Books To Read On Holiday

One of the main benefits of going on holiday is having the chance to lay back with a good book and get totally lost in a great story. Whilst some people might like to get stuck into ‘War & Peace’ most of us prefer something a little lighter.

Here are some recommendations:-

  1. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – Stieg Larsson’s Nordic trilogy (“The Girl who Played with Fire” & “The Girl who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest”) is a gripping thriller that you will find hard to put down.
  2. “The Snowman” – by Jo Nesbø features the Norwegian detective Harry Hole – (a cross between Rebus and Dirty Harry) which will keep you in suspense with it’s clever plot twists and false clues that make you believe that you have worked out who the killer is. Although not the first in the series, “The Snowman” is a great introduction to this writer.
  3. “Waiting for Columbus” – by Thomas Trofimuk is a tale of mystery and romance about a stranger washed up on the beach in Spain who believes that he is Christopher Columbus – as his story is told we discover the reasons for his delusions.
  4. “The Angel’s Game” – by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is set in Barcelona just between the wars, and tells the tale of a writer who makes a Faustian pact with a stranger to create a new religion in return for being cured of a brain tumour.

If you are looking for something that is more witty, which will have you chuckling out loud, then any of the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett will do just that, or any of the books by Tom Sharpe.

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