Whiling away the days on holiday with a good book is a fantastic way to spend your time, especially if you’re somewhere sunny.
But what to take?
Whether you’re a fan of ‘real’ books or prefer a kindle or e-reader, here are some recommendations from our authors…
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Someone lent me this for my holiday last year and I read it in two days (a record given I was away with my small children). The concept – what if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right – was intriguing. We all wonder ‘what if’ – and this book explores and indulges that fantasy.
Kay Garrett (me)
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
This book combines a gripping mystery plot with a heart-wrenching insight into dementia. It has fantastic female characters – great roles for the forthcoming film.
The Godmother by Carrie Adams
A fun read – a fresh spin on chick-lit and something different!
Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud
Anyone going to Marrakech in Morocco should read Hideous Kinky – my copy was well passed around and travelled worldwide, shared by ladies along the way.
The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
I was crying with laughter all the way with this one.
The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
I passed this on to a friend who, like me, enjoyed the Thursday Next books by Jasper Fford and she loved it too.
The book can divide opinions but if you like Jasper Fford and a novel that bigs up the world of ‘administrators’ then it’s worth a read.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
A bit of magic and intrigue…
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
I’ve just read this and it was a real page turner.
The Housewife books by Alison Penton Harvey
Side-splittingly funny and modern – you won’t want to put them down!
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
I’d heard so much about this, it kept coming up. And it’s very interesting. Whether you believe that the universe conspires to give you everything you want, or in the law of attraction, it’s an interesting (and very quick) read. Make your own mind up…
And my favourite books for reading in hot climates, and I could read over and over because they’re just classics are:
Chocolat/Five Quarters of an Orange or Joanne Harris’ books!
The Island by Victoria Hislop
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Berniéres
Cloud Street/Breathe by Tim Winton
The Little Lady Agency trilogy by Hester Browne
All excellent reads.
Katherine Bellchambers Wilson