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The Summer Reading List

  • Kempt Staff


The latest from Beach Week, our effort to send you to the shore in style this summer.

We’ve put together a reading list that’s more than just a few good books to stuff in your beach bag—although, there are those, too. But these reads are really about cultivating a properly beachy state of mind, from the printed word on actual flammable pages to the screen.

Herewith, your summer reading list:

052014_Summer-Beach-Reading-List-SurfingFor Your Online Research:

“The Longform Guide to Surfing,” Slate

“The Dawn of Bodybuilding: 1970s Venice Beach,” Men’s Journal

“Coronado High,” GQ

052014_Summer-Beach-Reading-List-SwimsuitFor Your Viewing Pleasure:

1985 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Life’s a Beach, Martin Parr

052014_Summer-Beach-Reading-List-Bond For Your Beach Bag:

Dr. No, Ian Fleming

Telex from Cuba, Rachel Kushner

The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway