Summer Reading List! : Blog Of The Nation If you're a true TOTN listener, you've probably been COUNTING DOWN THE HOURS till our annual summer reading show. Never fear, it's Memorial Day, and time to give you the goods.
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If you're a true TOTN listener, you've probably been COUNTING DOWN THE HOURS till our annual summer reading show. Never fear, it's Memorial Day, and time to give you the goods. Laura Miller, Maud Newton, and ZZ Packer will all be here to give you the best of the best. This year, we've got a special edition, and we're asking that you not only give us your must-read list, but you fill in these blanks.

1) Best book to read on the beach (something engrossing that you don't mind getting sand in).

2) Best book to read on an airplane when you really want to avoid talking to the person next to you.

3) Best thing to read when the air conditioning's out.

4) Book you were assigned to read in school, and haven't gotten around to...yet!

5) Book you're dying to re-read.

6) Children's book you want to re-read.

Give us your answers, and any other advice for filling your beach tote!