faraway locales, and revealing biographies.

See our guests recommendations in our full 2014 Summer Reading List.

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