Beach Reads

I’m taking five books to the beach with me.  I have no idea how much reading I might get done, and if I run out there will be plenty of people to borrow from, I know.  Here they are:

*Everything Is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer (Um, a good friend gave this to me in January. It won The Guardian first book award. I’m expecting to be floored by it, from everything I’ve read.  And the cover is completely awesome–mine is hot pink with a wacky yellow font. I love how the publishers had it produced with several different colored covers; White Teeth was like that too.)

*Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino (I’m really looking forward to it.)

*Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson (Recommended by a friend, and required reading.)

*Quicksilver, by Neal Stephenson (No, I’m still not finished with it.)

*Pastwatch the Redemption of Christopher Columbus, by Orson Scott Card (An alternative history, supposed to be his best since Ender’s Game.)

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