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BookReporter.com Presents Summer Beach Reading Lists
Readers Share Recommendations in Beach Reads ContestBookreporter.com celebrates summer with Summer Beach Reading Lists and a Summer Beach Reads Contest, giving readers a place to share their reading recommendations and a chance to win 10 beach bags filled with books.
Bookreporter.com selected 12 hardcovers and 12 paperbacks for its Summer Beach Reading Lists. "Our goal was to choose books that were a breeze to read --- titles that readers could escape with and enjoy on the beach, terrace, patio or hammock," reports Carol Fitzgerald, co-Founder and President of The Book Report Network.
The 12 hardcovers include:
THE BEACH HOUSE by James Patterson and Peter De Jonge
FLESH TONES by M. J. Rose
HARD EIGHT by Janet Evanovich
HER by Laura Zigman
IF LOOKS COULD KILL by Kate White
THE LOBSTER CHRONICLES by Linda Greenlaw
MORTAL ALLIES by Brian Haig
MY LEGENDARY GIRLFRIEND by Mike Gayle
THE NANNY DIARIES by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
THE PUZZLE BARK TREE by Stephanie Gertler
SAVANNAH BLUES by Mary Kay Andrews
STEP-BALL-CHANGE by Jeanne Ray
The 12 paperbacks include:
BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett
THE DAY I TURNED UNCOOL by Dan Zevin
THE GOOD GERMAN by Joseph Kanon
GOOD IN BED by Jennifer Weiner
HOW TO BE GOOD by Nick Hornby
MR. MAYBE by Jane Green
MYSTIC RIVER by Dennis Lehane
RIGHT AS RAIN by George P. Pelecanos
SEABISCUIT by Laura Hillenbrand
SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Cathy Kelly
THE SUMMERHOUSE by Jude Deveraux
VALHALLA RISING by Clive Cussler
More information about Summer Reading List feature can be found at Bookreporter.com.
These 24 titles are prizes in the website's "Summer Beach Read Contest." Bookreporter.com will give away beach bags filled with books from the Summer Reading List to 10 randomly selected winners who answer the question: "What 10 titles would you stock a vacation home with that would be ideal reading for your guests?"
Five randomly selected winners will receive a beach bag filled with 12 hardcovers and five more randomly selected winners will receive a beach bag filled with 12 paperbacks. The prizes are titles featured on Bookreporter.com's Summer Beach Reading Lists. The contest runs through July 26th. See complete rules and regulations here.
According to Fitzgerald, "Our contest idea came about because some of our staffers were visiting vacation homes that were stocked with great titles, and others found themselves in homes where the library was woefully lacking. It quickly inspired thoughts about 'the ultimate reading library.'" Reader lists will be posted on the website beginning in mid-June.