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It's summertime and the reading's easy

It's summertime and the reading's easy

As life seems to slow to a snail’s pace during summer’s languorous days, it’s the perfect time to indulge in reading. Thrillers and spooky tales provide a particular chill on a torpid evening. Light and breezy reads are the perfect accompaniment for an afternoon beneath a beach umbrella. And should your tastes run a bit deeper, the longer days or half-day Fridays may just be the right time for a new political discussion or memoir.

Thankfully, publishers provide us with a bevy of choices that are perfect for all our summer outings. Here are a few books to round out your beach bag this summer.

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