As we speak I am packing for my holiday to Tenerife, and I cannot wait! I absolutely packing and love making a day of it … however, I find picking books to take abroad a lot more stressful! There aren’t any Waterstones (not that I’m aware of) there, and what if I start the books and don’t like them?! Does this stress everyone else out too?
Anyway, I eventually decided to limit myself to 3 books (if I had a bigger luggage allowance I would have taken a few more), and these are the ones I have packed and ready to jet off with me.
‘Eat, Pray, Love’ By Elizabeth Gilbert
‘It’s 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She’s in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they’re trying for a baby – and she doesn’t want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her’
‘The Darkest Minds’ by Alexandra Bracken
‘Ruby is sixteen. She is dangerous. And she is alive. For now. A mysterious disease has killed most of America’s children. Ruby might have survived, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse than a virus: frightening abilities they cannot control. Pressured by the government, Ruby’s parents sent her to Thurmond, a brutal state ‘rehabilitation camp’, where she has learned to fear and suppress her new power. But what if mastering it is a whole generation’s only chance for survival?’
‘To all the boys I’ve loved before’ By Jenny Han
‘Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she’s ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only.Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control’
What has everyone been reading on their holibobs?