The ultimate summer 2014 reading list

"Then there were long, lazy summer afternoons, when there was nothing to do but read. And dream." -- Edna Ferber

We like the sounds of that. The May long weekend marks the unofficial start of summer in Canada. And whether you are backpacking, hitting the beach or hanging out at home, CBC Books has you covered. Below are 12 recent reads that should be added to your must-read pile ASAP -- no matter what your summer plans are.

Looking for more great books to read? Check out the CBC Books 100: novels that make you proud to be Canadian.