You want pacy and compelling reads but ones that leave you feeling a little smarter.
THE IDIOT - ELIF BATUMAN
Turkish-American Harvard student navigating life, love and literature.
THE SECRET LIFE - ANDREW O'HAGEN
three "elusive" individuals' lives in this exploration of identity in the age of the dark web.
THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS - ARUNDHATI ROY
Set in a world where humans and animals have been "broken by the world we live in and then mended by ...
TO BE A MACHINE - MARK O'CONNELL
This book looks at the moral implications of turning our bodies into ever evolving machines through AI and other robot technology.
A MAN CALLED OVE - FREDRIK BACKMAN
Ove is a curmudgeonly man who strikes up a friendship with two chatty young daughters who move in next-door
THEFT BY FINDING - DAVID SEDARIS
A book that'll have you chuckling through your Piña colada.
SYMPATHY - OLIVIA SUDJIC
Sympathy tracks a young woman's obsession with another, a fixation that is exacerbated by social media.
IRRESISTIBLE - ADAM ATLER
Adam Atler investigates our slavish devotion to Instagram, Netflix, Fitbit and email and why we are drawn to technology that promises to make our lives faster and easier - while ignoring the obvious side-effects
SIRENS - JOSEPH KNOX
Sirens is a noir triller which follows a junior detective named Aidan Watts. He is sent to track down the 17-year-old daughter of an MP and instead falls in with a drug dealer.