Open Thread: Beach Books
Credit: mikecogh
May 28, 2018

Whether it's mass-market paperback or snooty literature, the ideal beach book needs to hold your attention. When I was younger, the ideal beach read was something like "Valley of the Dolls" or Stephen King's "The Stand."

Now I'm more likely to be reading something along the lines of these Esquire recommendations -- or anything by John Grisham.

There's always Southern Living's list, Redbook's, or Elle's. (If it's mostly women's magazines doing these lists, that's because the vast majority of people who buy fiction are women.)

What will you be taking to the beach, lake, mountains?

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.