If you’re deciding which book to pack as you head off on holiday, have a look at these pieces in the Guardian in which writers share their recommendations. The Telegraph also has a list of suggestions.

This week’s excerpted novel at The Pool is the Spain-set Under the Sun by Lottie Moggach, “a brilliantly atmospheric, claustrophobic look at heartbreak, identity and the notion of home”.

For the Guardian, “Brian Cox, Garry Kasparov, Gaia Vince and other stars of science writing pick the books that fired their imaginations“.

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The latest Backlisted podcast discusses Haunts Of The Black Masseur by Charles Sprawson.

On Books and Authors, Matt Haig discusses time travel and Val McDermid discusses Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.