Pick your perfect summer read with Vintage

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This summer, Vintage Books are inviting readers to get involved in some of their best reads for the summer. 18 lucky reading groups can get involved, choosing one of the featured titles to read and review through the summer.

The books featured in the promotion are:

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
Dadland by Keggie Carew
The Stopped Heart by Julie Myerson
The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Groups can indicate their preferences for the book they would like to read. Each group will receive a set (10 copies) of one book from the promotion, along with review cards to return their thoughts by 15 September.

Please sign up by 24 May.

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