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Need a good read? This month's staff pick for literary gems will keep you busy (and sane) during your memorial day travels. Bonus: books don't drain your battery!

Don Jones, Executive VP of Sales & Marketing (and very avid reader) recommends:

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
“Put on some Billie Holiday, pour a dry martini and immerse yourself in the eventful life of Katey Kontent…[Towles] clearly knows the privileged world he’s writing about, as well as the vivid, sometimes reckless characters who inhabit it.” —People

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
"There's a lot to like in Semple's charming novel, including the vivacious humor and the lesson that when creative forces like Bernadette stop creating, they become 'a menace to society.' Even more appealing is the mutually adoring mother-daughter relationship at its warm heart."—Heller McAlpin, NPR

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
“A monument to crazy love . . . Walter [is] a believer in capricious destiny with a fine, freewheeling sense of humor.” (New York Times)

Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
“This fine, suspenseful debut explores desperation, morality, and loss, and considers the damaging ways in which we store our private sorrows, and the consequences of such terrible secrets.”—Martha Stewart Whole Living

Not finding something up your alley? Don's tip: check out the 100 Best Books of the Decade (So Far) list compiled by oyster.com. Happy reading!

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