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Great Beach Reads
Great Beach Reads

AIR DATE: June 16, 2010

The sun is out in full force, so it's time to head to the pool. Don't forget two things: sunblock and a good book. What do you bring with you poolside? An action-packed thriller? Romance? A Dostoevsky novel to help you fall asleep? The head of the Clark County Library gives us her recommendations on can't-miss page turners. What's on your reading list? We know you bookworms are out there, so post your favorites below!

Jeanne Goodrich, Exec Dir, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

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It wasn't included in the list of producers picks. But right now I'm reading "2666" (pronounced twenty-six-sixty-six) by Roberto Bolano. It's a beast of a novel at 900 plus pages, but I highly recommend it. It's a gripping novelization of the murders of women in Juarez, Mexico and the tales of people surrounding the events in the city. Pick it up for a good long read.
Lee [Producer]Jun 23, 2010 08:18:00 AM
Reading some of the classic SF by Robert Heinlein lately I have found that his social essays are fun to read. especially the way her wraps them up into a Sci Fi novel.

Stranger in a Strange Land

Starship Troopers (Strangely not to read about the military aspects that have been popularized by the movies.)

Farnham's Freehold.

In a similar vein of Sci Fi, I always have to recommend Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Just a simple good read.

ErikJun 23, 2010 08:16:36 AM
Earlier this spring I enjoyed

"Rock'n'Roll will save your life" by Steve Almond - and of course I heard about it on KNPR - a great quick read that will make you realize you aren't nearly the obsessive music fan you thought you were compared to Steve Almond and his adventures in life, guided by the wisdom of his favorite rock, punk, pop and independent musicians.

FloJun 23, 2010 08:14:02 AM
Absolutely the "Millenium Books" -The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire and the Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest!!!
LaurieJun 23, 2010 08:10:35 AM
It is an honor for me as well to be chosen as an author on this program as well. I can't wait to meet everyone tomorrow!
Ni'cola Mitchell Jun 22, 2010 07:13:50 AM
I am honored to have been chosen as one of the authors on this program. I'm sure it will be a lively discussion. There are so many great books around, there simply are not enough hours in a day!
Morgan St. JamesJun 21, 2010 15:32:43 PM
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