(1) NEVER-ENDING SUMMER BY JULIE BIUSO
Biuso's book is the perfect summer cookbook, containing more than 100 lip-licking barbecue recipes - all of which can be prepared on a stove should the weather take a turn for the worse.
(2) PLENTY BY YOTAM OTTOLENGHI
To visit one of Ottolenghi's delis is to fall in love with his fuss-free, beautifully-prepared food. Now you can replicate some of his recipes at home. In this book, the Israeli chef shares his 100 favourite vegetarian recipes.
(3) THE GOOD COOK BY SIMON HOPKINSON
Ex-Independent recipe columnist Simon Hopkinson has released this seasonal cookbook to coincide with his new TV programme. Brimming with fresh, light recipes.
(4) ICE CREAMS, SORBETS AND GELATI BY CAROLINE WEIR AND ROBIN WEIR
The Weirs spent 10 years researching this guide to all things cold and luscious. It's half an easy-to-follow recipe guide, a quarter a history of iced desserts and a quarter funky textbook.
(5) THE BIG SUMMER COOKBOOK BY JEFF COX
Summer means ripe fruit, bowls brimming with salad, picnics in the park and lots of barbecuing. Jeff Cox has got all those things and more covered in this 300-recipe cookbook.
(6) SUMMER COOKING BY ELIZABETH DAVID
Every budding cook should have a copy of David's book on their kitchen shelves. It includes hot and cold dishes, a section on ingredients and advice on an impromptu alfresco feast.
(7) SMALL ADVENTURES IN COOKING BY JAMES RAMSDEN
The Evening Standard's recipe columnist James Ramsden encourages us to get experimental in the kitchen with a host of summer recipes for the foodie in a hurry.
(8) FOOD FROM PLENTY BY DIANA HENRY
A paean to seasonal shopping and simple eating, Henry's book contains 300 summery recipes and guidance on how to save money while still shopping the "eco-friendly way".
(9) CASA MORO BY SAMUEL CLARK AND SAMANTHA CLARK
The Clarks, who founded renowned London restaurant Moro, take us on a mouth-watering culinary tour around Moorish Spain.
(10) THE MODERN PANTRY BY ANNA HANSEN
Hansen's book isn't one of those in which all the recipes can be knocked together in 30 minutes, but if you're looking to impress your friends with your culinary expertise this is the book to have.