Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Take 5: Kristina's Favorite Beach Reads

This week we're (sadly) saying a temporary goodbye to some of our fantastic summer help here at the bookshop. Summer itself is winding down too, so we thought we'd bid farewell to summer staffer Kristina with her top 5 favorite beach reads! Check them out:

1. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

"I read this for the first time almost six years ago, but each reread is as good as the last."

2. Jitterbug Perfume, by Tom Robbins

"Always crazy, always beautiful."

3. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris

"David Sedaris never seems to lead an uninteresting life, no matter how hard he tries. Reading him on the beach makes waiting to hear his annual Christmas reading on NPR just a little easier."

4. Ham on Rye, by Charles Bukowski

"If you're into him, plan on never putting it down. If you're not, maybe pass. This one's as vulgar as the rest."

5. The Woman in the Dunes, by Kobo Abé

"What better place than the beach to read a book set in the dunes?"

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