Saturday, 16 August 2014

Holiday Books - from Sweet Dreams

I have a guest post over on Sweet Dreams and I'd love to share it here too -

If you’re looking for ideas on what to read on holiday, hopefully I can help! For me, holidays are all about lazing about by the pool with a book. I read anything and everything so I have a few options for you depending on the sort of thing you like to read. 

book list

Something Different
It’s funny, it’s quirky and it’s something entirely different from your typical holiday books. You meet Allan Klarsson in a retirement home on his 100th birthday. Allan isn’t exactly the retirement home type so as the title would suggest, climbs out of the window. Allan finds himself involved with criminals, an elephant and a suitcase filled with cash. As the events unfold you find out about Allan’s extraordinary life where he met numerous American Presidents, a couple of Dictators and helps build the atomic bomb. 

Something Emotional
This book is beautiful and life affirming. Hazel is a cancer patient who’s parents force her to attend a support group. Here she meets Augustus who sweeps her off her feet. Throughout the book we fall in love with the couple only to become face to face with the harsh reality of life. 

Something Tense
I love a good thriller. Marcus Goldman is struggling to write his second novel so in a hope to clear his head he visits his mentor and famous author, Harry Quebert. The body of Nola Kerrergan is then found in Harry’s garden and it’s soon clear that 30 years earlier, Harry had an affair with the 15 year old. The book is filled with so many twists and “oh my god” moments that until the end I really had no idea was behind the murder. Definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year. 

Something Classic
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Follow Bilbo on this adventure to help the dwarfs reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the dragon, Smaug. With giant spiders, elves and of course, the ring, it’s one of those classic books that are well worth a read. 

Do you have any recommendations? 

I've been so lucky to have been able to guest post on some amazing blogs this summer! If you fancy doing a post swap let me know!


  1. I'm reading the Maze Runner at the moment, and although it's a little slow at the beginning it's getting really good now.

    Hayley \\

    1. I thought the same about the Maze Runner! x

  2. I loved reading The Fault in Our Stars and The Hobbit - the other two books sound really interesting though especially the thriller! I might have to read them after finishing the Maze Runner :) Great post! x

    1. Definitely, I love a bit of a variety :) x

  3. Great post, thank you for the book recommendations :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin, if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks! Best wishes.

    Camille xo