Thursday, June 8, 2017

Getaway Reads: Classics and Fiction

Block Island, Rhode Island, USA. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 25 May 2017.
Maybe you're not going to the beach, but it is summer, and we bet you'd like some fun reads for your vacation getaway - even if it's just a hammock in the backyard! We have combed the internet for some likely contenders for your beachbag, suitcase, or lap, whatever the case may be, and tried to include some new titles (ones without an enormous hold list) and some older ones you might have missed.


Kindred by Octavia Butler [eBook & eAudio]

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene [eAudio]

Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

The Natural by Bernard Malamud

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan

Dune by Frank Herbert 

Jaws by Peter Benchley

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure - The "Good Parts" Version abridged by William Goldman

The Professor and the Siren by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa

The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler 

A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul 

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway


Swing Time by Zadie Smith

White Nights In Split Town City by Annie Dewitt

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B. J. Novak

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

All Stories Are Love Stories by Elizabeth Percer

My Mrs. Brown by William Norwich

Relativity by Antonia Hayes

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

The Animators by Katla Rae Whitaker

The Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead

Chronicle of a Last Summer: A Novel of Egypt by Yasmine El Rashidi

Arcadia by Lauren Groff

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Perennials by Mandy Berman

Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro

The Nix by Nathan Hill

She Poured Out Her Heart by Jean Thompson

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

Body Surfing by Anita Shreve

The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst

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