Summer Reading 2016

This Summer just pick a mood to suit your reading - click on a category to find out more. Also, once you've chosen your story find the format that suits you best - Paperback or eBook. We really are your one stop shop for all your reading this Summer.

This Summer just pick a mood to suit your reading - click on a category to find out more. Also once you've chosen your story pick the format that suits you best - Paperback or eBook. We really are your one stop shop for all your reading this Summer. Below are a selection of our current favourites that we will be adding to during June and July so do pop back.

Fun and Feel Good - Love the book you are reading

Emotional and Absorbing - Get lost in a beautiful story

Literary Loungers - Catch up on some top class fiction

Mysterious and Thrilling - Edge of the sunbed stuff

Action Packed and Exciting - High-Octane reading for the Summer

Another Time, Another Place - Historical stories to transport you in time

People and Places - The pick of the best real life stories

Young Adult Reads

Fun and Feel Good - Love the book you are reading

Emotional and Absorbing - Get lost in a beautiful story

The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding

The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding

Author: Carole Matthews Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Lucy is worried about her financial situation and it keeps distracting her. Should she accept an offer of help from an untrustworthy source? Nadia may have a real chance at finding love but other areas of her life aren't so rosy. Something needs to change - but what? Autumn can't wait to meet someone she hasn't seen in a very long time. She's full of hope for the future but then things don't exactly go to plan ...Chantal has been through so much and she's finally starting to feel settled. The last thing she needs is the kind of bad news that could change her life all over again. And yet, despite all the ups and downs, the Chocolate Lovers' ladies know they can get through it all as long as they have each other. They're not going to let anything get in the way of their happy-ever-afters in ...The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding.

Literary Loungers - Catch up on some top class fiction

The Novel Habits of Happiness

The Novel Habits of Happiness

Author: Alexander McCall Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Isabel Dalhousie is one of Edinburgh's most generous (but discreet) philanthropists - but should she be more charitable? She wonders, sometimes, if she is too judgmental about her niece's amorous exploits, too sharp about her housekeeper's spiritual beliefs, too ready to bristle in battle against her enemies. As the editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, she doesn't, of course, allow herself actual enemies, but she does feel enmity - especially towards two academics who have just arrived in the city. Isabel feels they're a highly destabilizing influence; little tremors in the volcanic rock upon which an Enlightened Edinburgh perches. Equally troubling is the situation of the little boy who is convinced he had a previous life. When Isabel is called upon to help, she finds herself questioning her views on reincarnation. And the nature of grief. And - crucially - the positioning of lighthouses. The only questions Isabel doesn't have to address concern her personal life.

Mysterious and Thrilling - Edge of the sunbed stuff

Where My Heart Used to Beat

Where My Heart Used to Beat

Author: Sebastian Faulks Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2016

On a small island off the south coast of France, Robert Hendricks - an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst the twentieth century had to offer - is forced to confront the events that made up his life. His host is Alexander Pereira, a man who seems to know more about his guest than Hendricks himself does. The search for the past takes us through the war in Italy in 1944, a passionate love that seems to hold out hope, the great days of idealistic work in the 1960s and finally - unforgettably - back into the trenches of the Western Front. This moving novel casts a long, baleful light over the century we have left behind but may never fully understand.

Action Packed and Exciting - High-Octane reading for the Summer

The Girl in the Spider's Web Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series

The Girl in the Spider's Web Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series

Author: David Lagercrantz Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time. Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story - and it is a terrifying one. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's world-leading advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters - and a violent criminal conspiracy that will very soon bring terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, to the Millennium team, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves.

Another Time, Another Place - Historical stories to transport you in time

People and Places - The pick of the best real life stories

Commitment My Autobiography

Commitment My Autobiography

Author: Didier Drogba Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2016

The story of one of the most recognisable and successful players in world football. Didier Drogba is renowned for his heading ability, sharp shooting and sheer strength. He has played for his native Ivory Coast and for clubs in France, China and Turkey, but it is as a Chelsea striker that he is best known. His feats with Chelsea have made him a cult hero among supporters. Off the field of play Drogba has been widely applauded for his involvement in trying to broker peace in the Ivorian civil war - he was a UN Goodwill Ambassador and Time magazine named him one of the world's 100 most influential people.

Bringing Home the Ashes Winning with England

Bringing Home the Ashes Winning with England

Author: Joe Root Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/06/2016

Joe Root is undoubtedly cricket's next superstar, adored by fans and the press alike for his incredible talent and his cheeky personality. At just 24 years old he has already scored nearly 3,000 Test runs, taken 12 Test wickets. Joe was the star of England's incredible 2015 Ashes campaign - his knock of 130 at Trent Bridge secured the series victory and saw him named by the ICC as the best batsman in the world.

Young Adult Reads

Conversations with McCartney

Conversations with McCartney

Author: Paul Du Noyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

In June 1989, Paul Du Noyer was contacted by Paul McCartney's office in London and asked to interview the star as they had met once before and enjoyed a good raport. In the years that followed, Paul Du Noyer continued to meet, interview and work for Paul McCartney on a regular basis, producing magazine articles, tour programmes, album liner notes, press materials and website editorial. It's likely that Du Noyer has spent more hours in formal, recorded conversation with McCartney than any other writer.

In May we ran a survey to discover more about the Summer Reading habits of our readers with questions like 'Do you judge a fellow holiday maker based on what they are reading?' Find out the answers and more here.

Summer Reading Survey

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July and August are often times for holidays where you have more time to read so our Lovereading Expert reviewers have pulled together a list of books by a mix of authors, some that aren't the household names of your typical summer reading bookshop promotion but they believe are well worth reading.

 

And others, more well known and equally perfect for that summer break whether on the beach or in the mountains or just curling up in the evenings at home.

 

For even more choice try some other special categories to help you discover your next great read.

 

If You Like You'll Love. Perfect for discovering new authors based on ones you already enjoy.

The Desmond Elliott Prize. A must visit for anyone who has to have the latest and best debuts.

Books Reviewed by Readers. Find out what our Reading Panel of passionate readers thought.

Independent Authors. Discover a carefully chosen selection of independently published books to suit a range of tastes.

 

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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include: