With holidays fast approaching there is a lot to look forward to, for some it might be planning a trip, spending time with family and friends or just taking some much needed time off work to relax at home. One of the things I look forward to is having a lot of down time to get into some serious reading sessions. I love reading and always make time for it, but sometimes it’s hard to sit with a book for a few hours during a busy working week, or even on the weekend when there are so many other things that need to be done.
Holidays are a great time to just sit with a book for hours on end, without any feeling of guilt because you’re meant to be doing something else. Now, I already have my Christmas wish list of new books that I want to get into (hint, hint family), which I’ll be sharing with you soon, but for now I thought I might share some of my recommendations for books to read during the holidays.
- Strictly Confidential
While I have to say I didn’t absolutely love this book, I still think it makes for a light and easy read during the summer holidays. Roxy Jacenko is quite an impressive businesswoman, so it was definitely interesting to get a bit of insider scoop on the PR industry. Fashion fans, or those who enjoy chick lit (I don’t particularly love that term but that’s probably the best genre I could fit it in) will have fun with this book, following the main character on her quest for domination of the PR world.
- The Wrong Girl
Who doesn’t have a girl crush on Zoe Foster? She is smart, witty and fun and her books are no different. While I still like Air Kisses the best, this book was a fun read. I also found out via Instagram that this book is apparently going to be turned into a TV series! I think it would make a really funny and cute TV show, but before that arrives on our screens the book is definitely worth a read. Zoe writes the kind of characters that are real, and charming, and who you just want to invite around for a girls night in with pizza and wine.
- The Book Thief
A lot of people have probably seen this film, I haven’t so I don’t know how close it keeps to the book, but I really love the way the book is written. I first picked this up years ago while at uni and as soon as I started reading it I loved the style. With the story being told from the perspective of Death as character, I found the way Markus Zusak wrote it to be really different and fascinating. Not so much a light read, but a beautifully written one that you should get into on the holidays if you haven’t already read it.
- Devoted in Death
The latest instalment of the In Death series, this is a really good one. It follows multiple disturbing murders by a couple who consider themselves the new Romeo and Juliet. This one is more for fans of thriller and crime novels, it has a fast pace to it that pulls you along and has you feeling tense until the very end. A very good read, but what else would you expect from J D Robb (aka Nora Roberts).
- The Collector
Okay, yes there are two from Nora Roberts on this list, but I just can’t help myself, there isn’t a book she’s written that I haven’t loved. The Collector has romance, intrigue and a killer with great style, what more could you want from a book? I always find Nora Roberts’ books to be enjoyable reads that can make you laugh and cry within the space of a few chapters, they are always worth adding to the reading list.