Introducing The August 1book140 Shortlist

07/26/2011 09:58 am ET | Updated Sep 25, 2011

Last week we asked (a little snippily, I might add) for you to nominate some beach reads for August. Real beach reads. And you came through. Which always makes our job harder here at the 1book140 HQ. There were nearly 200 books nominated for our August read-along, and nearly all of them qualified as beach reads (except, perhaps, for one of my all-time faves, The Terror, which besides being dark and disturbing, takes place in the endless night of the Arctic winter).

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