I don't read a ton of books @ home w/ the distractions of TV, interweb, soccer, work, kid, dog, chores, etc. However, beach vacations are another thing. Slow pace, sun & humidity; nothing to do but sit & read. Here's my vaca list....
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    Sweet Nothing. Richard Lange.
    Like an Robert Altman film, mostly LA stories in a multitude of voices. Excellent range. Very topical, compelling pieces.
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    Before The Fall. Noah Hawley.
    Director/writer of FX's Fargo. Page turner. I don't read fast & finished in 1.5 days. Melange of modern society; ΓΌber wealth, disaster, TV news/paparazzi, very entertaining.
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    Zero K. Don DeLillo.
    I love this author but did not enjoy this book. A kind of grey, depressing futurism of cryogenics via a tech cult. Should have read White Noise or Mao II again.
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    Little Failure. Gary Shteyngart.
    Having enjoyed his fiction, thought I'd give his memoir a try. Very poignant & funny. Russian/immigrant experience in detail & how it's shaped his world-view & sense of humor.
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    Hotels of North America. Rick Moody.
    Meta-novella through the format of Yelp like hotel reviews. A little too beholden to the structure/format- but laugh out loud in parts. Good vaca read.