Nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon devouring a great book; a story that is effortless enough to digest easily yet engaging enough never to want to put down. But for anyone who travels a lot, bringing an entire reading list along can be a hassle. Enter an e-reader - such as the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite - that can store all the books you could need while still being lighter than a paperback novel and offering the benefit of a glare-free screen. Now, make yourself comfortable at the beach, perched in a porch swing or lounging in a hammock and dive into one of these great page-turners.
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Arcade by Drew Nellins Smith After a devastating break-up, Sam discovers a XXX peepshow situated on the outside of town. As he begins to submerge himself more and more in the venue's subculture, Sam is forced to confront some rather hard truths about himself.
02. Welcome to Deadland
Welcome to Deadland by Zachary Tyler Linville The zombiepocalypse has begun, forcing Asher, Wendy and Rico to band together, fight for survival and find the safety of a sanctuary. However, will their internal demons devour them before the real, flesh-hungry ones do? Releases August 9, 2016. Image and text courtesy of Inkshares Publishing.
03. Out of Orange
Out of Orange: A Memoir by Cleary Wolters A memoir written by the real-life person who inspired the Orange is the New Black character Alex Vause. Any fan of the Netflix show will want to hear Cleary Wolters's story told in her own words.
04. Rich and Pretty
Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam Best friends, Sarah and Lauren, have been as close as sisters from high school until now, as women in their thirties. But, as their paths diverge, and life leads the pair further and further apart, can their friendship endure?
05. Fun with Dick and James
Fun with Dick and James by Rich Barnett Dick Hunter and his younger boyfriend, James, find themselves pitted against Dick's nemesis, Red Snapper, as they try to enjoy their summer in Rehoboth Beach.
06. How to Whistle
How to Whistle by Gregg Shapiro A delightful collection of short stories filled with buoyantly droll and indulgent gay men, their families and friends.
07. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2 by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne The official script book of the West End London play that picks up with the beloved wizard's life years after The Deathly Hallows. Details are, of course, being kept pretty hush hush.
08. Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer Actress and comedian, Amy Schumer, delivers a collection of (very, very) candid personal essays about life, love and lust. Releases on August 16, 2016.