Books communicators, PR pros are reading this summer

Some fall into the business category, while others are pleasure reads. (And yes, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is among them.)

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We polled Ragan LinkedIn users to learn which titles they plan to bring to the beach, pool, or air-conditioned room. Fiction was the genre of choice. It came in No. 1 according to 43 percent. Nonfiction was next (19 percent), followed by entertainment (15 percent), industry-specific books (13 percent) and the classics (10 percent.)

Here are a few of their suggestions.

Want even more ideas?

Last month, our sister site, PR asked readers to name the books they plan to read this summer. It blended those books into its official list of books that readers should crack open this summer. The staff divided the list in half—five books “for business,” and five “for pleasure”—although some of them might be interchangeable. They are:

For Business

1. “Imagine: How Creativity Works,” by Jonah Lehrer

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