Friday, June 19, 2009

Weekend Reading

Looks like it's finally going to be a warm, sunny weekend here in Chicago. So, in honor of the rain's disappearance, here are a few good beach reads to check out while you soak up the sun:

WELCOME TO TEMPTATION and FAKING IT by Jennifer Cruise are the perfect beach reads. Both have hilarious, over the top characters, witty and raunchy dialogue, and clever story lines. Don't be embarrassed by the pink and pastel yellow covers, ten pages in you'll forget all about them.

For a different kind of humor, try ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY by Dave Sedaris. This autobiographical series of vignettes and short stories had me laughing out loud, especially the section about his experience in art school.

If you'd rather catch some action while you catch some rays, pick up GONE FOR GOOD or TELL NO ONE by Harlan Coben. He does a brilliant job of putting ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances and is a master at suspense.

Short story collections are perfect when you're reading time is limited. Check out CHICAGO BLUES, THESE GUNS FOR HIRE, and EXPLETIVE DELETED, all published by the talented folks at Bleakhouse Books.

Planning on taking your Kindle to the beach? Want more recommendations? Good news! Crimespree Magazine is now available on Kindle. Check it out!

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