Sand, Sunshine, Stories Hot picks for the warmer months Whether you’re on the beach or looking for a mid-winter pick-me-up, these hot picks evoke or take place during the summer months. 1. To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf 2. The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway 3. Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh 4. Cider with Rosie Laurie Lee 5. Summer Crossing Truman Capote 6. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Alexander McCall Smith 7. The Beach Alex Garland 8. Chocolat Joanne Harris 9. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 10. I Capture the Castle Dodie Smith 11. The Art of Fielding Chad Harbach Tags: summer, beach View the discussion thread.