10 Beach-Ready Book and Music Pairings

Are hotter temperatures keeping you inside with your paperback and vinyl libraries, or outside on the beach with your iPod and headphones? Either way, for those of you still searching for things to read and listen to, we present this season’s round of appropriate musical selections to accompany summer books new and old.

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Read Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams while listening to “They Shoot, We Score” by Yo La Tengo

On track to end up as the best essay collection to come out in 2014, Jamison’s brilliant explorations into how we look at both others and ourselves go really nicely with this collection of Yo La Tengo soundtrack jams.