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Beach Reads

Summertime, and the reading is easy. In July, many of us turn to lighter fare and page turners for vacation or beach books. Think back… What have you enjoyed reading during the lazy, hazy days of summer? Do you have memories of favorite summer books? What are your top recommendations for the perfect beach book? What’s on your reading list for this summer? What are your kids and grandkids reading, if they still read? Share your beach reads stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

Beach Reads!
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How did our prescient moderators know that the title of this week’s Book Review section of the New York Times would be “Beach [...]

Readers’ Choice

Becoming
Truth be told, I do very little reading these days. I used to love to read and long ago, I read a book a week, but my eyes [...]
Beach Reads — Sankaty Head, Herman Melville, and the wreck of the Andrea Doria
...the house felt huge, empty and swept by onshore winds that buffeted the old frame building.
Summer in the City
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I rarely go to the beach, and when I do, I am generally either working on my suntan (I know, very dangerous, but I still do [...]
Tomes Against the Tides
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I'll never forget the syllabus for that summer Russian literature class, which included War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The [...]
Into thin air
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Onward to acid and heat
Beach Readers
. . . it looked to be some form of ritual, the Shunning of the Water
Summer’s my Favorite Reading Season
As an educator, however, summer was always the reading season, and old habits die hard.
Book -ish
"...at some point my mother, observing my compulsive reading, suggested that quality, not quantity, might make me a happier [...]

Stories from the Previous Prompt

Fireworks

End of Season Glory
Summers on Martha’s Vineyard start slow, pick up steam, then fly by. The third week in August has a particularly [...]
Dud
But, whether related to this initial aversion or not, I have always been reluctant to embrace metaphorical fireworks either.  [...]

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Think back about …

Beach Reads

Summertime, and the reading is easy. In July, many of us turn to lighter fare and page turners for vacation or beach books. Think back… What have you enjoyed reading during the lazy, hazy days of summer? Do you have memories of favorite summer books? What are your top recommendations for the perfect beach book? What’s on your reading list for this summer? What are your kids and grandkids reading, if they still read? Share your beach reads stories forward.

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