4 Fabulous Summer Reads

Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to stock up on some great beach reads.

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Reclusive scribe Milan Kundera, 86, who penned the classic The Unbearable Lightness of Being, returns with his first novel in more than a decade, The Festival of Insignificance, examining issues both personal and political through his trademark existential lens.

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Kevin Kwan follows up his smash 2013 debut Crazy Rich Asians with its sequel, China Rich Girlfriend, delving into more absurdly opulent lifestyles.

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And a trio of thrillers will keep you on the edge of your deck chair: Finders Keepers, the second instalment of Stephen King’s detective trilogy following last year’s Mr. Mercedes, centres on a novelist’s murder with echoes of King’s classic Misery; riches, scandal, mystery and the man behind it all who may or may not be alive – just what you expect from Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense, in The Melody Lingers On; Gabriel Allon – who restores art when he’s not knee-deep in the espionage game – returns for another “killer” adventure in Daniel Silva’s The English Spy.