NPR recently tasked their listeners with choosing the 100 best beach reads and today, the results are out. Coming in at number 2 is the transcendent twentieth century work, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Edging this literary masterpiece out of the top spot was...Harry Potter. Being that this is a list of "Best Beach Books" I'll let that go without further comment.
The list includes much of what you'd expect--The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve and How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan. But there are also some fun surprises like Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
There's much on this list to inspire a trip to your library or local book store before summer fades. And, it's on their swanky new redesigned web site.