Almost three quarters of people spend an entire afternoon in bookshops selecting their perfect summer read.
Most people are looking for quite a few books to sustain them, in fact half of holiday-makers bring two to three books with them on their travels.
From the third of people who love nail-biting thrillers, to the 83% that prefer traditional paperbacks, finding the story that suits you can be a tough one.
Here to help is the Eason Summer Reading List…
1. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
For lovers of Gone Girl this is a must read. A woman battling her own demons becomes engrossed in the lives of people she sees on her commute to work and the mystery that follows. Make sure you read it before the film comes out!
2. Meet Me in Manhattan by Claudia Carroll
One of Ireland’s most popular authors, Claudia Carroll, has done it again. Holly Johnson thinks she’s met her perfect man online but when her suspicions are aroused she travels to New York and discovers the shock of her life.
3. A Song of Shadows by John Connolly
One of the book world’s favourite detectives faces a whole new type of mystery, one that has its origins in a World War II concentration camps. Fans of the series, it’s time to get very excited.
4. All Involved by Ryan Gattis
Set against the backdrop of the LA Riots of 1992, All Involved offers a raw and engrossing portrait told through the fictional accounts of multiple characters. A well-researched novel that offers an insight like no other.
5. Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
Sophie Straw navigates her new found fame in 1960’s Swinging London. Told by international best-seller, Nick Hornby, making it inevitably a charming and witty read.
6. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair tells the story of a bestselling author who attempts to unravel the mystery of a decades old murder in a small New England town. The New York Times described it as a “playful, page-turning whodunit” and “Unimpeachably terrific . . .”
7. My Mother’s Secret by Sheila O’Flanagan
When Steffie helps to organize a wedding anniversary party she doesn’t expect the drama that will unfold. Her mother, Jenny has kept a secret for 40 years and the time has finally come to tell it.
8. Villa America by Lisa Klaussmann
This heart-wrenching story has an intensity that will leave you thinking about it for days after you finish the final chapter. Get attached to Gerald and Sara Murphy and watch their perfect life together turn to chaos.