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Last Chance: Summer's Must-Reads

Sure, school is back in session, but the kids don't have to be the only ones hitting the books this month.

Although Labor Day marks the last hurrah for white pants, barbeques and kids up late on a Sunday night, it is not the end of the season. People, until the clock strikes midnight on Sept. 21, it's still summer. And that means there's just enough time to squeeze in another good book atop your favorite lounge chair.

Not sure what to read for your last hurrah of summer? Fear not, Lamorindans, we've cobbled together some best-sellers from The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, along with a few staff favorites from summers past. All you need to make your experience complete is a nice cold glass of iced tea lemonade.

Fiction

Non-fiction

  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed - A woman's account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - The story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.
  • The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer - The author, the son of a single mom, recounts how the flawed men of a local bar became his fathers, teaching him about love, literature, baseball and the drinking life.
  • Crazy For The Storm by Norman Ollestad - Alone in a blizzard at night, the author and sole survivor of a single-engine plane crash hit the side of a steep mountain. He tells how he, as an 11-year-old boy, made it down the mountain.

What were your favorite summer reads? Let us know in the comments.

Amanda September 01, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Since I have little kids, reading books (that have chapters) is not something I get to do often anymore, but I did manage to read _Damned_ by Chuck Palahniuk. One of his best, but not for kids.
Ian Lipnicky (still a SportsFan) September 01, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I read a lot during the past few months, but I passed on one book that seemed to get a great deal of attention over the summer. I heard this amusing piece of advice about it, though: "If you're suddenly into BDSM because your girlfriend/wife read 50 Shades of Grey, you should clearly punish her for her taste in fiction."
S. Lucier September 02, 2012 at 04:49 PM
I recently read both The Imperfectionists (a real surprise) and Wild (engrossing). Enjoyed both. I am looking forward to this fall's Tom Wolfe - Back to Blood and Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon. No e-reads for me; still enjoying the heft and texture of a printed book.
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