Sure it's cold as buggery around most of Australia, but despite its title Best Made's 'summer reading set of five' is quite trans-seasonal.
Published by The New York Review of Books, the five-volume set features tales of high adventure and quiet contemplation inside beautifully designed covers.
Stories include A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor, which recounts his travels across pre-Communist Europe. Richard Hughes's A High Wind in Jamaica is rife with strange adventure on the Caribbean Sea. Summer Cooking by Elizabeth David expounds upon the pleasure of eating food in season. J.A. Baker's 10-year peregrine obsession is actutely recalled in The Peregrine, and Columbian writer Alvaro Mutis introduces globe-trotting hero Maqroll in his classic series of novellas The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll. All up the set clocks around 1800 pages of reading, which should last you through most of whatever season you are in.