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My problem is... even when I don't have time to read books, I keep buying them, finding them, borrowing them, getting them as gifts. So
now that we're planning a trip to the beach, here's a partial list of stuff in the pile.

It ranges from serious stuff to literary fiction to plain ol' trash.

I need to figure out how much to pack, because they sure take up room in a suitcase, and many are hardcovers. But when I have nothing on my agenda I can inhale a good size book or two smaller ones in a day if I work at it.

Feel free to chime in if you have read these or have any suggestions.


Here's the fiction in no particular order:

Everything Is Illuminted - Jonathan Safran Foer
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Bee Season - Myla Goldberg
Eva Moves the Furniture - Margo Livesey
The Waste Lands, The Dark Tower Book III - Stephen King
The Anubis Gates - Tim Powers
Thinks... - David Lodge
Lloyd: What Happened - Stanley Bing
Blues Lessons - Robert Hellenga
Gigantic - Marc Nesbitt (short stories)
Wilson - David Mamet
American Pastoral, Goodbye Columbus, Sabbath's Theater, The Ghost Writer and Operation Shylock -- all by Philip Roth
City of God - E.L. Doctorow
American Gods - Neil Gaiman

OK, that's too much, since there's about six nonfiction titles I'm also working through. I find it a lot easier to pick that stuff up and let it drop, then get back to it. But if I don't keep moving through a novel, then odds are I'm going to have a touch time picking it up again if I take a hiatus.

I'm guessing I can get through about half these titles in 10 days.

So, which ones?
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