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'I Want The Pages To Turn': Librarian Nancy Pearl's Summer Reading List

Under the radar books

Recently, Nancy Pearl has found herself in search of fast-moving stories. "I think that what I'm looking for these days is just a lot of plot," she explains. "I want the pages to turn of their own accord. I want some reason to really keep on reading."

<strong><a href="http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2016/" target="_blank">Looking for great reads? Browse 300+ handpicked titles in the 2016 Book Concierge >></a></strong>
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<strong><a href="http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2016/" target="_blank">Looking for great reads? Browse 300+ handpicked titles in the 2016 Book Concierge >></a></strong>

Ahead of the July 4th weekend, the Seattle-based librarian shares a stack of recent favorites with host Steve Inskeep.

These recommendations have been edited for clarity and length.

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