Book Club: Top 10 paperback summer reads

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Here’s 10 great books, some of which you might want to consider packing in your suitcase if you’re planning on a holiday this summer.

1 Skios – Michael Frayn

A wonderfully funny comedy of errors about mistaken identity set on the Greek island of Skios.

2 Tigers in Red Weather – Liza Klaussmann

An intelligent and involving summer read packed with parties, cocktails, moonlight and jazz but with a chilling undercurrent of passion and betrayal.

3 Dear Lupin - Roger and Charlie Mortimer

A touching and funny collection of letters written by Roger Mortimer to his son, Charlie. This charming book is an absolute delight to read.

4 Sweet Tooth – Ian 

Britain in the 1970s is the setting for this gripping novel about a young woman groomed by MI5 then sent on a undercover mission only to fall in love with the man she is deceiving.

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

A must read thriller written from the point of view of Nick Dunne suspected of being involved in the dissapearance of his wife.

6 Walking Home– Simon Armitage

A funny and charming account of Simon Armitage’s epic journey along the Pennine Way, back to front and without a penny in his pocket.

7 Game Of Thrones – George RR Martin

The first in this epic and unputdownable fantasy series. You’ll be hooked!

8 Beautiful Ruins – Jess Walter

Starting on the sun-drenched Italian coast in 1962 this book is romantic, funny, intelligent and thought-provoking. The perfect beach read.

9 The Old Ways – Robert Macfarlane

A brilliant and beautifully written piece of travel writing and Waterstones Book of the Month for June.

10 Moranthology – 
Caitlin Moran

Covering subjects as diverse as Paul McCartney, Wales and Big Hair this book is sharp, intelligent and above all very, very funny. Great to dip into.

Top 10 paperback summer reads supplied by Waterstones of King Street, Lancaster. All books are buy one get one half price in store.