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Fun books to read: Skinny Dip

Skinny Dip, a fun book to read

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen, a fun book to read

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

Imagine your husband throws you overboard on your anniversary cruise. Now imagine you survive to exact revenge. Going to the cops is too easy. Besides, it’d be your word against his. Wouldn’t haunting him be more fun? And you wouldn’t even have to be dead to do it. How could this not result in a fun book to read? Pure Hiaasen. Set in Florida, naturally. Check it out at Goodreads.

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Fun books to read: The Husband

The Husband by Dean Koontz, a fun book to read

The Husband, a fun book to read

The Husband by Dean Koontz

Ever had one of those days? Well, it couldn’t be as bad as the Kafka-esque experience of this guy, who, just minding his own business, finds he’s got only hours to come up with $2 million to ransom his wife from unknown kidnappers. Check it out at Goodreads.

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Fun books to read: Nature Girl

Nature Girl, a fun book to read

Nature Girl, a fun book to read

Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen

Revenge is sweet, especially when it’s served up by Honey Santana. She’s had it with predatory telemarketers and turns the tables to offer an all-expenses paid vacation to her backyard: the Everglades swamp. An unpredictable absurdist romp! Check it out at Goodreads.

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Fun books to read: Thalo Blue

Fun books to read: Thalo Blue by Jason McIntyre

Thalo Blue by Jason McIntyre, a fun book to read

Thalo Blue by Jason McIntyre

Most people worry about losing their mind. Zeb’s found an extra one: a sick, twisted one that is stalking him from the inside as well as the outside. But why? The fun is in finding out in this tale by a master of suspense! Check it out at Goodreads.

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Fun books to read: The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge by Darcia Helle, a fun book to read

The Cutting Edge by Darcia Helle, a fun book to read

The Cutting Edge by Darcia Helle

Ever had one of those jobs where you can do nothing but fantasize all day about killing your obnoxious customers—and they all but dare you to? Skye Summers does. Humor and suspense: a perfect combination. Check it out at Goodreads.

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Fun books to read: Ballad of the Whiskey Robber…

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, a fun book to read

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, a fun book to read

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts  by Julian Rubinstein

With a subtitle like that, what’s left to say about it? This is one of those truth-stranger-than-fiction tales that’s just too crazy for anyone to make up. It’s also funnier than most fiction. You’ll fall in love with this hapless bandit, just like all of Hungary did! Check it out at Goodreads.

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Fun books to read: Sleepwalking in Paradise

Sleepwalking in Paradise, a fun book to read

Sleepwalking in Paradise, a fun book to read

Sleepwalking in Paradise by Andrew O. Dugas

This quirky tale is an homage to San Francisco, with offbeat characters just realistic enough that you might expect to find them in the neighborhoods the author describes with accuracy. Check it out at Goodreads.

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Fun books to read: Slick, by Daniel Price

Daniel Price's Slick: A fun book to read

Daniel Price’s Slick: A fun book to read

Slick by Daniel Price

What I liked most about this book was the unusual plot and quirky characters. I mean, who thinks of a publicist as a protagonist? Part crime, part failed romance, part caper, it’ll keep you guessing. Check it out at Goodreads.

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Fun books to read: Beat the Reaper

Beat the Reaper: a fun book to read

Josh Bazell’s Beat the Reaper: a fun book to read

Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell

I absolutely loved this book, so much so, I read it three times. Witty, unpredictable, a hell of a lot of fun. Don’t miss it. Check it out at Goodreads.

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