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Book Bag: Janet Evanovich’s Summer Reads

The author of the Stephanie Plum series picks five books she’d like to read this summer. Her latest novel, with screenwriter and author Lee Goldberg, is The Heist.

06.18.13 6:14 PM ET

These are the five books I want to read this summer:

Bad Monkey: A Novel
By Carl Hiaasen

Because who wouldn't want to read a book about a bad monkey?  And besides, it's HIAASEN.

The Andy Warhol Diaries
Edited by Pat Hackett

Because I recently watched the PBS show on Warhol and was intrigued by his childhood and early adulthood and how it helped shape his art.  I'm hoping the diaries give further insight.

Because I love the photo on the cover and I'd like to know more about the women.

Because I've never read it.

Julia's Cats: Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats
By Patricia Barey and Therese Burson

Because I ran across it at a yard sale, read the first page and was charmed by the writing and the concept.  Not to mention I love cats and Julia Child.