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Summer Reading

Summer Reading

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Last year, it was Eat, Pray, Love, a "travelogue of spiritual seeking." This year, it's Vets Under Seige and What Happened, apparently. According to a new article in Publishers Weekly, political books have become incredibly popular. Summer reading favorites, even. That's hard for me to get my head around, but the sales figures don't lie. Many books about the Bush administration, the war in Iraq, and global warming have initial print runs between 30,000 and 1 million copies. Hello, bestseller lists! If you're taking political books to the beach this year, we want to hear from you. Which are your favorites? Have you given up on fiction? (Don't feel like you have to give us contemporary examples. Anything goes!) To get started, check out these recommendations, from NPR's political team.