Summer Books & Summer Reading 2012: Cool Reads For Hot Days Summer is glorious and too short to waste on the wrong book. Let the NPR critics you know and trust help you find the year's best fiction, memoirs, mysteries, historical fiction, science fiction and more.

Rich Reads: Historical Fiction Fit For A Queen

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Want A Winner? These Books Made The Critics' Cut

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Sail Into Summer With Novel Picks From Alan Cheuse

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Book Party For One: A Loner's Summer Survival Guide

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