There's nothing as nice as a list of reading suggestions, and this being the season of the summer hols in Britain, the Guardian asked some of the biggest names in the literary firmament (including Monica Ali, Sarah Waters, David Lodge, Orhan Pamuk) what books they would be packing with their buckets and spades.
Picture: The perfect bibliochair for beach reading. From I Want One of Those. (And I really do!)
Readers of the Guardian seem to feel the list is pretentiou s twaddle.