Holiday Reads

It’s that time of year again when I am scouring bookshelves for potential holiday reads. I have two weeks to find two/three great books to keep me entertained on the plane and the beach. But my criteria are quite specific so I probably should’ve started my search earlier.

I definitely want a print book rather an e-book, as my Sony E-reader is quite hard to read in bright sunlight. I think also a paperback, as they’re easier to read when you’re lounging on your side – which rules out Shift by Hugh Howey and Dan Brown’s Inferno, which are on my ‘to read’ list.

The books I’m reading at the moment won’t do either – our very own Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet is so good I will have finished it by this weekend. And non-fiction book The Emperor of All Maladies is a bit heavy for holiday reading.

So my search begins for an engrossing chunky paperback, perhaps a thriller or Alan Hollinghurst-esqe. I’m slightly kicking myself for not saving Gone Girl for my holidays. Any suggestions?

Sophie Robinson, Publishing Assistant

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