Blue sky thinking: books to pack this summer

From Judy Blume’s new novel for grown-ups to Lisa McInerney’s Cork-set debut dazzler, here’s a carry-on bag of great reading

 

In the Unlikely Event

A Place Called Winter

A Place Called Winter

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

Pleasantville

Villa America

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot

The Lives of Women

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

Paradise City

A Song of Shadows

Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War

Those We Left Behind

Tender

The Big Lie

The Mark and the Void

Skippy Dies

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Weightless

The Virgin Suicides

A God in Ruins

Life After LifeA God in Ruins

Landmarks

Virginia and Her Sister

Perfect

Wives in Ideal Homes

The Glorious Heresies

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What Becomes of Us

Another Heartbeat in the House

The Year of Marvellous Ways

When God Was a Rabbit

Anna Carey’s novel Rebecca Is Always Right is published by the O’Brien Press

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