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.
With a stream of effusive reviews from readers and critics alike, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a proper crowd-pleaser of a book. You only have to skim through a few pages to understand the appeal: Gail Honeyman writes with a glow of warmth and wit.
She tells the story of oddball underdog Eleanor, whose lonely life is restricted by ritual, anxiety and social ineptitude. But then a sudden surge of love for a popstar pushes Eleanor out into a world of friendship and spontaneity. It’s a gloriously moving, heart-warming journey, which even the stoniest of readers will fail to resist.