Arts & Life
3:38 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Literary Locals Weigh In On Great Summer Reads

Too many summer reading options? We can help.
Too many summer reading options? We can help.
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Summer is here in Las Vegas, which means it’s time to take a break from the hot temperatures. And what better way to relax inside your home or on the beach than with a book.

I mean a good book. Maybe a graphic novel or biography that just sweeps you away on a lazy summer’s day. So what should you read this summer? Maybe it’s something off the best-sellers list or a classic. Or do you have a certain type of genre you like to read on vacation?

Whatever book you choose this summer, there is a good chance you’ll download it to you iPad or Kindle, instead of buying that hardback book at your local bookstore.

We have some great reading recommendations from our producer and a couple of literary locals.

Also, check out where you can get ebooks for free.

Books recommended by Maile Chapman:

- "The Passage," by Justin Cronin

- "Smilla's Sense of Snow," by Peter Hoeg

- "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?," by Roz Chast

Books recommended by Cindi Reed

- "Anna Karenina," by Leo Tolstoy

- "We Are Called to Rise," by Laura McBride

- "Kicking & Dreaming: A story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll," by Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson and Charles R Cross

Books recommended by Chris Sieroty:

- "The Resistance Man, a Bruno Chief of Police novel," by Martin Walker

- "Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises," by Timothy Geithner

- "The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die," by Niall Ferguson


Maile Chapman, associate professor at UNLV’s English Department

Cindi Reed, arts and entertainment editor at Vegas Seven

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