110 in the Shade

12 steaming books set during heatwaves

Celebrate the start of summer with these mercury-raising reads

Cujo cover

1. Cujo

Stephen King

2. Summer Crossing

Truman Capote
Go-Between cover

3. The Go-between

L. P. Hartley
A Time to Kill cover

4. A Time to Kill

John Grisham
Heat Wave cover

5. Heat Wave

Penelope Lively
Line of Beauty cover

7. The Line of Beauty

Alan Hollinghurst
Crime and Punishment cover

9. Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Gatsby cover

10. The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald
L'Etranger cover

11. L'Etranger

Albert Camus

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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