It is a truth universally acknowledged that wherever there is a ‘best of’ list, there are also an infinite number of alternatives just waiting to prove that they are better. Recently, Naomi Frisby (who writes the excellent blog The Writes of Woman) shared a link on Twitter. It was from The Guardian, and featured Tim Lott’s top 10 summers in fiction.
Two women make it in for the last two slots on Tim’s list, although one of them – Tove Janssen – has been chosen for The Summer Book, which Tim admires but doesn’t love.
So, in the interests of counterbalance, here’s Sarah Jasmon’s list of astonishingly good books set in the summer, with eight women writers to the two men. Read more.
Find out more about Sarah Jasmon, author of Summer of Secrets.