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Your Ultimate Summer Reading List for 2020

Escape with our top picks of the coolest books for hot summer days – for £4.50 each!

Your Ultimate Summer Reading List for 2020

Long summer days were made for relaxing outside with a good book and a cup of tea (or a cocktail). It's the ultimate way to unwind and savour those warmer days, and we've got the perfect summer reading list to help you do it. From gripping thrillers to fascinating biographies, you won't be able to put these engrossing reads down. Whatever your interest, there's something for everyone in our summer reading round-up and at just £4.50 each you can grab an absolute bargain!

So whatever your plans are this summer – whether you're heading for a day at the beach or a staycation at home – make sure you're armed with a great read from our all-inclusive summer reading list. And by the looks of the forecast, make sure to stock up on some sun cream too! Discover the best reads for romantics, thriller fanatics and more!

For an enchanting read, you'll love...  Country bride by dilly court


From Sunday Times bestselling author of over thirty novels and the final in the heartwarming Village Secrets trilogy, Dilly Court will transport you to a world where you can truly escape. 

For most of her life, Judy Begg has been a loyal servant at Creek Manor and to Jack Fox, its future lord. But just as their childhood friendship blossoms into a secret engagement he abandons her. And with Creek Manor up for sale, Judy and her family lose everything. When the ghosts of her past resurface, Judy will need to find more courage than ever before. Buy The Country Bride here.


If you like a thriller full of mystery, you'll love Criss cross by James Patterson 


Could a ghost from his past take everything away from Alex Cross? Mere hours after witnessing the execution of a killer he helped put behind bars, Alex Cross is called to the scene of a copycat murder. A note signed 'M' rests on the corpse: 'You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.' James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide! Buy Criss Cross here.


If you love to be at the edge of your seat, you'll love... The Guardians by John Grisham


'This is Grisham at his passionate best' – Daily Mail. The Guardians is The Sunday Times bestseller from international bestseller John Grisham. 

He was framed for murder. Now he needs a miracle. 22 years ago Quincy Miller was sentenced to life without parole. He was accused of killing Keith Russo, a lawyer in a small Florida town. But there were no reliable witnesses and little motive. 'This is typical Grisham: speedy, gripping, very good at conveying the complexities of the law in a digestible way' - Sunday Express. Buy The Guardians here.


If you're in need of some motivation, you'll love... Fear bubble by ant middleton


Ant Middleton is no stranger to fear: as a point man in the Special Forces, he confronted fear on a daily basis, never knowing what lay behind the next corner, or the next closed door.

At the top of Everest, in desperate, life-threatening conditions, he was forced to face up to his greatest fear, of leaving his wife and children without a husband and father. In his groundbreaking new book, Ant Middleton thrillingly retells the story of his death-defying climb of Everest and reveals the concept of the Fear Bubble, showing how it can be used in our lives to help us break through our limits. Buy Fear Bubble here.


If you like a family drama, you’ll love… No MERCY by Martina cole


Get ready for the ultimate summer read with the explosive new novel from Sunday Times No.1 bestseller and 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) Martina Cole. Diana Davis has been head of the family business since the death of her husband, an infamous bank robber. She's a woman in a man's world, but no one messes with her. 

Several of Martina's novels have been adapted for the screen, including The Take and The Runaway which were shown on Sky 1 to remarkable reviews. Buy No Mercy here.


If you're looking for a little romance, you'll love... lost and found by Danielle steel


From New York to Santa Fe, Lost and Found by Danielle Steel is a novel about first love, second chances and whether there is such a thing as happy ever after.

What might have been? This tantalizing question propels a woman on a cross-country adventure to reunite with the men she had loved and let go. Buy Lost And Found here.


Pick up your next summer read in-store at your nearest Asda