Reading for summer weekends and holiday

So, I mentioned I had got some books for my summer reading and I thought I’d tell you what they are. To be honest, they’re a little, shall we say, diverse.

Margaret Atwood – Cat’s Eye – never seen this one before so, obviously, never read it. Very much looking forward to this one.
Terry Brooks – The Sword of Shannara. I’ve read one of the Disc World books a long time ago and it was good but I never really “got into” the series.
Harlan Coben – The Innocent. I was recommended one of his books years ago at the Hay Festival. And it was a good recommendation. So I thought I’d try this one.
Charles Dickens – Bleak House. Probably not one that springs to mind as a “beach book” but he writes very good stories and I haven’t read Dickens since school. Worth a try.
John Mortimer – Summer’s Lease. I know he’s a good writer but I’ve never read him. This one is set in Tuscany so it seems fitting.
Stephen King – Under the Dome. Haven’t read any King for years and years. This is certainly a “beach book”.
Yann Martel – Life of Pi. Loved by Piero anyway ;-) Just not this copy (I hope).
Hilary Mantel – Wolf Hall. May not be considered a “beach book” by many. But it’s the one I really want to read of all of them.

So, there you go. Hopefully, they’ll keep me going all summer.