August 1book140 Beach-Read Nominations

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1book140_icon.JPG Earlier this week, we put out a call for nominations for what to read as our August 1book140 selection. The theme is beach reads—again. Below is a list of the 130 (!!) books readers have suggested so far. Nominations are open until 5 pm Eastern today. This weekend we'll pick the shortlist and then begin voting on Monday.

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block

A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellory

A Telling Time by Glynnis Hayward

A Thousand Autumns by Jacob de Zoet

Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Klueger

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Anything by Donald E. Westlake

Anything by Elmore Leonard

Anything by Graham Green

Anything by John Grisham

Anything by Lisa See

Anything by P.G. Wodehouse

Anything by Terry Pratchet

Anything by Tom Robbins

Anything by Tony Hillerman

Anything by Wilkie Collins

Armadale by Wilkie Collins

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Big Red Tequila by Rick Riordan

Cape Cod Noir edited by David Ulin

Car Camping by Mark Sundeen

The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold

Cold Vengeance by Preston & Child

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

Dominance by Will Lavender

Don't Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk

Donna Tart by The secret history

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Heaven Tree Trilogy by Edith Pargeter

Elantris by Branden Sanderson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves

The Ice Trilogy by Vladimir Sirokin

Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore

It's Not That I'm Bitter by Gina Barreca

If On A Winter's Night A Traveler by Italo Calvino

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Kalooki Nights by Howard Jacobson

King of Torts by John Grisham

Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins

Like a Tree by Aly Otinga

Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov

Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell

Metro 2033 by Dmitry A. Glukhovsky

More Than You Know by Beth Gutcheon

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Nothing New Under the Sun by Tonya D. Floyd

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene

Parrot & Olivier by Peter Carey

Patrick Gale by Notes from an Exhibition

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

Possession by A.S. Byatt

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson

Rabbit Run by John Updike

Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman

Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Shadows Beyond the Flames and Other Stories by J.M. Tresaugue

Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper by Fuchsia Dunlop

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon

Strip by Thomas Perry

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Anniversary Man by R. J. Ellory

The Appeal by John Grisham

The Balloonist by Macdonald Harris

The Black Minutes by Martin Solares

The Borrower by Rebeca Makkai

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

The Businessman by Thomas M. Disch

The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

The Crowing Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Keep by Jennifer Eagan

The Last American Man by Eliza Gilbert

The Last Samurai by Helen Dewitt

The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon

The List of Seven by Mark Frost

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer

The Prestige by Christopher Priest

The Quincunx by Charles Pallister

The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño

The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

The Terror by Dan Simmons

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht

The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay

The Town by William Faulkner

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

The Tres Navarre Series by Rick Riordan

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

Unnamed by Joshua Ferris

Wake by Robert Sawyer

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

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