Tips for picking the perfect holiday book

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.  

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.

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

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286 Comments

  1. Kate Knight
    April 21, 2017 / 9:49 am

    Gone Girl, havent read it yet!

  2. Keri Jones
    April 21, 2017 / 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

  3. Tracey Peach
    April 21, 2017 / 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

  4. Jodie Cook
    April 21, 2017 / 10:22 am

    The book thief

  5. Claire Nutman
    April 21, 2017 / 11:11 am

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

  6. Sue McCarthy
    April 21, 2017 / 12:10 pm

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

  7. lynn neal
    April 21, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    A Curious Career

  8. Spencer Broadley
    April 21, 2017 / 12:56 pm

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

  9. Samantha O'D
    April 21, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I really like Martina Cole books

  10. Kim Neville
    April 21, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    One of the Sophie Kinsella books have not read

  11. Alica
    April 21, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    I quite fancy Little Deaths by Emma Flint

  12. Andrea A
    April 21, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Colgan.

  13. Jo Glasspool
    April 21, 2017 / 3:11 pm

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

  14. melanie stirling
    April 21, 2017 / 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.

  15. Hali Kinson
    April 21, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    I would take gone girl book

  16. laura banks
    April 21, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    my mother in law has got me a agatha rasien book

  17. Isabel O
    April 21, 2017 / 7:54 pm

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

  18. Anthony Harrington
    April 21, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    John Cleese autobiography is on my Summer reading list

  19. Sarah Lewis
    April 21, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses by Carole Matthews

  20. Margaret gallagher
    April 21, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Diane Chamberlain Pretending to dance -cant wait to read

  21. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    April 21, 2017 / 10:08 pm

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

  22. April 21, 2017 / 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!

  23. Natalie Crossan
    April 21, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    Gone Girl 🙂 xxx

  24. Solange
    April 21, 2017 / 11:59 pm

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

  25. Sandra Clarke
    April 22, 2017 / 8:20 am

    I always enjoy a good mystery to read on holiday.

  26. William Gould
    April 22, 2017 / 8:58 am

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

  27. Sarah prescott
    April 22, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Paper Hearts and summer kisses by Carol Matthews

  28. Lynda Graham
    April 22, 2017 / 10:38 am

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

  29. April 22, 2017 / 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.

  30. Hazel Rea
    April 22, 2017 / 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.

  31. Victoria Prince
    April 22, 2017 / 12:07 pm

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

  32. Barbara Webster
    April 22, 2017 / 12:47 pm

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

  33. Sinead ORourke
    April 22, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    A Seaside Affair by Fern Britton

  34. Diane Carey
    April 23, 2017 / 7:54 am

    I will be taking ‘Educating Jack’ by Jack Sheffield

  35. Wendy
    April 23, 2017 / 10:58 am

    All grown up by Jami Attenberg.

  36. Sara Goodman
    April 23, 2017 / 11:14 am

    The Breakdown by B A Paris.

    Thanks for a super giveaway 🙂

  37. Kelly Hirst
    April 23, 2017 / 1:28 pm

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

  38. Fiona
    April 23, 2017 / 1:30 pm

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

  39. Matty
    April 23, 2017 / 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 🙂

  40. stuart hargreaves
    April 23, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    my next book is the autobigrapht of Neil Young

  41. Soph H
    April 23, 2017 / 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’

  42. Eleanor Holmes
    April 23, 2017 / 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!

  43. Sarah Rees
    April 23, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    The new Phillipa Gregory book – I love her books

  44. Clare H
    April 23, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    to kill a mockingbird

  45. S Edwards
    April 23, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Gone Girl would be my choice

  46. dimitri apartopoulos
    April 23, 2017 / 2:08 pm

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

  47. April 23, 2017 / 2:16 pm

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

  48. Heather T
    April 23, 2017 / 2:17 pm

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

  49. Kelly Roxanne smith
    April 23, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    any on my kindle sounds good to me 🙂 thanks

  50. Justine Hughes
    April 23, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    Into the Water – Paula Hawkins.

  51. Fiona Smith
    April 23, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Lion A Long Way Home

  52. Tania Atfield
    April 23, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    Any Stephen King book, especially The Stand

  53. Sarah Pybus
    April 23, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    I love reading Kathy Reichs on holiday 🙂

  54. ADEINNE TONNER
    April 23, 2017 / 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

  55. Marc H
    April 23, 2017 / 3:53 pm

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

  56. Gary Topley
    April 23, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    How The Secret Changed My Life

  57. Debbie L
    April 23, 2017 / 3:59 pm

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

  58. Rachael G
    April 23, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    My Not So Perfect Life

  59. Katie
    April 23, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Not sure yet, maybe a Stephen King book

  60. Lindsey Stuart
    April 23, 2017 / 4:33 pm

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

  61. Andrew Petrie
    April 23, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    The girl who kicked the hornet’s nest.

  62. Susan Smith
    April 23, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Behind the Palace Walls,

  63. Julie Howarth
    April 23, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    The Girl on the Train

  64. Laura Pritchard
    April 23, 2017 / 4:43 pm

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

  65. Ellen Sheppard
    April 23, 2017 / 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 🙂

  66. Ritchie
    April 23, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Night School – Lee Child

  67. Rebecca Brawn
    April 23, 2017 / 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!

  68. gabby evans
    April 23, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    thee new roy grace book

  69. Alexandra oliver
    April 23, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    A good muder mystery or something by Belinda Bauer

  70. iain maciver
    April 23, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    to kill a mockingbird

  71. Bev
    April 23, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Jodi Picoult new book!

  72. MM
    April 23, 2017 / 5:20 pm

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

  73. David Williams
    April 23, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Any advanced+ book on bridge by Hugh Kelsey.

  74. Kim M
    April 23, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    La Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver x

  75. Jen
    April 23, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Happy mum happy baby!

  76. Angela Treadway
    April 23, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    A Carole Matthews book x

  77. Frances H
    April 23, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry.

  78. Fiona King
    April 23, 2017 / 6:18 pm

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

  79. Ann Robinson
    April 23, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    Anything by Karin Slaughter

  80. Vicki Davitt
    April 23, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Show Me A Mountain by Kerry Young

  81. Lauren Bond
    April 23, 2017 / 7:01 pm

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

  82. carrie hynes
    April 23, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Night is watching by Lucy Cameron

  83. Jo Young
    April 23, 2017 / 7:14 pm

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

  84. Marc Chivers
    April 23, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    A book about how to make money

  85. Danielle Rawlings
    April 23, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters

  86. Victoria H
    April 23, 2017 / 7:30 pm

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

  87. Kev C
    April 23, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I’d take the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy 🙂

  88. rebecca h
    April 23, 2017 / 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!

  89. Emma Gibson
    April 23, 2017 / 7:59 pm

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

  90. sian hallewell
    April 23, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    me before you, Jojo Moyes

  91. Michael Rattray
    April 23, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    The Midnight Line – Lee Child

  92. Sharon worsley
    April 23, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Flowers in the attic – Virginia Andrews

  93. April 23, 2017 / 8:39 pm

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

  94. Alana Walker
    April 23, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    My Spanish grammar books (sad!)

  95. Lynda Jones
    April 23, 2017 / 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.

  96. Louise A
    April 23, 2017 / 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

  97. Anya Jacobs
    April 23, 2017 / 9:03 pm

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

  98. Richard Tyler
    April 23, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    The Girl On The Train

  99. Jo Curtis
    April 23, 2017 / 9:16 pm

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

  100. pete c
    April 23, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    Sam Peters ` – From darkest Skys

  101. Sam McKean
    April 23, 2017 / 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.

  102. claire woods
    April 23, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    The Friend by Dorothy Koomson.

  103. Gemma Bailey
    April 23, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    One of the Agatha raisin series, brilliant fun!

  104. Lee Ritson
    April 23, 2017 / 9:49 pm

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

  105. Louise Allen
    April 23, 2017 / 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!

  106. Lynsey Buchanan
    April 23, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    Spoils by Brian Van Reet

  107. Penny H
    April 23, 2017 / 10:17 pm

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

  108. Tee simpson
    April 23, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    50 shades of grey. Havent read them yet

  109. Judith Allen
    April 23, 2017 / 10:41 pm

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

  110. Ang Jones
    April 23, 2017 / 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”

  111. Stuart Allen
    April 24, 2017 / 3:29 am

    the latest michael palin diaries!

  112. Harline Parkin
    April 24, 2017 / 3:52 am

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

  113. Michaela Hannah
    April 24, 2017 / 5:09 am

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

  114. Simon C
    April 24, 2017 / 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.

  115. christine goody
    April 24, 2017 / 7:20 am

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

  116. Jacqui Graham
    April 24, 2017 / 7:53 am

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

  117. Margaret Clarkson
    April 24, 2017 / 7:54 am

    “The Darkest Goodbye” by Alex Gray

  118. Charlotte Herbert
    April 24, 2017 / 8:44 am

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

  119. Ruth Harwood
    April 24, 2017 / 9:02 am

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

  120. Jennifer Casey
    April 24, 2017 / 10:21 am

    The Summer Book by Tove Jansson 🙂

  121. Eleanor Beavan
    April 24, 2017 / 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

  122. susan hoggett
    April 24, 2017 / 11:37 am

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

  123. Stephanie Coals
    April 24, 2017 / 12:03 pm

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

  124. Jo Carroll
    April 24, 2017 / 1:58 pm

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

  125. Jen Schofield
    April 24, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    Any of the Shopaholics series by Sophie Kinsella

  126. Laura Todd
    April 24, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    A newly published autobiography, love them!

  127. Jade Adams
    April 24, 2017 / 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!

  128. Sheena Batey
    April 24, 2017 / 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.

  129. Helen Adams
    April 24, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    I really want to read The Girl On The Train

  130. Bob Clark
    April 24, 2017 / 6:25 pm

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

  131. Lorraine B
    April 24, 2017 / 6:26 pm

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

  132. sarah birkett
    April 24, 2017 / 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

  133. Mel Turner
    April 24, 2017 / 7:27 pm

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

  134. Rebecca roberts
    April 24, 2017 / 7:33 pm

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

  135. Patricia Avery
    April 24, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    The House at Riverton-Kate Morton 🙂

  136. Elisabeth Ries
    April 24, 2017 / 9:17 pm

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

  137. Amanda Johnson
    April 24, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Anything by Stephen King

  138. Maria hackett
    April 24, 2017 / 10:23 pm

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

  139. Layla Thomas
    April 24, 2017 / 10:23 pm

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

  140. Hayley Smith
    April 25, 2017 / 9:02 am

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

  141. purpleshoes
    April 25, 2017 / 9:51 am

    I like horror and crime stories

  142. Christine Lockley
    April 25, 2017 / 9:55 am

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

  143. April 25, 2017 / 1:48 pm

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

  144. Elizabeth Smith
    April 25, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    Definitely something by Diane Chamberlain

  145. Lillian Fisher
    April 25, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

  146. Janice
    April 25, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    anything by Louise Hay

  147. Jules Eley
    April 25, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    the sudden departure of the frasers

  148. Carole E
    April 25, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    Mum’s List by St John Greene

  149. Karen Stirling
    April 25, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

  150. Leila Benhamida
    April 25, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    The Officer and the spy by Robert Harris

  151. Iris W
    April 26, 2017 / 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

  152. aj templeman
    April 26, 2017 / 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.

  153. Mel Daniels
    April 26, 2017 / 10:06 pm

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

  154. Richard R
    April 27, 2017 / 12:28 am

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

  155. Emma Jones
    April 27, 2017 / 10:47 am

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

  156. Tammy Westrup
    April 27, 2017 / 10:59 am

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

  157. Rose Elise
    April 27, 2017 / 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.

  158. Amanda tanner
    April 28, 2017 / 12:34 am

    Sharon Osbourne biography

  159. Lynne Oconnor
    April 29, 2017 / 1:04 am

    The Burial Hour – the latest Jeffrey Deaver

  160. Rachel Butler
    April 29, 2017 / 10:51 am

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

  161. Susie Wilkinson
    April 29, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    I’d take some Cathy Glass books

  162. Kimberley Ryan
    April 29, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    it would have to be a book bu Terry Brooks

  163. Lisa Wilkinson
    April 29, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    The Breakdown by B A Paris

  164. Katie h
    April 30, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    The girl on the train

  165. Leanne Newsome
    April 30, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    I’d like to take the new Harry Potter book

  166. Nicola W
    April 30, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Stephen King – It

  167. Samantha R
    April 30, 2017 / 6:43 pm

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

  168. Andrea Smith
    April 30, 2017 / 7:38 pm

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

  169. Emma Rawlinson
    April 30, 2017 / 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 🙂

  170. Steven K
    May 1, 2017 / 8:47 am

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

  171. Jade Hewlett
    May 1, 2017 / 9:00 am

    The girl on the train

  172. Lorraine Kirk
    May 1, 2017 / 10:56 am

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

  173. Christine Caple
    May 1, 2017 / 1:10 pm

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

  174. charlotte
    May 1, 2017 / 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.

  175. Sandra Fortune
    May 1, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Either a Catherine Cookson or Lynne Andrews era style

  176. Toni Pearson
    May 1, 2017 / 7:34 pm

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

  177. Hayley Mulgrove
    May 1, 2017 / 8:26 pm

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

  178. Avvie Cunnington
    May 1, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Can you Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella!

  179. Keith Hunt
    May 1, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    The Great Liners Story

  180. karim khimji
    May 1, 2017 / 11:57 pm

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

  181. Danielle Spencer
    May 2, 2017 / 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!

  182. Sandra Fortune
    May 2, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Either a Catherine Cookson or Lynn Andrews era style book

  183. Tracey Ryder
    May 2, 2017 / 12:39 pm

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

  184. warren mitchell
    May 2, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    The new star trek legacies triology

  185. Julie Thomas
    May 2, 2017 / 5:25 pm

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

  186. Anthea Holloway
    May 2, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

  187. Anthea Holloway
    May 2, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    The Girl on the Train

  188. Tracey Belcher
    May 3, 2017 / 12:04 pm

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

  189. Nina
    May 3, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    I’d take something by Jojo Moyes 🙂

  190. claire griffiths
    May 3, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    i think i would take abarat or any clive barker book

  191. Sam R
    May 3, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Happy by Derren Brown!

  192. christine szlobodnik
    May 3, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Guiness Book of Records 🙂

  193. James Travis
    May 3, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Probably take a tourist guide book

  194. Paula Phillips
    May 4, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    The Girl on the Train.

  195. Sheri Darby
    May 4, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    The Girl on The Train

  196. Paula T
    May 4, 2017 / 10:32 pm

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

  197. Gillian Hutchison
    May 4, 2017 / 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

  198. Debbie Burfoot
    May 5, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Constance halls new book

  199. Faye Reed
    May 5, 2017 / 12:20 pm

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

  200. May 5, 2017 / 2:09 pm

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

  201. May 5, 2017 / 2:21 pm

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

  202. Kevin Pike
    May 5, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    The latest Jack Reacher novel!

  203. JULIE BANKS
    May 5, 2017 / 4:47 pm

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

  204. Susan B
    May 5, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

  205. Anne Plumb
    May 5, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses by Carole Matthews

  206. Rai
    May 5, 2017 / 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.

  207. janine atkin
    May 5, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    id like to take big little lies

  208. Gemma Aktekin
    May 5, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Into the water – Paula Hawkins

  209. Keshia Esgate
    May 5, 2017 / 8:51 pm

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

  210. Sarah Ann
    May 5, 2017 / 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.

  211. Kristy Brown
    May 5, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    I would chose a Lynda La Plante book

  212. Angela L Paull
    May 5, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I fancy re-reading Riders by Jilly Cooper

  213. Jessica Gyte
    May 5, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    Gone Girl or The Girl On The Train!

  214. Mary Baldwin
    May 6, 2017 / 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.

  215. Tasha
    May 6, 2017 / 7:40 am

    haven Decided yet

  216. Melanie Pennie
    May 6, 2017 / 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.

  217. Allison Sherwood
    May 6, 2017 / 9:26 am

    Anything by Jackie Collins for pure escapism

  218. Vicki-Anne Smith
    May 6, 2017 / 10:18 am

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

  219. Donna Clinton
    May 6, 2017 / 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!

  220. Karen Bowman
    May 6, 2017 / 1:17 pm

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

  221. Avril Randall
    May 6, 2017 / 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

  222. Ian Campbell
    May 6, 2017 / 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!

  223. Sandra Jo Siddall
    May 6, 2017 / 4:41 pm

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

  224. Nancy Bradford
    May 6, 2017 / 5:48 pm

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

  225. Angela Kelly
    May 6, 2017 / 6:11 pm

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

  226. Phil Boyle
    May 6, 2017 / 6:51 pm

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

  227. Trevor Linvell
    May 6, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    Heir to the empire. By Timothy Zahn

  228. Jayne K
    May 6, 2017 / 7:11 pm

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

  229. May 6, 2017 / 7:33 pm

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

  230. Kelly Hanson
    May 6, 2017 / 9:49 pm

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

  231. Mark Johnson
    May 6, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    john updike rabbit run

  232. Marrian
    May 6, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    Something by Cecelia Ahern.

  233. Hazel Rush
    May 6, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    I think I’d choose an autobiography!

  234. May 6, 2017 / 11:46 pm

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

  235. Jamie C Millard
    May 7, 2017 / 1:45 am

    Aliens by Jim Al-Khalili

  236. Heather Haigh
    May 7, 2017 / 6:00 am

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

  237. Jules page
    May 7, 2017 / 6:50 am

    A nice and easy romance x

  238. Marianne Daniels
    May 7, 2017 / 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!

  239. Joanne Beale
    May 7, 2017 / 9:14 am

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

  240. Rachel Heap
    May 7, 2017 / 9:29 am

    The Girl on a Train is next on my list

  241. Geoff Hibbert
    May 7, 2017 / 10:11 am

    Any Agatha Christie

  242. Marie Rule
    May 7, 2017 / 10:21 am

    A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

  243. sue mcdermott
    May 7, 2017 / 10:53 am

    any Stephen King

  244. Derek Wilson
    May 7, 2017 / 11:05 am

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

  245. Rachael Sexey
    May 7, 2017 / 11:15 am

    The newest Jodi picoult book

  246. antonia richardson
    May 7, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

  247. paul jackson
    May 7, 2017 / 11:52 am

    Pharaoh by Wilbur Smith

  248. Maddy
    May 7, 2017 / 12:05 pm

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

  249. Karen Godfrey
    May 7, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    My family and other animals by Gerald Durrell

  250. Chirag Patel
    May 7, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    Into the Water – Paula Hawkins

  251. Victoria R Morrison
    May 7, 2017 / 1:11 pm

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

  252. Shannon Mostert
    May 7, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    An adult colouring in book, so peaceful!

  253. May 7, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    The Escape – CL Taylor

  254. Michelle Wild
    May 7, 2017 / 1:39 pm

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

  255. Andrew Hindley
    May 7, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Into the Water – Paula Hawkins

  256. Aaron Milne
    May 7, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Homer – The Iliad

  257. Meryl Thomas
    May 7, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

  258. Kate Kingsley
    May 7, 2017 / 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!

  259. sharon martin
    May 7, 2017 / 2:32 pm

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

  260. Sheena Read
    May 7, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Any Martina Cole or Lynda Le Plante

  261. May 7, 2017 / 2:57 pm

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

  262. Samantha Atherton
    May 7, 2017 / 3:25 pm

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

  263. Carly Belsey
    May 7, 2017 / 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

  264. Pete
    May 7, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Built for Speed by John McGuinness

  265. Claire Davies
    May 7, 2017 / 4:37 pm

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

  266. Pauline Dring
    May 7, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    Fallout
    by Sadie Jones

  267. Elaine Kidd
    May 7, 2017 / 5:58 pm

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

  268. Michelle Carlin
    May 7, 2017 / 6:01 pm

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

  269. Naomi Williams
    May 7, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    The Woman at Number 24 – Juliet Ashton

  270. Miss Tracy Hanson
    May 7, 2017 / 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. 🙂

  271. Emma Walton
    May 7, 2017 / 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.

  272. angela sandhu
    May 7, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Karin Slaughter books

  273. Sue Price
    May 7, 2017 / 8:39 pm

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

  274. Leanne V McKenna
    May 7, 2017 / 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!

  275. May 7, 2017 / 9:08 pm

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

  276. Nick B
    May 7, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    Very British Problems

  277. leanne weir
    May 7, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    The hobbit as I have never read it before

  278. Adrian Bold
    May 7, 2017 / 10:11 pm

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

  279. Rachel B
    May 7, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    I’d probably chose the Whistler by John Grisham

  280. Diana
    May 7, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    Something by John Irving

  281. Monika Bascombe
    May 7, 2017 / 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

  282. Kayleigh Devlin
    May 7, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    i love Crime novels

  283. Josh Gough
    May 7, 2017 / 11:37 pm

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

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