Best books summer 2017 uk

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Most Popular Books Published In 2018

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BEST BOOKS: Summer Reading Haul 2017

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Tara Westover

Discover the best books to read in 2017

Whether lounging by an infinity pool in Cannes or sweating it out in your local park, your reading material is essential. You want pacy and compelling reads but ones that leave you feeling a little smarter, not shamefully concealing the front cover. Luckily, we've found a few. The Esquire editor-at-large and novelist dissects three "elusive" individuals' lives in this exploration of identity in the age of the dark web. The line-up is WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange, Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto and "Ronald Pinn", a fake persona O'Hagan created and assumed to explore the "furthest, darkest reaches" of the internet.

This is an updated Scoop for our age involving a mid-market tabloid with a sinister online operation in its bowels. The characters, Glover assures us, are entirely composite. Like hell! For pure self-indulgence the Italians do the best noir around. The best summer reading combines a lightness of attack with a certain heft of intent. I doubt that anything to do with politics could make summer more enjoyable.

This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can opt out at any time or find out more by reading our cookie policy. Although the situation the characters find themselves in is horrific, the novel is filled with compassion: this book will stay long with you long after you finish its final, haunting chapters. Monbiot investigates the possibility of restoring our bruised ecosystems by letting nature take over once again, unmanaged. There is opportunity to use land in a better way and to improve the relationship between man and animals — an excitement in the idea of roaming wild elephants in the UK! The first book to slap me around the face and stay with me was A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. Yes, it's disturbing and violent, but yarbles to all that: it's also a prescient and fiercely intelligent tale that dragged this year-old malchick — as well as countless pop-culture figures since — into Alex's dark world of ultra-violence, Beethoven, Nadsat and questionable aversion therapy.

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100 Best Books for Summer

Pick up one of these novels. You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world and expert advice. But once again he gets drawn into a sinister investigation and old secrets come to the fore. Superbly written and utterly readable, this novel is a delight from start to finish. Buy now. This coming of age novel tells the story of year-old Charlie Lewis and his love affair with a girl he meets when he reluctantly gets involved in a production of Romeo and Juliet.

Try and tell me your ideal summer day doesn't involve lounging by a pool, reading multiple novels cover to cover and then discussing them over an Aperol or five when the sun goes down. It doesn't? You're lying. If it does, here are our pick of the 27 best books to take on holiday with you this year, for reading by the beach or devouring under a parasol. Reese Witherspoon says she's devoured Daisy Jones and th e Six in a day. The novel tells the story of a band of the same name who sold out arenas across America and split in July , and is loosely based on Fleetwood Mac.

Please refresh the page and retry. The words appear on the page as if breathed there. But there has been no more fiction — until now. This intimate epic about India over the past two decades is superb: political but never preachy; heartfelt yet ironic; precisely poetic. Transit, the second in a radical trilogy that began with Outline , is a mesmerising construction, built almost entirely from conversations. Mostly, she just listens.

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