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Interrogatory: Summer Beach Reads

Crashing waves, a bustling boardwalk, cruiser bikes and an ice cream shop on every corner: It’s the makeup of a quintessential East Coast summer vacation. And one crucial component of the perfect beach trip is the perfect read. We asked Maryland lawyers, “What books will be in your beach bag this summer?” Here are their responses.

This summer, I’m catching up on old stuff, things that I put aside. I plan to finish “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen and the next in the George R.R. Martin series, “A Storm of Swords.”

Jeffri Pierre

Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Office of General Counsel, General Law Division

I love, love, love to read! In my beach bag this summer, I have already thoroughly enjoyed Tina Fey’s “Bossypants” and Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers.” As a former Navy JAG, I could not resist downloading “SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper” by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin. That’s what I am reading right now. I just finished “The Lincoln Lawyer” by Michael Connelly, and it was awesome! I loved the legal thriller and enjoyed the twists. It was an easy, engaging read.

Jamie B. Seward

State Highway Administration

I have a 2-year-old daughter, so, in spite of the fact that it will be hard to find room in the bag to have too much, I’m sure we’ll pack “Goodnight Moon” and, at her insistence, some terribly written Sesame Street book.  As an avid comic book reader (and if I have the luxury of time), I’ll be reading a good deal of Batman and X-Men comics written by Grant Morrison as well as catching up on “The Walking Dead” by the amazing Robert Kirkman.

Bill Blackford

Blackford & Flohr, L.L.C.

I have lots of books I am trying to plow through, some new …

  • “The Confession” by John Grisham
  • “The Whore’s Child” by Richard Russo
  • “Personal Injuries” by  Scott Turow

… and some revisited!

  • “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
  • “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

Laurie Anne Filippi

Mediation and Family Law Legal Services

I have the last volume in Henry Adams’ “History of the United States” series to read.  And, if any time is left, “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet” by David Mitchell. And there’s “Through the Looking Glass” to read to the kids while camping.”

Will DuBois

Saul Ewing LLP