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Summer Reads at the WYEP Summer Music Festival

Oakland's Schenley Plaza, just across from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh main branch, is one of the city's best places to relax with a book on a warm summer evening. It's also a great spot to enjoy live outdoor music. Josh Raulerson found plenty of people doing both on a recent Friday night, during the 2012 WYEP Summer Music Festival.

Some recommended titles for summer reading:

Abraham Verghese, Cutting For Stone

John McGahern, Collected Stories

Annie Dillard, An American Childhood

William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying

Kate Chopin, The Awakening, and Selected Stories

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Erik Larson, In the Garden of Beasts

Terry Pratchett, The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld

Mikhail Bulgokov, The Master and Margarita

Dan Brown, The DaVinci Code

Speaking Volumes is a weekly conversation on books and reading with some of the people who make news in Pittsburgh. The program airs on 90.5 FM Mondays during Morning Edition, and Wednesdays during Essential Pittsburgh.