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12 good summer reads

By Breeanna Hare, CNN

(CNN) -- One of the best things about summer are the vacations (or staycations) that allow time for leisure reading.

We've picked the bookish brains of editors from Entertainment Weekly, The Barnes & Noble Review and the social network site to round up a collection of 12 books you can add to your list.

From a gritty but touching Western to a psychological thriller to a literary novel set in the Amazon jungle, there's plenty to choose from no matter your reading preference.

If you've got a few recommendations of your own, be sure to let us know in the comments.

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