Posted: Friday 1st September 2017
This month we have some recommendations for those last hot, sultry days of summer which are always referred to as the Dog Days of Summer.
We have old and new titles to hopefully invoke thoughts and feelings of those holiday romances, long evenings spent outside with friends and family and the feeling of nostalgia that inevitably comes with memories of forgotten summers.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Jay Gatsby’s destructive passion for Daisy Buchanan is played out against the background of Long Island high society. Viewed through the eyes of an outsider, Gatsby’s life is the story of a generation – glitz and glamour turning sour, and the high life turning to ashes.
The Night Rainbow by Claire King
- Elegantly written, haunting and gripping, The Night Rainbow is a novel about innocence and experience, grief and compassion and the dangers of an overactive imagination.
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
- An unforgettable portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976
The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh
- Sun. Desire. Obsession. An explosive, intelligent novel from the prize-winning author of Brass.
The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman
- How far would you go to save the person you love? Luna is about to do everything she can to save her mother’s life. Even if it means sacrificing her own.
The Girls by Emma Cline
- California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life...