Wherever your travels take you this summer, we believe there’s a work of fiction among the 500+ titles in the Booker Library to not only complement every type of trip, but enhance it 

Illustration by Fran Labuschagne

Sun hat, travel plug, mosquito spray, proper tea bags… what else are you packing for your summer holiday? If you’ll allow us to make a suggestion, we recommend you leave space in your luggage for another essential item: a Booker Prize book. 

Wherever you’re going, we believe there’s a work of fiction among the 500+ titles in the Booker Library – our archive of all the books that have ever been longlisted or shortlisted for the Booker – to not only complement every type of trip, but enhance it. 

Whether you’re exploring the French countryside, sipping coffee in a Tuscan piazza or sheltering behind a windbreak on a Great British beach, there’s a Booker book to suit the mood.

To prove it, we’ve created six summer-themed reading lists, each featuring a selection of fiction from the Booker archive – from household names to hidden gems. We’ve got books set in hotels, books set by the sea, books about road trips and more.

Hopefully, you’ll find a new favourite here. Bon voyage!