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Obama Has a Hefty Summer Reading List

Reading list is a mix of fiction and nonfiction

(Newser) - President Obama is in the midst of a 16-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard, and ABC News has gotten a look at his summer reading list. As Time notes, it includes this year's Pulitzer winner for fiction from Anthony Doerr along with Ta-Nehisi Coates' exploration of race relations in... More »

7 Books Hitting the Big Screen Next Year

So you can get a head start on your reading

(Newser) - Looking for some summer reading? Consider these books listed by Christian Science Monitor , all of which are being made into films coming out next year:
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: A boy trying to uncover whether a monster killed his grandfather stumbles onto a home
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On NY School's Summer Reading List: 30+ Typos

Students advised to read 'The Great Gypsy,' Emily Bonte

(Newser) - Good news, students of Hempstead Public Schools: You won't be wading through F. Scott Fitzgerald's version of that Leo DiCaprio movie this fine summer vacation. Rather, you'll be searching endlessly for a tome called The Great Gypsy—at least according to the district's summer reading list,... More »

Summer Reads That Won't Embarrass You

Literary types give their suggestions for beach books

(Newser) - Looking for a beach read that's not just fluff? The Atlantic Wire asked authors and other literati for "books that live up to the spirit of summer while still making us think"—or, in other words, "beach reads for smart people." Here's what they... More »

100 Best Non-Fiction Books

Who says a summer read has to be light?

(Newser) - Looking for a summer read that’s a little weightier than the norm? Check out the Guardian ’s list of the 100 greatest non-fiction books. Some samples:
  • Art: The Shock of the New, by Robert Hughes, traces the story of modern art.
  • Biography: Robert Graves talks, of course, about
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10 Smart, Entertaining Beach Reads

They're not trashy, but they're still page-turners

(Newser) - Looking for a page-turner to read on the beach, but just can’t bring yourself to buy a trashy supermarket romance novel? Allow Sadie Stein to introduce you to 10 respectable summer reads “that you can show with pride—but will devour like a tween guilty pleasure,” on... More »

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