WHETHER you’re on the beach or in your back garden, summer is always the best time of year to put your feet up and get stuck into a good book. Here, Richard Bispham from Borders at Touchwood offers his top tips for this year’s hottest reads.
“Summer is the perfect time to pick up a book and relax, and there are some great new novels available.
“If you’re a fan of award winning fiction, then Home by Marilynne Robinson is the perfect choice. A complex tale of love, loss, and laughter, it’s sure to capture your imagination so much so that you won’t be able to put it down.
“Meanwhile, Bad Science from Guardian columnist, Dr Ben Goldacre, offers a hilarious journey through our modern day world of TV, advertising and media that will unashamedly bring to light true and false claims of modern day science and thoroughly amuse.
“Recommended by Richard and Judy, Guernica by David Boling sends you on an invigorating journey into the world of the Spanish Civil War. Perfect for adventure-seekers who like a romantic twist, the story is superbly accurate and full of heart-wrenching prose.
“Finally, for a compelling emotional drama with the impact of a thriller, then Testimony by Anita Shreve presents a saucy tale of men, women, teenagers and parents who become embroiled in a sex scandal that will certainly leave you wanting more.
“Whatever your taste, there is sure to be something to keep you smiling this summer.”