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.
After splitting with her fiance, Ruth moves back home to find her father losing lucidity and her mother losing hope. This sweet and funny story of Alzheimer's and aging parents has just enough melancholy to make your sunglasses mist up, but won’t leave you sobbing into the sangria.
Heart-wrenching themes of vulnerability and memory loss are brought to life with lightness and balanced with a quirky wit. And Ruth’s own journey of self-discovery balances out the depiction of her father’s decline.