Summer reading

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Going places: The international authors to read this summer
Foreign travel may be curtailed, but from Germany’s Mariana Leky to Japan’s Shiori Ito, there is plenty of exciting writing coming to our shores. Meet the writers who are making waves

17, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Summer reading: the 50 hottest new books everyone should read
From missing lighthouse keepers to the healing power of trees ... 50 new fiction and nonfiction books to enjoy. Plus recent paperbacks to pack and the best children’s stories

05, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Be honest. You're not going to read all those books on your holiday, are you? | Stephanie Convery
When it comes to my summer downtime, the last thing I want to do is read very serious and important things

Stephanie Convery

01, Jan, 2020 @12:21 AM

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Summer reading: dive into the perfect book
As publishers vie to persuade us to pack their titles for the holidays, we chart the evolution of the ’beach read’

Alex Preston

14, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Summer reading: booksellers recommend…
Staff at four award-winning independent bookshops tell us what they’ll be packing for their holidays

14, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Observer book clinic: send us your summer reading questions
Heading on holiday but no idea what to read? Our special seasonal team of experts can solve your literary dilemmas

The Observer

07, Jun, 2019 @2:26 PM

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Why has holiday reading become a competitive sport? | Johanna Leggatt
Yes, I know. This is the summer you are going to break the back of Ulysses, only stopping for water and power naps

Johanna Leggatt

11, Jan, 2019 @9:00 PM

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Reading group: which novel set on holiday should we read this month?
Whether we’re being taken on vacation by Ernest Hemingway or Esther Freud, this month’s reading is likely to be melancholy, hedonistic or both

Sam Jordison

28, Aug, 2018 @11:44 AM

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If you only read one book this summer … make it this one
Do you feel like brushing up on politics? Trying a historical novel or some sci-fi? if you can’t choose from our summer book special, try our shortlist of absolute must reads

09, Jul, 2018 @2:52 PM

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Best summer books 2018, as picked by writers and cultural figures – part two
From Pulitzer prize-winners to Penguin classics, poetry anthologies to the latest page-turners, here are the books to take to the beach this summer

08, Jul, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Best summer books 2018, as picked by writers – part one
Surrealist artists, dogged detectives, modern lovers and spies behaving badly ... leading authors pick their best books to enjoy these holidays

Hilary Mantel, Yuval Noah Harari, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ali Smith, Kamila Shamsie, Julian Barnes and more

07, Jul, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Margaret Atwood, Sam Harris and Belle Gibson's cancer con: our summer reading guide
What’s a long, hot Australian summer without a good book or three? Guardian Australia’s writers and editors share what’s on their beach towel this season

Jenny Valentish, Steph Harmon, Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, Stephanie Convery, Alexandra Spring, Veronica Sullivan, Lou Heinrich

01, Jan, 2018 @8:40 PM

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