July 1book140 Beach Read Nominations: A Running List

1book140_icon.JPG Earlier this week, we put out a call for nominations for our July 1book140 selection—the theme is beach reads. Readers responded with more than 60 suggestions. Here's a list of the titles that have been nominated so far, which range from ancient epic poetry (The Odyssey AND The Aeneid) to present-day literary fiction (Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead, A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan). If there's a book you'd like to read that's not there, nominate it! We close the nominations round today at 5 pm Eastern. We'll publish the short list and start voting tomorrow.

2030 by Albert Brooks

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Arms and The Man by George Bernard Shaw

Breath by Tim Winton

Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse

Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Dead I Well May Be by Adrian McKinty

Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

E.F. Benson- Any 'Lucia' book

Fake Perfection by Linda Ginac

Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins

Great House by Nicole Krauss

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larsen

Island of Lost Maps by Miles Harvey

Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit by P.G. Wodehouse

Jeeves and the Mating Season by P.G. Wodehouse

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl

Laughing Gas by P.G. Wodehouse

Life by Keith Richards

Life With Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar

Lucia in London by E.F. Benson

Maine by Courtney J. Sullivan

Make Way for Lucia by E.F. Benson

Motorcycles and Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor

Naked by Nick Hornby

Not George Washington by P.G. Wodehouse

Now You See Him by Eli Gottlieb

On the Beach by Nevil Shute

Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene

P.G. Wodehouse- Anything work

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Queen Lucia by E.F. Benson

Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Replay by Ken Grimwood

Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead

Starter for Ten by David Nicholls

Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw

That Paris Year by Joanna Biggar

The Aeneid by Vergil

The Beach by Alex Garland

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood

The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell

The Newest American by Denny Sheehan

The Odyssey by Homer

The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

The Sea by John Banville

The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost

The Shark Net by Robert Drewes

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Thought Gang by Tibor Fischer

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

World War Z by Max Brook

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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