Sure, you want to look sexy at the beach—but you can do it while reading a great book. What makes for a great summer read? It’s a little different for everyone: You might want something light as an ocean breeze, full of bare-chested hunks on the sand. Or perhaps you’d like to be enveloped in a book that lingers for month. Whether you’re catching up on the must-read doorstop of the season (like Haruki Murakami’s 1,184-pager, 1Q84), yearn for a dishy celebrity biography (try Frank Langella’s Dropped Names), want to curl up with a bestseller before it turns into a movie (The Art of Fielding), or just want another trashy vampire story you don’t mind getting a little damp poolside (take your pick), there’s something for everyone.
Here are a few queer-interest titles that will get you through the steamy months ahead.