100 Best Beach Books ~ EVER!
NPR asked and readers answered – sending in some 600 nominations for the best beach reads list… With the help of book reviewers, editors and producers the list has been whittled to 200. And now it’s time for the final vote! Cast your vote(s) – everyone gets 10 … so lobby for your favorites! The final list of winners will be announced on July 29.
What is a “beach book?” While all the books on the list should be enthralling enough to inoculate vacation-goers against the vagaries of missed flights and bad weather, many “great books” aren’t great “beach books.” Tone, setting and sheer length play their parts. On the other hand, status as a classic isn’t an automatic disqualifier; both The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice were popular nominees. In the end, you’ll decide what makes the top 100.
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