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Our cup overfloweth with listeners’ best summer book suggestions. We’ve already posted out guests’ picks, now have a look at what our callers and digital commenters are keen on.

Man with a Pan edited by John Donohue

Voices from the Faultline: A Balkan Anthology by A. Johnson and Zakalin Nezic

Simple Justice by John Morgan Wilson

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

Alice Bliss: A Novel by Laura Harrington

The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) by Robert Jordan

Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura

True Horsemanship Through Feel by Bill Dorrance

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula McLain

Thinking of Answers: Questions in the Philosophy of Everyday Life by A. C. Grayling

The 12-Step Buddhist: Enhance Recovery from Any Addiction by Darren Littlejohn

The Invisible Bridge
by Julie Orringer

Stones of Summer by Dow Mossman

The Bait of Satan: Living Free from the Deadly Trap of Offense by John Bevere

Life by Keith Richards and James Fox

The Unwritten Book: Xellex by Carlos Dwa

The “S” Word: A Short History of an American Tradition…Socialism by John Nichols

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  • Julia

    Nothing aside from Tolkien was as good and all consuming as A Tale of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones…etc) by George R.R.Martin!

  • MarthaB

    I’m reading “Germania” by Simon Winder….a grand and entertaining potpourri of history, culture, and all sorts of things…..

  • Jim H

    Wow what happened to all the messages?  I was going to copy some of the suggestions down and now they are gone.  What was the name of the author that someone said wrote The book of Xell or something? Does anyone know?  Someone posted this whole big thing and then said they liked Stephenson and Tom Robins too?

    • Stillin

      I am also trying to go back and get what listeners were reading and the list is not it, please put the comments back or tell where they are.

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  • Kasey Ambrose

    Sounding Waters!! The book was just released a few days ago. I downloaded it from Amazon and read the entire think without putting it down. It’s a very well put together fantasy, and I can’t wait for the author’s next books. 

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Apr 23, 2014
In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, in New York. Aereo is one of several startups created to deliver traditional media over the Internet without licensing agreements. (AP)

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Attendees of the 2013 Argentina International Coaching Federation meet for networking and coaching training. (ICF)

The booming business of life coaches. Everybody seems to have one these days. Therapists are feeling the pinch. We look at the life coach craze.

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This undated handout photo, taken in 2001, provided by the Museum of the Rockies shows a bronze cast of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as the Wankel T.rex, in front of the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. (AP)

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Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in the town of Suwayrah, 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 21, 2014. Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed and wounded dozens on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month. (AP)

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