Posted at 2:35 PM on June 1, 2012
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Books
Public radio listeners tend to be a bookish lot, and over the years NPR has accumulated quite a bit of book knowledge, from critics' reviews to "Best-of" lists generated with readers' votes.
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Peruse these to get a head start on your literary escape this summer, and share your own best bets in the comments section...
Summer Books 2012: The Complete List
Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
Top 100 Killer Thrillers
Audience Picks: 100 Best Beach Books Ever