What should you read this summer?

The Washington Post Book World team picked their top 10 fiction and nonfiction books of 2014 so far. Find the one that's right for you.


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When choosing a book to pack in your suitcase, do you pick something with embossed, reflective type on the cover?

Every time!
Yes, but the book jacket is coming off.


Keira Knightley stars as Anna in "Anna Karenina." (Laurie Sparham/LAURIE SPARHAM)

Is this the summer you finally tackle “Anna Karenina”?

Already read it, but I’m in need of a new female protagonist.
I saw the movie. So, I’m good, thanks.
Three months is more than enough time to make it through 864 pages.


Beachgoers enjoy the last days of summer in Ocean City, Md. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

If you aren’t traveling for the summer, would you consider reading about how other people get away a vicarious thrill?

Yes, vacation is state of mind.
No, I like my books like my life: Non-fiction.


Visitors look at the interior of the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

What activity are you hoping to cross off your to-do list this summer?

Volunteer more
Visit all the Smithsonian museums
Start training for marathon (or a 5K)


Sunset Beach, near Cape Charles, Va., lives up to its name (Jay Westcott/For The Washington Post)

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