Starting to lose sight of all the books you had resolved to read “this year”?

Well, summer is here already and almost half the year has gone by. But on a brighter note, long sunny days can only mean one thing – some extra time to show some love to that mountain of books lying untouched on your bookshelf.

We asked our Instagram community of loyal book lovers to name their favourite summer reads, and out of hundreds of responses, we bring you our top favourites to help your reading resolution get back on track:

Top 10 British Classics:

  1. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein 
  2. Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  3. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster
  4. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  5. And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  6. Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell
  7. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  9. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  10. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Some old and new favourites: 

  1. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  2. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  3. This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay
  4. Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup
  5. Cuckold by Kiran Nagarkar

Favourites from across the world:

  1. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  2. Circe by Madeline Miller
  3. Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
  4. Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  5. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
  6. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  7. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  8. The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Husseini
  9. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
  10. To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee