Books for your summer holidays

A sensational selection of summer reads, with huge thanks to my Twitter followers for recommending them. Happy holidays.

Classic summer reads


Take a trip this summer

Cartes Postales from Greece
By Victoria Hislop
Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
By Lawrence Durrell
Dangerous Crossing
By Rachel Rhys

Rip roaring SUmmer reads 

Juggling
By Barbara Trapido
Station Eleven
By Emily St. John Mandel
The Muse
By Jessie Burton
The Past
By Tessa Hadley
The Son
By Philipp Meyer
The Little Friend
By Donna Tartt

Spend your summer with the Queen of Crime


Dive into the water 


Prefer sitting in the shade reading dark and twisting crime?

The Bone Readers
By Jacob Ross
Himself
By Jess Kidd
A Rising Man
By Abir Mukherjee
Death and the Seaside
By Alison Moore
A Fatal Inversion
By Barbara Vine
Rush of Blood
By Mark Billingham
In Her Wake
By Amanda Jennings
The Beach
By Alex Garland
The Girls
By Emma Cline
Brighton Rock
By Graham Greene

Fall in love this summer 

Miss You
By Kate Eberlen
The Returning Tide
By Liz Fenwick
The Secrets of Happiness
By Lucy Diamond
Shotgun Lovesongs
By Nickolas Butler
The Cleaner of Chartres
By Salley Vickers
The Proof of Love
By Catherine Hall

Sizzling YA summer reads

We Were Liars
By E. Lockhart
Darkmere Summer
By Helen Maslin
Bone Gap
By Laura Ruby
Remix
By Non Pratt