Portland Summer Reading List

We asked best-selling thriller author Chelsea Cain to share her picks, then turned them into haikus to whet your appetite.

By Allison Jones June 2, 2013 Published in the June 2013 issue of Portland Monthly

While riding along with thriller author Chelsea Cain for a tour of her favorite summer spots—and spots to stash dead bodies in her best-selling Archie Sheridan series—we also asked her for a couple recommendations for summer readings. Here they are in haiku:

 The Stud Book
by Monica Drake

Sex, life, motherhood?

Four Portland women question

Bodily functions 


Captain Marvel
by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Bombshell heroine

Formerly styled ‘Ms. Marvel’

Lands a promotion   


Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

by Mary Roach

Bite to bile, fun facts

Make weird science of bodies 

Easy to swallow

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