King recommends books that you should read this summer

Posted: May 25, 2006, 23:01
USA TODAY asked some popular authors to tell them what books they've got in their beach bags - and why.

•The Ruins by Scott Smith

•18 Seconds by George Shuman

•All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

•Gone by Jonathan Kellerman

•The Black Ice by Michael Connelly

•Spin by Robert Charles Wilson

•361 by Donald E. Westlake

•Billy Budd by Herman Melville

Why these authors? "Because they're good!"

Thanks to Bev Vincent