Although Labor Day marks the last hurrah for white pants, barbeques and kids up late on Sunday night, it is not the end of the season. Officially, until the clock strikes midnight on Sept. 21, it's still summer. And that means there's just enough time to squeeze in another good summer book atop your favorite lounge chair.
Not sure what to read? Fear not, we've cobbled together some bestsellers from The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, along with a few staff favorites from summers past. All you need to make your experience complete is a nice glass of iced tea or lemonade.
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - A wife mysteriously disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary.
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters - A tangled love story spanning 50 years from Hollywood to the Italian coast.
- Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood - An IRS officer and FBI agent fight corruption and a mutual attraction while investigating a Ponzi scheme.
- The Imperfectionist by Tom Rachman - A series of short stories with interconnected characters woven into the rise and fall of an English-language newspaper in Rome.
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed - A woman's account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - The story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.
- Crazy For The Storm by Norman Ollestad - In a blizzard at night, the author survives a single-engine plane crash into the side of a steep mountain. He tells how he, as an 11-year-old boy, made it down the mountain.
Be sure to tell us in the comments about your favorite summer read.