NPR gave us a list of its 15 recommended summer reads last week and ran the gamut from over-eating issues to mystery novels to everything in between.

But, if you're a history buff who enjoys a slightly tilted take on dead celebrities you definitely beat the spread. Granted, we're not talking Abe Lincoln killing vampires novels, nor 19th century zombies, more like Byron and Shelly kicking it old school and Alice L. Hargreaves giving her two cents about Lewis Carroll. Make sure to check out the listings for some great titles or rest your eyes and let your ears do some work revisiting last week's sound bits.