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Hot Summer Reads with Penguin Random House

It may feel like summer is almost over but there is still time to fit in some of the season’s best books before temperatures cool and calendars book up. For many travelers, nothing beats the feeling of curling up with a great book on a nice summer day. Immersing yourself in a page-turner you just can’t put down is a great way to pass the time while on vacation, but how do you choose with so many thrilling new books available this season?

From mysteries and thrillers to feel good romances, Fairmont’s global partner Penguin Random House has curated a list of five hot summer books for your reading pleasure.

Best read to energize your emotions - A Robot In The Garden  

Funny, touching, charming, wise and a bit magical, A Robot in the Garden is a gem of a novel, perfect for anyone who has ever found it difficult to connect with the world. Determined to achieve something for once in his life, Ben embarks on a journey that takes him and the endearing robot, Tang, to the far side of the globe...and back again. Together they will discover that friendship can rise up under the strangest circumstances, and that Artificial Intelligence can teach a man what it is to be human.

Best book to finish in a weekend (or even better an extra long weekend) - Stone Mattress 

In these nine dazzlingly inventive and rewarding stories, Margaret Atwood's signature dark humor, playfulness, and deadly seriousness are put on display in abundance.

Best book to read by the pool - The Girl On The Train 

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and evening, rattling over the same junctions, flashing past the same townhouses. The train stops at the same signal every day, and she sees the same couple, breakfasting on their roof terrace. Jason and Jess, as she calls them, seem so happy. Then one day Rachel sees someone new in their garden. Soon after, Rachel sees the woman she calls Jess on the news. Jess has disappeared. Through the ensuing police investigation, Rachel is drawn deeper into the lives of the couple she learns are really Megan and Scott Hipwell.

Best book for a rainy day - Harmless

At a remote farm, a group of old friends gather to catch up, sit by the fire, and forget about their overworked lives. Things take a terrifying turn when the adults return from a nostalgic drug-fuelled bender at sundown to discover their two teenage daughters are missing. As night descends and the girls remain unfound, two friends decide to enter the surrounding woods together in search of their daughters. What the two men encounter in the wilderness will push them to confront how far they are willing to go to protect the ones they love.

Hot read that your guy is sure to love - A Spy Among Friends 

A Spy Among Friends, Ben Macintyre's thrillingly ambitious new book, tackles the greatest spy story of all: the rise and fall of Kim Philby, MI6's Cambridge-bred golden boy who used his perch high in the intelligence world to betray friend and country to the Soviet Union for over two decades. In Macintyre's telling, Philby's story is not a tale of one spy, but of three: the story of his complex friendships with fellow Englishman operative Nicholas Elliott and with the American James Jesus Angleton, who became one of the most powerful men in the CIA. These men came up together, shared the same background, went to the same schools and clubs, and served the same cause--or so Elliott and Angleton thought.

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