Well we weren’t here to announce this last year, but here are the books picked as summer reads for last year. Generally I think the summer book selections are a lot weaker than the regular book list.

SUMMER READS 2004

A Gathering Light
Jennifer Donnelly
Set in 1906 and built around the real life murder of a young woman in a popular holiday resort this novel is touching, surprising, moving and compelling.

Want to Play?
P J Tracy
When the two separate investigations converge on an isolated Catholic boarding school, decades old secrets begin to fall away.

PS, I Love You
Cecelia Ahern
A wonderfully warm and heartfelt debut from a stunning new talent.

Liars and Saints
Maile Meloy
Set in California, the narrative follows four generations of the Santerre family from World War II to the present, as they navigate a succession of life-changing events.

The Mermaid and the Drunks
Ben Richards
Exotic and sensuous, this is beguiling novel about identity, loyalty, friendship and unrequited love set against the backdrop of a country emerging from political turmoil.

Hunting Unicorns
Bella Pollen
A witty, sophisticated romantic comedy which explores the universal themes of love, loyalty and family.