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Tips for picking the perfect holiday book

April 21, 2017

As I scrolled through my social media timelines over the Easter holidays I was somewhat envious of those sitting by the pool enjoying a book. As we approach May my timeline is going to full of these images until at least the end of September, if not longer.

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Many of the photos shared stated that they had picked up a new book on the spur of the moment in the airport lounge. This got me to thinking…

How do you pick the perfect holiday book?

Personally, I still have the debate as to whether I should be turning to technology and finally purchasing the Kindle Paperwhite that I have had my eye on in forever. Or do I stick with tradition and enjoy the feel of a new book between my fingers and turn each page with anticipation as to what is going to happen next.

As a sucker for a bit of romance, I have to confess that it will be a love story that will win my attention this summer. There are enough doom and gloom stories on the news without opting to read a novel containing it too!

Finding your perfect holiday book

Holiday Gems have recently published a blog with the answers to all your holiday reading questions, including:

  • What type of book should I take with me? This will vary depending on the type of holiday you’re going on… a beach break, family getaway or couples escape.
  • eBook vs actual book… which is better for your holiday reads?
  • Additional essential tips for holiday bookworms.

Head over to the Holiday Gems blog for the full guide to finding your perfect holiday book.

Holiday and Book


To help you pick your perfect holiday book, Holiday Gems are kindly offering a £25 Amazon.co.uk gift voucher to one lucky reader.

To enter leave me a comment telling me what book would you like to take on holiday this year, then complete the Gleam widget below:

£25 Amazon Voucher from Holiday Gems

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Featured Giveaway

  • Kate Knight April 21, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Gone Girl, havent read it yet!

  • Keri Jones April 21, 2017 at 9:56 am

    The Girl In The Ice or Killing Hope. I’ve read them both already but I love them so much I would happily read them again and again x

  • Tracey Peach April 21, 2017 at 10:12 am

    I would choose a different type of book to take with me I would choose a adult colouring book
    Color My Heart Happy & some colouring pencils 🙂 x

  • Jodie Cook April 21, 2017 at 10:22 am

    The book thief

  • Claire Nutman April 21, 2017 at 11:11 am

    My wedding is in greece next month, so a lovely romance with a happy ending x

  • Sue McCarthy April 21, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I would take a bird ID guide for the country I was visiting – as I am a bird watcher

  • lynn neal April 21, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    A Curious Career

  • Spencer Broadley April 21, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    I’m a sucker for any PG Wodehouse or Agatha Christie – depending on my mood!!

  • Samantha O'D April 21, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    I really like Martina Cole books

  • Kim Neville April 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    One of the Sophie Kinsella books have not read

  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... April 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I love books, something historical or crime!

  • Alica April 21, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    I quite fancy Little Deaths by Emma Flint

  • Andrea A April 21, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Colgan.

  • Jo Glasspool April 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Rag Doll, I’ve had it for ages and can’t wait to read it.

  • melanie stirling April 21, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I read a lot of psychological thrillers so I usually take 3 books that are new releases at the time of going on holiday.

  • Hali Kinson April 21, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I would take gone girl book

  • laura banks April 21, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    my mother in law has got me a agatha rasien book

  • Isabel O April 21, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    I think I would take the latest Claire North book, she’s one of my favourite authors.

  • Anthony Harrington April 21, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    John Cleese autobiography is on my Summer reading list

  • Sarah Lewis April 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses by Carole Matthews

  • Margaret gallagher April 21, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Diane Chamberlain Pretending to dance -cant wait to read

  • Claire Elizabeth Noke April 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I think i’d take a couple of celeb auto-biographys 🙂

  • Sabina Green April 21, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    I love a good mix of chick-lit, suspense and a few auto-biographies. I also really want to try an actual Kindle as I get too distracted using a tablet and never get around to actually reading!

  • Natalie Crossan April 21, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Gone Girl 🙂 xxx

  • Solange April 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    The Keeper of Lost Thing by Ruth Hogan. It’s been described as the feel-good novel of the year.

  • Sandra Clarke April 22, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I always enjoy a good mystery to read on holiday.

  • William Gould April 22, 2017 at 8:58 am

    The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy! Never get tired of reading it!

  • Sarah prescott April 22, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Paper Hearts and summer kisses by Carol Matthews

  • Lynda Graham April 22, 2017 at 10:38 am

    The Legacy of Lucy Harte and Watching Edie are on my list to read

  • Jane Willis April 22, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I don’t take a single book, I like to read a book a day when I’m on holiday, so I’m loading my kindle 9to save weight in the suitcase) with lots of books in different genres so that I have something to suit my mood whatever I happen to fancy.

  • Hazel Rea April 22, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I like holiday reading to be light and fun so I usually re-read a book I have enjoyed in the past – my favourite being The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy which makes me laugh no matter how often I read it.

  • Victoria Prince April 22, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    My Name is Leon – I’ve been attempting to get round to reading it for months!

  • Barbara Webster April 22, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    My holiday read is The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I have seen the film, which I thought was brilliant.

  • Sinead ORourke April 22, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    A Seaside Affair by Fern Britton

  • Victoria Mylittlel April 22, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    something light like Sophie Kinsella books

  • Diane Carey April 23, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I will be taking ‘Educating Jack’ by Jack Sheffield

  • Wendy April 23, 2017 at 10:58 am

    All grown up by Jami Attenberg.

  • Sara Goodman April 23, 2017 at 11:14 am

    The Breakdown by B A Paris.

    Thanks for a super giveaway 🙂

  • Kelly Hirst April 23, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    The girl on the train – I must be the only person not to have read it

  • Fiona April 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Sounds a bit daft as I’m an adult, but I really want to read some of David Walliam’s books.

  • Matty April 23, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    We are going away next month, this would be a great start to fill up our kindles with some new books. good luck all 🙂

  • stuart hargreaves April 23, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    my next book is the autobigrapht of Neil Young

  • Soph H April 23, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Since I have a Kindle Paperwhite I will be taking many books on holiday! There will probably be a Patricia Cornwell book on there and hopefully something like ‘I am pilgrim’ and ‘The hate u give’

  • Eleanor Holmes April 23, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    My summer read is LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring, finally going to power through it! Also interested in reading some more Kurt Vonnegut books… Slaughterhouse 5 was a rollercoaster!

  • Sarah Rees April 23, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    The new Phillipa Gregory book – I love her books

  • Clare H April 23, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    to kill a mockingbird

  • S Edwards April 23, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Gone Girl would be my choice

  • dimitri apartopoulos April 23, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    ebooks for sure only need to take one item instead of loads of books

  • Jenifer April 23, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I’ve got Peter Kay’s autobiography’s stashed away ready for my next holiday adventure!

  • Heather T April 23, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Somebody recommenede Slave Girl by Sarah Forsyth to me recently, so that will be on my kindle for this years holiday.

  • Kelly Roxanne smith April 23, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    any on my kindle sounds good to me 🙂 thanks

  • Justine Hughes April 23, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Into the Water – Paula Hawkins.

  • Fiona Smith April 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Lion A Long Way Home

  • Tania Atfield April 23, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Any Stephen King book, especially The Stand

  • Sarah Pybus April 23, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    I love reading Kathy Reichs on holiday 🙂

  • ADEINNE TONNER April 23, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    The book i would love to take on Holiday with me this year would have to be From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel Dennett

  • Marc H April 23, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    The Fireman by Joe Hill. It was a christmas present, not got around to reading it yet.

  • Gary Topley April 23, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    How The Secret Changed My Life

  • Debbie L April 23, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    The Essex Serpent, I already have this on my kindle but am saving it for my hols

  • Rachael G April 23, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    My Not So Perfect Life

  • Katie April 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Not sure yet, maybe a Stephen King book

  • Lindsey Stuart April 23, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I would bring my book The Girls! I am half way through it and it is brilliant!

  • Andrew Petrie April 23, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    The girl who kicked the hornet’s nest.

  • Susan Smith April 23, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Behind the Palace Walls,

  • Julie Howarth April 23, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    The Girl on the Train

  • Laura Pritchard April 23, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I can’t wait to read Lamentation by CJ Sansom, it’s been in my ‘to read’ pile for years!

  • Ellen Sheppard April 23, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I’ve downloaded the Novak series by Bella Forrest (vampires, a bit like Twilight), there’s over 20 books so that should keep me busy all summer 🙂

  • Ritchie April 23, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Night School – Lee Child

  • Rebecca Brawn April 23, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Dark Water by Robert Bryndza; I have read The Girl In The Ice and the Night Stalker by him and just love his books, can’t wait to start on the next!

  • gabby evans April 23, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    thee new roy grace book

  • Alexandra oliver April 23, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    A good muder mystery or something by Belinda Bauer

  • iain maciver April 23, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    to kill a mockingbird

  • Bev April 23, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Jodi Picoult new book!

  • MM April 23, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – i always meant to read it, but never got round to it.

  • David Williams April 23, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Any advanced+ book on bridge by Hugh Kelsey.

  • Kim M April 23, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    La Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver x

  • Jen April 23, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Happy mum happy baby!

  • Angela Treadway April 23, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    A Carole Matthews book x

  • Frances H April 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry.

  • Fiona King April 23, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    The Girl On The Train (still haven’t read it)

  • Ann Robinson April 23, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Anything by Karin Slaughter

  • Vicki Davitt April 23, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Show Me A Mountain by Kerry Young

  • Lauren Bond April 23, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I will be taking The Einstein Pursuit by Chris Kuzneski. I love all of his books

  • carrie hynes April 23, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Night is watching by Lucy Cameron

  • Jo Young April 23, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I’ve got loads of unread new books on my book shelf so I’d start there!

  • Marc Chivers April 23, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    A book about how to make money

  • Danielle Rawlings April 23, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters

  • Victoria H April 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    I really want to read the Fallen series so i would take that.

  • Kev C April 23, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    I’d take the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy 🙂

  • rebecca h April 23, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami . one of the few I haven’t read of his! hoping it will be good!

  • Emma Gibson April 23, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    The Guardians Guide to the Galaxy, not read it yet but heard its good.

  • sian hallewell April 23, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    me before you, Jojo Moyes

  • Michael Rattray April 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    The Midnight Line – Lee Child

  • Sharon worsley April 23, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Flowers in the attic – Virginia Andrews

  • Ali Duke April 23, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I am really into real life crime books at the moment. I have the big book of crime to read.

  • Alana Walker April 23, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    My Spanish grammar books (sad!)

  • Lynda Jones April 23, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    I always start reading two books just before I go on holiday, a funny one and a thriller then depending how I feel on the day, I dip into either one. I hate to start a new book on holiday just in case I don’t like it. Also I do not go anywhere without my kindle, it is a life saver.

  • Louise A April 23, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Believe it or not I am one of the few who hasn’t read ‘The Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins. I already have it on my Kindle so I am saving it to read on holiday

  • Anya Jacobs April 23, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I love 1984, it’s a heavy book but I like to escape in that book!!

  • Richard Tyler April 23, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    The Girl On The Train

  • Jo Curtis April 23, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I have a pile to read. Top of the pile is ‘Sometimes I lie’. I can’t wait!

  • pete c April 23, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Sam Peters ` – From darkest Skys

  • Sam McKean April 23, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I am finally going to get round to reading The Girl on the Train and The Unmumsy Mum for a bit of levity.

  • claire woods April 23, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    The Friend by Dorothy Koomson.

  • Gemma Bailey April 23, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    One of the Agatha raisin series, brilliant fun!

  • Lee Ritson April 23, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    I still haven’t read inferno so wouldn’t mind taking that with me 🙂

  • Louise Allen April 23, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters – and then the rest of the series!! I read very fast ha ha. Excellent series about a Victorian female archaeologist with a bit of murder mystery thrown in!

  • Lynsey Buchanan April 23, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Spoils by Brian Van Reet

  • Penny H April 23, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Top of my list is I See You by Clare Mackintosh 🙂

  • Tee simpson April 23, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    50 shades of grey. Havent read them yet

  • Judith Allen April 23, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Time to revisit the Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Such clever stories, so that will be perfect.

  • Ang Jones April 23, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    “Happy” by Ferne Cotton is my choice of book. It’s a self help book not a novel rec that are usually taken away with you but, it think it will make a “Happy”

  • Stuart Allen April 24, 2017 at 3:29 am

    the latest michael palin diaries!

  • Harline Parkin April 24, 2017 at 3:52 am

    The book theif I watched the film the other day was really good

  • Michaela Hannah April 24, 2017 at 5:09 am

    The Boy on the bridge by M.R.Carey is the one on my list

  • Simon C April 24, 2017 at 7:17 am

    I’m planning to get hold of some hard sci-fi novels to read this year. Iain M. Banks is high on my list.

  • christine goody April 24, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Well, I have just discovered Danielle Steele, so I have plenty to choose from. Nice easy reading

  • Jacqui Graham April 24, 2017 at 7:53 am

    I am taking Paper Hearts and summer kisses by Carol Matthews, it has been recommended by my friend.

  • Margaret Clarkson April 24, 2017 at 7:54 am

    “The Darkest Goodbye” by Alex Gray

  • Charlotte Herbert April 24, 2017 at 8:44 am

    I am taking any Agatha Christie book – I’m trying to read and collect them all!

  • Ruth Harwood April 24, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I’d take some Regency Mills and Boon to escape!!

  • Jennifer Casey April 24, 2017 at 10:21 am

    The Summer Book by Tove Jansson 🙂

  • Eleanor Beavan April 24, 2017 at 11:33 am

    There are so many books that I want to read at the moment. I am a horror/thriller fanatic so I think the book I would take is The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King which is a collection of stories so perfect for short bursts of reading

  • susan hoggett April 24, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I actually like taking cookery books away with me to get some inspiration for new recipes and ingredients!

  • Stephanie Coals April 24, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Gone girl – ive seen the film but not had time to read the book yet

  • Jo Carroll April 24, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    ‘The Museum of Extraordinary Things’ by Alice Hoffman…I like a bit of escapism whilst on hols!

  • Jen Schofield April 24, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Any of the Shopaholics series by Sophie Kinsella

  • Laura Todd April 24, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    A newly published autobiography, love them!

  • Jade Adams April 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I need to catch up on the last few books from the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones, so will be popping those on my kindle ready for holiday!

  • Sheena Batey April 24, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson her follow up to Life After Life which I have been meaning to read for ages. It is very large glad I am not going on a plane.

  • Helen Adams April 24, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I really want to read The Girl On The Train

  • Bob Clark April 24, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Tinker tailor soldier spy by john le carre – Need to re read this to see if I can follow the plot

  • Lorraine B April 24, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, I hear it’s amazing!

  • sarah birkett April 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I have just been recommended “two brothers” by Ben Elton, not something I would normally read but definitely taking it on holiday this summer

  • Mel Turner April 24, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I’d like to take Jackie Collins latest book The Santangelos will miss her books

  • Rebecca roberts April 24, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I really want to read the girl with the dragon tattoo so I would take that

  • Patricia Avery April 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    The House at Riverton-Kate Morton 🙂

  • Elisabeth Ries April 24, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, everyone is raving about it!

  • Amanda Johnson April 24, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Anything by Stephen King

  • Maria hackett April 24, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    My not so perfect life by Sophie kinsella! i love her books x

  • Layla Thomas April 24, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I always buy a cheap trashy romance to read and then I don’t mind leaving it behind.

  • Hayley Smith April 25, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick, love an autobiography when I’m on holiday.

  • purpleshoes April 25, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I like horror and crime stories

  • Christine Lockley April 25, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I’ll be taking “Paperhearts and Summer Kisses” by Carole Matthews

  • Emily Knight April 25, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I’d take all of Katie Fforde’s books, I love her!

  • Elizabeth Smith April 25, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Definitely something by Diane Chamberlain

  • Lillian Fisher April 25, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

  • Janice April 25, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    anything by Louise Hay

  • Jules Eley April 25, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    the sudden departure of the frasers

  • Carole E April 25, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Mum’s List by St John Greene

  • Karen Stirling April 25, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

  • Leila Benhamida April 25, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    The Officer and the spy by Robert Harris

  • Iris W April 26, 2017 at 7:46 am

    I will take my kindle that has many books on it already, I want to finish Stephen Kings The Dark tower series this summer only 4 to go

  • aj templeman April 26, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I have never read any Harry Potter and people keep telling me I am missing out so the trilogy would be great.

  • Mel Daniels April 26, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    There are so many books I want to read! I’d probably choose The Essex Serpent by Sarah Parry x

  • Richard R April 27, 2017 at 12:28 am

    The Girl in the spiders web, I have read all the other millennium books but not the latest one yet.

  • Emma Jones April 27, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Anything chick lit as I love easy reading..or a cookbook!

  • Tammy Westrup April 27, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I will be taking something by Marion Keyes love an easy read when on holiday!

  • Rose Elise April 27, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I really want to read the new Laline Paull book! I loved The Bees, so I think her new book will be amazing.

  • Amanda tanner April 28, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Sharon Osbourne biography

  • Lynne Oconnor April 29, 2017 at 1:04 am

    The Burial Hour – the latest Jeffrey Deaver

  • Rachel Butler April 29, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Ripper – Patricia Cornwell
    I absolutely love her!! Very excited to read this one! Xo

  • Susie Wilkinson April 29, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    I’d take some Cathy Glass books

  • Kimberley Ryan April 29, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    it would have to be a book bu Terry Brooks

  • Lisa Wilkinson April 29, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    The Breakdown by B A Paris

  • Katie h April 30, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    The girl on the train

  • Leanne Newsome April 30, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I’d like to take the new Harry Potter book

  • Nicola W April 30, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Stephen King – It

  • Samantha R April 30, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Something light and happy like a Sophie Kinsella book or the Scotland Street series.

  • Andrea Smith April 30, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    I’m still reading The Princess Diarist, so will probably take that to finish.

  • Emma Rawlinson April 30, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Sophie Kinsella’s latest book – My Not So Perfect Life – as I’ve not had chance to read it yet. She’s written some great holiday reads 🙂

  • kathy cakebread April 30, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    martina coles books

  • Steven K May 1, 2017 at 8:47 am

    American Gods – can’t wait to start watching the TV series later today!

  • Jade Hewlett May 1, 2017 at 9:00 am

    The girl on the train

  • Lorraine Kirk May 1, 2017 at 10:56 am

    The God of Small Things. I read it a long time ago but would like to read it again.

  • Christine Caple May 1, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    The Girl on the Train, because I still haven’t read it!

  • charlotte May 1, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    i love anything that is an easy read, last holiday i picked up giovanna fletcher in the swap box that was good.

  • Sandra Fortune May 1, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Either a Catherine Cookson or Lynne Andrews era style

  • Toni Pearson May 1, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    The Wedding, by Nicholas Sparks (sequel to my favourite book of all time, The Notebook)

  • Hayley Mulgrove May 1, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Am not really a book reader so would take a Holiday guide with me as i always get lost

  • Avvie Cunnington May 1, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Can you Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella!

  • Keith Hunt May 1, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    The Great Liners Story

  • karim khimji May 1, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

  • Danielle Spencer May 2, 2017 at 12:51 am

    The Wrong Knickers – A Decade of Chaos by Bryony Gordon as I’m currently reading, Mad girl and she refers to her other book a couple of times, so would be nice to read it too!

  • Sandra Fortune May 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Either a Catherine Cookson or Lynn Andrews era style book

  • Tracey Ryder May 2, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    either a james patterson or andy Mcnab love a bit of action

  • warren mitchell May 2, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    The new star trek legacies triology

  • Julie Thomas May 2, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I love a murder mystery, so perhaps an Agatha Christy!

  • Anthea Holloway May 2, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

  • Anthea Holloway May 2, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    The Girl on the Train

  • Tracey Belcher May 3, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    A few classics on my Hitlist – to kill a mockingbird at present

  • Nina May 3, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I’d take something by Jojo Moyes 🙂

  • claire griffiths May 3, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    i think i would take abarat or any clive barker book

  • Sam R May 3, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Happy by Derren Brown!

  • christine szlobodnik May 3, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Guiness Book of Records 🙂

  • James Travis May 3, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Probably take a tourist guide book

  • Paula Phillips May 4, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    The Girl on the Train.

  • Sheri Darby May 4, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    The Girl on The Train

  • Paula T May 4, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Gone girl. I thoroughly enjoyed the film but assume the book will be so much better x

  • Gillian Hutchison May 4, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    I would take a lighthearted romance. Not got anything specific in mind as I haven’t been shopping. Either that or night school by lee child as I have it sitting on my bedside table waiting for the opportunity to read it

  • Debbie Burfoot May 5, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Constance halls new book

  • Faye Reed May 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Twilight books… Easy reads and I’m not quite through them

  • Emma Jackson May 5, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    The Quest for Juice by Jonathan-David Jackson, looks really funny x

  • OddHogg May 5, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Harry Potter – any in the series! Not that I get much chance to read with a little on in tow

  • Kevin Pike May 5, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    The latest Jack Reacher novel!

  • JULIE BANKS May 5, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    NIGHT SCHOOL by Lee Child, all of his books are good

  • Susan B May 5, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

  • Anne Plumb May 5, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses by Carole Matthews

  • Rai May 5, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Pillars of the earth – Ken Follett. I’ve wanted to read it for years but can never remember it when I’m stood in a bookshop.

  • janine atkin May 5, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    id like to take big little lies

  • Gemma Aktekin May 5, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Into the water – Paula Hawkins

  • Keshia Esgate May 5, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    The World According to Bob: The further adventures of one man and his street-wise cat

  • Sarah Ann May 5, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Giovanna Fletcher’s Always in Love – been on my shelf for so long but had no time to read it. Looks like the perfect summer read lazying on a sun lounger.

  • Kristy Brown May 5, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I would chose a Lynda La Plante book

  • Angela L Paull May 5, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I fancy re-reading Riders by Jilly Cooper

  • Jessica Gyte May 5, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Gone Girl or The Girl On The Train!

  • Mary Baldwin May 6, 2017 at 7:03 am

    I really fancy reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. We’re watching more Nordic Noir and I’d love to read the book as well.

  • Tasha May 6, 2017 at 7:40 am

    haven Decided yet

  • Melanie Pennie May 6, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Just downloaded a book called The Missing Ones: An absolutely gripping thriller with a jaw-dropping twist (Detective Lottie Parker Book 1) by Patricia Gibney to my Kindle so looking forward to reading this as I am on holiday next week.

  • Allison Sherwood May 6, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Anything by Jackie Collins for pure escapism

  • Vicki-Anne Smith May 6, 2017 at 10:18 am

    The Notebook – i’ve never read it and loved the film

  • Donna Clinton May 6, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I will be taking my Harry Potter books with me on holiday,2 weeks sat by a pool relaxing with my favourite books will be heaven!

  • Karen Bowman May 6, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I think the latest Edward Marston book in the Railway Detective series

  • Avril Randall May 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    I would like to read George R Martins Songs of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) again as I think I would find it easier to follow having seen the TV Series

  • Ian Campbell May 6, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    The Guinness Book of World Records. A mult im imparvo, with so much hidden depth, and so many records I could try to break whilst away!

  • Sandra Jo Siddall May 6, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    I would choose The Woman Who Stole My Life – Sounds great!

  • Nancy Bradford May 6, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I’d like to re-read one of the classic sci-fi books like the Thing or Cell.

  • Angela Kelly May 6, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I’m happy with any fiction book, I just love reading – full stop.

  • Phil Boyle May 6, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness . I reread it on a regular basis.

  • Trevor Linvell May 6, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Heir to the empire. By Timothy Zahn

  • Jayne K May 6, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I’m more likely to stick with a cryptic crossword book rather than a novel.

  • Alison May 6, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I just read Temeraire, a great book about dragons and naval battles. I think I will get the sequel

  • Kelly Hanson May 6, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    The blade artist by Irvine Welsh. It’s the only book by him I haven’t read yet.

  • Mark Johnson May 6, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    john updike rabbit run

  • Marrian May 6, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Something by Cecelia Ahern.

  • Hazel Rush May 6, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    I think I’d choose an autobiography!

  • Ellen Stafford May 6, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Odd Birds by Ian Harding. Can’t wait to read it 🙂

  • Jamie C Millard May 7, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Aliens by Jim Al-Khalili

  • Heather Haigh May 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

    The latest Brigette Jones book – I find them so relaxing to read.

  • Jules page May 7, 2017 at 6:50 am

    A nice and easy romance x

  • Marianne Daniels May 7, 2017 at 8:17 am

    I’m trying to read more children’s classics this year! Currently reading Moon over manifest-Newberry Honour medal winners often a good bet!

  • Joanne Beale May 7, 2017 at 9:14 am

    A Girl on the Train as haven’t got round to reading it yet

  • Rachel Heap May 7, 2017 at 9:29 am

    The Girl on a Train is next on my list

  • Geoff Hibbert May 7, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Any Agatha Christie

  • Marie Rule May 7, 2017 at 10:21 am

    A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

  • sue mcdermott May 7, 2017 at 10:53 am

    any Stephen King

  • Derek Wilson May 7, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Davina McCall’s autobiography – Lessons I’ve Learned x

  • Rachael Sexey May 7, 2017 at 11:15 am

    The newest Jodi picoult book

  • antonia richardson May 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

  • paul jackson May 7, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Pharaoh by Wilbur Smith

  • Maddy May 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Delighted that Jilly Cooper’s Mount has just come out in paperback – they’re always weighty!

  • Karen Godfrey May 7, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    My family and other animals by Gerald Durrell

  • Chirag Patel May 7, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Into the Water – Paula Hawkins

  • Victoria R Morrison May 7, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    I never got around to reading girl with a dragon tattoo so might take that!

  • Shannon Mostert May 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    An adult colouring in book, so peaceful!

  • Sheila Howes May 7, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    The Escape – CL Taylor

  • Michelle Wild May 7, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    A Martina Cole I’m behind with her books great beach reading.

  • Andrew Hindley May 7, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Into the Water – Paula Hawkins

  • Aaron Milne May 7, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Homer – The Iliad

  • Meryl Thomas May 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

  • Kate Kingsley May 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    The pillars of the earth by Ken Follet but it’s quite heavy so may be a bit impractical for the beach!

  • sharon martin May 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    i’m not sure, maybe Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses

  • Sheena Read May 7, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Any Martina Cole or Lynda Le Plante

  • Michaela B May 7, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I want to re-read all the Harry Potter books (sad i know)

  • Samantha Atherton May 7, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    I want to read George R.R. Martin’s books, starting with A game of thrones.

  • Carly Belsey May 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    I love true crime and I really want to read the book The Devil’s Knot – morbid I know but I like true stories

  • Pete May 7, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Built for Speed by John McGuinness

  • Claire Davies May 7, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    The Forever House by Veronica Henry- it is due out shortly and sounds a lovely Summer read

  • Pauline Dring May 7, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    by Sadie Jones

  • Elaine Kidd May 7, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    The Lord of the Rings, I haven’t read the full thing for years.

  • Michelle Carlin May 7, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I’d take the latest novel by Lisa Jewell – I love her books.

  • Naomi Williams May 7, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    The Woman at Number 24 – Juliet Ashton

  • Miss Tracy Hanson May 7, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Will take the new Milly Johnson and my favourite Chris Carter – The Night Stalker which I could read and reread straight away. 🙂

  • Emma Walton May 7, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I always take more than one book away with me and I nearly always read books from the same authors. At the moment, I’m reading Laurell K Hamilton so I would probably take a couple of Anita Blake novels with me.

  • angela sandhu May 7, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Karin Slaughter books

  • Sue Price May 7, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    A game of ghosts by John Connolly! Something to get my teeth stuck into, I do love a good thriller!

  • Leanne V McKenna May 7, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    I’ve had a copy of the casual vacancy since it was released but never read it, so it would have to be that!

  • Anni Ezmerelda May 7, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    I’d take the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson to read again. It’s my favourite book series of all time!

  • Nick B May 7, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Very British Problems

  • leanne weir May 7, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    The hobbit as I have never read it before

  • Adrian Bold May 7, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    I’d like to take The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

  • Rachel B May 7, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I’d probably chose the Whistler by John Grisham

  • Diana May 7, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Something by John Irving

  • Monika Bascombe May 7, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    I like reading diaries – I just finished the diary of hoarders daughter so i am sure I would take new diary i find with me

  • Kayleigh Devlin May 7, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    i love Crime novels

  • Josh Gough May 7, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I’m a sucker for any PG Wodehouse or Agatha Christie

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