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From modern ghost stories to the history of grime: July 2017 reads

Summer is here, and July brings books suitable for every type of holiday, be it a beach in the Bahamas, or enjoying the sunshine in the local park or back garden.

For those who like a tense read, there’s Kate Murray-Browne’s very modern ghost story The Upstairs Room and Riley Sager’s serial killer thriller Final Girls. For something a little lighter, there is actor Diksha Basu's debut novel The Windfall.

Olumide Popoola’s unusual and lyrical When We Speak of Nothing is one of three very different picks that explore what it means to be black in the 21st century – there is also poetry collection There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé by Morgan Parker, and Jeffrey Boakye’s study of grime, Hold Tight.

Lauren Berry’s Living the Dream is a fun, relatable look at work life and wanting to do more and better, while Sarah Winman’s third novel Tin Man is a heartrending tale of love and friendship.

And in non-fiction there is Ruth Fitzmaurice’s life-affirming I Found My Tribe, and Laurie Penny’s fiery Bitch Doctrine.

Happy reading.

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