Matches between bathing suits and books. I discover each match by hand at the matchbook world HQ in San Francisco.

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The book: Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 

The first sentence: “If you really want to hear about it, the first think you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.”

The bikini: Tori Praver Shyla Bikini 

The book: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The first sentence: “Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to talking about death.”

The bathing suit: Miraclesuit Roswell Tankini, available here.  

The book: 1776 by David McCullough

The first sentence: “On the afternoon of Thursday, October 26, 1775, His Royal Magesty George III, King of England, rode in royal splendor from St. Jame’s Palace to the Palace of Westminster, there to address the opening of Parliament on the increasingly distressing issue of war in America. 

The bikini: Maren Stripe by DKNY. $68.99.