One of Ed Miliband's former advisers, Lord Glasman, has criticised the Labour leader for not being able to tell a story to voters about how he would change the country for the better. Writing in the Financial Times, the peer suggested Miliband was too academic and wonkish in his approach to politics.
"I suggest Mr Miliband takes a couple of novels rather than think-tank reports as his summer reading. He needs to tell a story in his speech to the party conference, not about himself, but about the country he wishes to lead to a place where we can make things better," he said.
With that in mind, here are six reads Miliband could pack in his suitcase for his summer holiday this year.