Beach Reading

What book would you recommend that journalists read this summer?

With the Memorial Day weekend just past, it’s official: summer is upon us. And the season of picnics and parades and baseball games is also one for settling back—on the beach, in the park, or in an air-conditioned room—with a good book.

We asked at the end of last year which books you’d want to give as holiday gifts—and you came through with a long and read-worthy list. Now that the summer is here, we want to hear from you again: What beach reading would you recommend, to journalists in particular? What works—new or classic, serious or fun—should be on our reading radar this summer?

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