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Ahead of National Book Lovers Day on 9th August, we want to showcase our favourite summer reads this year! From a humorous lifestyle to a thrilling mystery, we’ve got everything you need to fulfil the book lover in you.

Whether you’re looking for something to read on the beach, something to keep the kids occupied or the perfect gift for a bookworm, our stores have a fantastic selection to choose from.  

If you’re the sort of person who loves to escape in a crime, mystery or thriller, then Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty from WHSmith are the perfect pair to let your imagination run wild whilst getting sucked into a plot.

Or do you want some light-hearted entertainment whilst you lay in the sunshine, making the most of your summer? In that case, Waterstones have a great selection of non-fictional lifestyle reads such as Diddly Squat  – A Year on the Farm by Jeremy Clarkson and Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography by Billy Connolly. These are the perfect way to lift your spirits and give you something to laugh about this summer.

The kids will need something to keep them occupied too and The Entertainer have everything you need to keep your little ones happy. The Roblox Unite - tin of books and the L.O.L Surprise - tin of books are packed full of fun for the kids that will keep their brains ticking during the summer holidays.

A summer break is a perfect excuse to get lost in a childhood classic! The Works have all the nostalgic collections you could need to help you revisit your youth. From the Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection by J.K. Rowling to the Diary of a Whimpy Kid: 8 book collection by Jeff Kinney, there is something to release the inner child in everyone.

And there’s no time like the present to take time and care for yourself. TK Maxx has got everything you need to channel some inner self-love with their books like Healing is the New High by Vex King and Retreat - Sanctuary and self-care for every day by Sally Brockway. Because if you can’t spend some time putting yourself first this summer, when can you?

If you want to gift someone a book this summer, but you're not sure what they would want, why not gift them a Frenchgate gift card so they can select their next favourite themselves?

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