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It's August, with a few more weeks of summery weather. If you're lucky, that might mean some lazy days off, some time at the beach or a few afternoons on the porch with a good book.

Great summer reads can make this brief season feel a little more relaxing, or depending on your literary preferences, more adventurous or more educational. We get some reading suggestions from two people who spend a lot of time thinking about what makes a good book.


Alice Hoffman, Boston-based writer and author of the new novel, "The Marriage of Opposites. "She'll be reading from it tonight at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge and at Newtonville Books on Sept. 17.

Shuchi Saraswat, book buyer for the Brookline Booksmith.

Radio Boston's Summer Reading List

New England Books



Young Adult/Kids

This segment aired on August 5, 2015.


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