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It's summertime, the living is easy, and the sun will be up for hours and hours. What better time to catch up on some great reading? From Jackie Collins to Michael Palin to Norman Podhoretz, our Summer Reading Store features writers to suit every taste.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Audiobooks
Whether you're on a long, hot drive or under a cool umbrella, it's summertime and your ears deserve a treat. Laugh yourself silly with the madcap American in Paris David Sedaris, encounter scary characters in Beowulf and Mario Puzo's Mafia epic Omerta, join Janet Evanovich's bounty-hunter heroine in Hot Six, and fall under the spell of Harry Potter. See more suggestions in our Audiobooks summer listening list.

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Biographies
This summer, get a life! You've got quite a lot to choose from: the bad-yet-great Mayor Daley of American Pharaoh, Judith Krantz's days of Sex and Shopping, the Tahitian seafaring memoir The Water In Between, tales of madness, and the Marx Brothers' Monkey Business. See more suggestions in our Biographies summer reading list.

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Children's Books
When you're seeking books for kids, it's wise to buy a book worth reading more than once. Check out the buried treasure in the Newbery Medal-winning summer-camp tale Holes, or Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's haunted-house yarn Jade Green: A Ghost Story. Discover a 14-year-old counterpart to Bridget Jones in Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, or pick up the 35th-anniversary edition of The Phantom Tollbooth, with Maurice Sendak's tribute. See more suggestions in our Children's Books summer reading list.

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Cooking, Food & Wine
Next to eating, there's probably nothing more satisfying than reading about food. While most hard core foodies will happily while away their summer by leafing through cookbooks, sometimes a little variety is called for--say, a good yarn like Kitchen Confidential or a classic by M.F.K. Fisher or Laurie Colwin--to spice things up. See more suggestions in our Cooking, Food & Wine summer reading list.

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Entertainment
Here's what's fun to read in the sun, from the latest blockbuster books starring Mel Gibson, X-Men, and Bullwinkle to deeply personal tomes by or about Groucho Marx, David Sedaris, and Roger Ebert. See more suggestions in our Entertainment summer reading list.

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History
Even if you can't get away this summer, these great history books will take you around the world--from Lexington Green to the Chosin Reservoir, from a tiny boat in the Pacific Ocean to a big top in Hartford, Connecticut, and from the cramped quarters of the USS Monitor to the skies over Great Britain. See the rest of our History summer reading list.

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Literature & Fiction
Take a cool, refreshing plunge into another world this summer--the colliding-culture milieu of Zadie Smith's brilliantly funny White Teeth, Maeve Binchy's family-secret-filled Tara Road, or Jeffrey Lent's runaway bestseller In the Fall. Hit the high seas with Patrick O'Brian or share high times with Tom Robbins and Christopher Buckley. See more suggestions in our Literature & Fiction summer reading list and our list of hot Literature & Fiction paperbacks.

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Mystery & Thrillers
Better turn on a fan--thrillers like Hot Six and Hot Springs may not give you much chance to cool off. Cavort with the bad and the beautiful in Lethal Seduction, get a fast Ludlum fix with The Hades Factor, or solve a crossword puzzle to find the murderer in Two Down. See more of our Mystery & Thrillers summer reading in hardcover and paperback.

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Nonfiction
The ultimate fantasy is a summer free to read the best books about real events, from libertine-turned-conservative Harry Stein's witty How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy to Jesse Ventura's two-fisted I Ain't Got Time to Bleed. Live high on the hog by reading Hell's Angel, go ho-ho over Bobos in Paradise, and discover how one visionary changed the face of America in A Clearing in the Distance. See more suggestions in our Nonfiction summer reading list.

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Romance
If you can't get enough of sunny days and steamy nights, you'll find plenty between the pages of romance blockbusters like Heartbreaker, Midnight in Ruby Bayou, and The Heir. Jemima J takes its heroine on a funny cyber-romp, while If Only It Were True explores a romance between a guy and a ghost--sort of. See more of our Romance summer reading.

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Science Fiction & Fantasy
Like to read SF short stories at the beach? You can't go wrong with The Year's Best Science Fiction. If you're a Star Wars fan, you need to read Star Wars: Rogue Planet. If you prefer fantasy, try Charles de Lint's Forests of the Heart, which pits the old gods of Ireland against the North American manitous. Or spend a sunny afternoon chuckling with Terry Pratchett's The Fifth Elephant. See more suggestions in our Science Fiction & Fantasy summer reading list.

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Travel
Summer's here, and it's time for a change of scene--even if it's only in your imagination. Get a feel for life under the Spanish sun, globetrot with Paul Theroux, go Down Under in Australia, take a ride (along with the PBS show) on Great American Rail Journeys, and read the inside scoop on Mickey's place in The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World. See more suggestions in our Travel summer reading list.

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