Daley’s beach bag book recommendations

My BookLoving friends, we have one month until Labor Day, and that means it’s time for all the beach reading your beach bags can hold.

It’s time for our next installment of #FiveBooksForYourBeachBag. Load ’em in, pack the sunscreen and snacks — you’ve got lots of reading to do.

Also — alert! sirens! — we’re more than halfway through 2022, and you should be keeping your Century Club lists! For those who don’t know, each year, I challenge my column readers to hit 100 books. Reading 25-49 gets you into the Quarter Century Club; 50-99 into the Half Century, and 100+ into the Century Club. Take stock of your list, and see how much you need to hit in the last half of the year.

And now, here are 5 New Releases to add to your bag (and list.)

“Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional,” by Isaac Fitzgerald

1. “Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional,” by Isaac Fitzgerald

An instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller, I was initially drawn to the title. After reading it, I can see why this one had so much buzz— A TIME Best Book of the Summer, a Rolling Stone Top Culture Pick, and a 2022 New England Book Award Finalist, among others. Many a Massachusetts reader—especially the guys—may feel this one. If you liked “The Tender Bar,” by JR Moehringer, try this. According to the publisher’s synopsis:

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