In case you didn’t know, I’m currently on my hols in sunny, sunny Majorca.
(If the villa has wifi I’ll have already plastered snaps of the place all over Instagram and Twitter).
I plan to spend half the holiday exploring the island, and other half plonked next to the pool with a few good books. I’m going with my boyfriend’s family and they’re all readers too so we’re pretty much making our own book club for the week. And I can’t wait!
I was going to take books with for next term and get ahead. But then I thought NAHHH. I’m gonna take this time for some true R&R and read the kind of things I used to – back before I started my degree and read for fun. I feel like I don’t really know what reading for fun is anymore so I’m really looking forward to it.
I probably won’t read all of them, because once I’ve been in the sun for about an hour my body can’t cope anymore and demands naps. Who am I to resist? But also we might all play swapsies of any good books the newly formed book club bring along too.
Here’s a little list of the books I’m gonna be taking with me. Some are new and some have been in my TBR pile for quite a while.
1. Suite Francaise by Irene Némirovsky.
This is the book I’m reading at the moment, so I’ll be taking it to finish. I watched the film early in the year and enjoyed it so thought I’d like the book too. If you’re after a heart-breaking love story set during WWII then this is the one for you.
2. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh.
I’ve had this book for a few years now and never got round to reading it. But I’ve been told that it’s amazing and well worth it so I might finally get onto it this time! I don’t think I need to explain this one, everyone knows Trainspotting.
3. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith.
My nan gave me this when I said that I was after some holiday reading. Even though it’s the second in a series she said it’s one of those kinda crime series that are basically standalone novels too. It’s not really something I would have chosen myself but I am curious about J.K.’s writing.
4. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
I’ve read The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Hosseini and they’re both fantastic. Warm-warming enough for you to keep reading, yet so heart-breaking that you can sit thinking about it for hours. So I’m very excited to lose myself in another of his novels.
5. Quiet by Susan Cain
This is another that I’ve had for years and just never got round to reading. All about the power of introverts in an extroverted world. Exploring how being an introvert has become undesirable, and how/why that needs to change. Intriguing to say the least!