Arts & Life
Wed June 11, 2014
Literary Locals Weigh In On Great Summer Reads
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