The summer of 2020 may not be going ahead as planned, with holiday planning more difficult than in previous years. But that doesn't mean we can't get away from it all through a book. Whether it's travelling halfway across the world, going on the perfect picnic or heading off on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, we've got the perfect summer read for you. Discover it below.

Book your holiday

From Kolkata to Tokyo, these book recommendations will help you "visit" destinations across the world, from the comfort of home.

The furthest a book has taken me

Authors tell us about the journeys – literal and not – that were inspired by books.

Reading inspiration

From beaches to picnics via music festivals, take a look at these lists to inspire your summer reading.

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