Here are seven of the best books I've read this summer

Karen Hardy
By Karen Hardy
January 1 2022 - 2:00pm
The perfect holiday read is one you're happy to leave behind. Picture: Shutterstock

I still overfill a suitcase with books. I know it's much more sensible to take some kind of e-reader on holidays. Millions of books at your fingertips and all. But for me, the ideal summer (reading) holiday happens when you return home and your suitcase does not contain one book you took with you.


Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

I've covered a few things here at The Canberra Times over the years, from sport to education. But now I get to write about the fun stuff - where to eat, what to do, places to go, people to see. Let me know about your favourite things. Email:

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