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What do you look for in the ideal holiday page-turner?

Captivating stories? Check. Unforgettable characters? Yup. Thrilling twists? Sure. Big-name authors? Tick. Smouldering romance? Uh huh. Laugh-out-loud one-liners? Of course. Pure escapism? Always.

For fabulous summer reading, whatever your literary leanings, we’ve got you covered.

Popular Summer Reads books (13)

  • Blueberry is a heart-warming debut novel about starting over, as a little blueberry orchard in the hills offers one woman the chance to change her life forever...

  • What happens when you discover the man of your dreams is going out with your best friend?

  • What would you do if your sworn enemy was also your soulmate?

  • 'Intelligent and sophisticated - a crime story told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended.' Lee Child

  • Annie's mother is a serial killer.

  • Murder and corruption at the highest level in the thrilling follow-up to the bestseller Private India

  • From Princess Leia herself: another brilliantly hilarious self-examination of her unlikely life and times.

  • The new crime novel from Belinda Bauer, twice winner of Crime Novelist of the Year, author of Rubbernecker and Blacklands. 'One of the most individual of crime writers . . . Bauer is streets ahead of most of her rivals' Independent

  • The phenomenal bestseller that won hearts the world over.

  • BookShots are short, high-impact stories by James Patterson and other writers that can be read in one sitting. Each and every one is fast-paced, 100% story-driven; a shot of pure and satisfying entertainment. Available as compact paperbacks, ebooks and audio.

  • A compelling novel about art and power, courage and cowardice from the Booker-winning author of The Sense of An Ending

  • THE BOOK CLUB PICK OF 2016! The River House is a spellbinding debut novel, resonant of childhoods past and the beauty of the Australian countryside.

  • From the first thrill of lust, to the joys and fears of real commitment, to the deep problems that surface slowly over two shared lifetimes, this is the story of a marriage. It is the story of modern relationships and how to survive them. Playful, wise and profoundly moving, The Course of Love is a delightful return to the novel by Alain de Botton, twenty years after his debut Essays in Love.

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