One of our favourite things to do in summer is choose which books to read –whether old favourites or new bookshop discoveries.
THANK YOU to everyone (more than 1,000 of you!) who shared their summer reading with us. View the gallery below to see what everyone's been reading – AND our winners, who each received a £25/€25 National Book Token to buy even more books with.
This summer, we're giving away a £25/€25 National Book Token every week until the end of August. Simply upload a photo of your holiday reading to our gallery below and tell us in a few words where you plan to read.
Plus, discover fantastic bookshops all across the UK and Ireland – and don't forget your National Book Token to spend on even more summer reads.
We asked our book-loving colleagues where they plan to read this summer – plus check out photos of their books in our gallery!
"I've got more many more books than I have time to read but am hoping for some nice sunny lunchbreaks in the beautiful gardens of the Horniman Museum near my flat in south east London!" – Lisa
"This summer I am going to (and already have done) lots of reading in the very spot pictured, my little back garden." – Emma
"I'll be spending my summer at home in Edinburgh, reading in many of the city's wonderful indie coffee shops!" – Stacey
"Psychopaths and serial killers!… I think I’ll find a quiet corner, well away from the kids." – Alex
"I will mainly be reading in my garden this summer or down by the river at my local park." – Sharon
"This summer, I’m looking forward to switching off and reading at my local park. I've found the perfect reading spot by the river – its such a beautiful hidden gem and peacefully quiet. There are often dogs walking by too which is always a bonus and the only acceptable distraction from my book." – Kara
"I’ve got everything covered: hardbacks will stay at home for evening reads in the balcony, paperbacks will follow me to Crete to read by the sea — yes, even the heavy ones!" – Petros
This competition has now closed. View the winners below.
Summer Reading with National Book Tokens