Retro Summer Readingby Beth Carswell
Hottest Summer Reads From Decades Past
Point of No Return by John P. Marquand
A Rage to Live by John O'Hara
The Egyptian by Mika Waltari
Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King
Exodus by Leon Uris
Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Overload by Arthur Hailey
The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum
Good as Gold by Joseph Heller
Midnight by Dean Koontz
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
Hannibal by Thomas Harris Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell
Here's an idea - this summer, skip the new books, and read good books from the past.
The summer reading lists are on the way. Every newspaper, magazine, and celebrity blogger will make their recommendations for the latest in formulaic, forgettable fluff: the court case drama, the teen vampire saga, the celebrity biography and the heartbreak of romance with a man who can't be tamed. Predictable, dull and safe.
This year, we're skipping John Grisham, Stephenie Meyer, Nora Roberts and all the cookie-cutter blockbusters. Instead, we're dusting off our Wayback Machine to visit some excellent books that have been left behind, from names like Ray Bradbury, Toni Morrison, Kurt Vonnegut, Ayn Rand and more. Whether we've been meaning to read them, meaning to re-read them or had forgotten them altogether, these are books we're proud to bring out of the beach bag: enjoyable, affordable, damn good reads.
Go back in time. Read great books. Have a great summer.
Music for Chameleons (sold)
Night and Day (sold)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (sold)
The Once and Future King (sold)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (sold)