Summer's officially here, and it's time to relax, take a deep breath, and pick up a book to read just for fun. Below is our shortlist for July, when we'll tackle a beach read. Should we go with a classic love story? A contemporary mystery? A tale about children and magic (that's not Harry Potter)? You have till Friday at 5 pm to cast your vote. (NOTE: If you have trouble with the voting module on this page, try clicking here.)
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Beautiful Ruins follows the would-be love affair of a young Italian innkeeper and an American starlet—and picks up their story in Hollywood half a decade later.
The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
In this novel, a middle-aged man manages to find peace after his wife's untimely death as her spirit frequently revisits him.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
A beloved and often-studied novel, Pride and Prejudice observes the volatile (and complicated) romance of an intelligent, female protagonist and a seemingly aloof gentleman.
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Set in New Orleans, A Confederacy of Dunces is about an eccentric 30 year old man's comedic quest for employment.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez