Monday, August 3, 2009

Summer reading

NPR recently took a poll to determine the best beach books ever. Perhaps not surprisingly for an NPR audience, many of the books aren't exactly your traditional beach reads -- Anna Karenina, anyone?

I have to agree with the number one best beach book, anything Harry Potter (including this great fan fiction that, as far as I'm concerned, is the eighth in the series). But I'd have to expand the number 5 Pride and Prejudice to include everything Jane Austen. After all, what's better than sunshine, cool waves, and some serious romance to make it feel like summer?

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. Some of those are very surprising. And surprisingly depressing. But I'm gonna have to go with Great Gatsby on this one. Fitzgerald is always my #1 beach read pick. In fact, I've read him on the beach many many times.