Best summer books of 2017

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News 12 teamed up with Newsday to find summer novels to read on the beach or on the go.

Summer is the perfect time to dive into a new book and the beach is the perfect place to enjoy those summer reads.

Graham Swift's novel "Mothering Sunday" is perfect for "Downton Abbey" fans. It is set in England in the 1920s and tells the story of an affair between a wealthy young man and a maid.

"The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma" by Ratika Kapur is about an Indian housewife living with her in-laws while her husband is away. She starts an affair with a young man and it doesn't end well.

Daniel Magariel's "One of the Boys" is an intense story narrated by a 12-year-old boy with a drug addict father.

"All Grown Up," by Jami Attenberg is like HBO's show "Girls," but for 30-40 year olds.

Mohsin Hamid's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" follows a Pakistani man living in the U.S. after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

All of these novels are under 200 pages, making it easy to finish through a weekend.

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