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Ten essential summer reads according to the Swedish bookstore voted world's best

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Ten essential summer reads according to the Swedish bookstore voted world's best
The English Bookshop in Uppsala. Photo: The English Bookshops in Stockholm and Uppsala.
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Recently chosen as the best bookstore in the world by the London Book Fair, The English Bookshop in Uppsala knows a thing or two about the written word. The Local asked owner Jan Smedh to hand-pick ten must-read titles for the summer.

Fiction

"Less" by Andrew Sean Greer

"This great, funny, empathic book about a middle-aged writer and his insecurities won the Pulitzer this year."

Read more about the book here.

Classics

"The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield

"The perfect time to reacquaint yourselves with this 1922 New Zealand summer classic."

Read more about the book here.

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Short Stories

"That Was A Shiver - and Other Stories" by James Kelman

"The Booker Prize winning Scottish author is back with a collection of compelling characters."

Read more about the book here.

Mystery

“Plaid & Plagiarism” by Molly MacRae

"A cozy crime with a murder in a Scottish bookshop - what more can you ask for?"

Read more about the book here.

Noir

"The Smack" by Richard Lange

"Lange is one of the very best writers of SoCal/Border Noir and this new book about a failing con artist going for the big score is another great read."

Read more about the book here.

Science Fiction

"Illuminae" by Amie Kaufmann/Jay Kristoff

"The year is 2575 and two mega-corporations are at war. Heart-stopping adventure."

Read more about the book here.

Four best summer reads. Photo: The English Bookshops in Stockholm and Uppsala

Fantasy

"The Summer Dragon" by Todd Lockwood

"High fantasy adventure with dragons and politics - perfect immersive read about two siblings and their dragons."

Read more about the book here.

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

“White Silence” by Jodi Taylor

"A gripping supernatural thriller with lots of twist by this English writer."

Read more about the book here.

Young Adult

"Who Runs the World?" by Virginia Bergin

"Welcome to the matriarchy. Set 60 years after almost all men have been wiped out by a virus. 14-year old River thought men were extinct - then she meets Mason…"

Read more about the book here.


 

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Non-fiction

"I Found My Tribe" by Ruth Fitzmaurice

"A moving tale about an Irish writer who recovers from family trauma by swimming in the Irish Sea."

Read more about the book here.

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