Bring on the books: best summer reads 2017
Whether you’re arming yourself for weeks on the beach or planning lazy lunch hours in the park, sunny days call for a reading list overhaul. Forget those titles gathering dust on your bedside table and revive your ‘to read’ list with the best new books summer 2017 has to offer.
We’ve read our way through this year’s releases to compile a list of 12 books not to miss. There’s pacy crime, feel-good romance and enough literary clout to spark the interest of the Booker Prize panel.
Click through our slide show of the best new books to revive your reading list.
Now Bridget’s with child and Carrie’s Mrs Big, what does it mean to be a single woman in the city? In her fifth novel All Grown Up, Jami Attenberg crashes through the hackneyed old models and cracks the rosy romance filter with a 39-year-old heroine who’s negotiating adulthood in her own, often uncomfortable, terms.
With an uninspiring job and her fair share of family tragedy, Andrea is damaged and bored - but she’s razor sharp, too. Instead of the search for a Mr Big, we have soul-searching solipsism and insightful asides. The prose is spiky but the story it tells is tender and all too relatable.