Thursday, 18 July 2013

holiday reads


So tomorrow is holiday-day! You may be pleased to know I've returned to (almost) full health and am super excited for a couple of weeks exploring Malaysia. For me, one of the most important tasks is choosing the books I'll be taking with me. I know what you're thinking, why am I lugging all those books around when I could take far more on a (much lighter) kindle? Well, good point. But, I don't actually own a kindle, and although my Mum offered hers I'm too frightened to take it as I know we'll be hopping on several small boats throughout the trip. She'd never forgive me if I broke or lost it! 

And.. these are my choices! After reading other novels by Rosamund Lupton (see here) and Gillian Flynn (see here) I was keen to get my hands on these, and was lucky enough to find them in my local Oxfam bookshop. The Casual Vacancy was a last minute supermarket purchase (I've heard good things) and I spotted this Julian Barnes Man Booker Prize winner in another charity shop! Hopefully here is a nice mix of genres, and should keep me going over the two weeks. 

Next on my hit list: The Return by Victoria Hislop, The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, and Case Histories by Kate Atkinson.

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  1. have bought a load of books recently! I really want to read casual vacancy :)

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  2. I've read two of these and enjoyed them so good choices :D The Casual Vacancy was very good - galaxies away from Harry Potter in terms of content and language but I was hooked from the beginning and felt strange when I finished it. The Girl You Left Behind was very good too, but didn't have me sobbing like Me Before You - that was traumatic! xx

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  3. you've picked some good ones! i enjoyed the casual vacancy, it reminded me oddly of charles dickens. x

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  4. These all sound good, I have just finished The Rosie Project which I really liked :)

    Maria xxx

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  5. Hope you have a great holiday and enjoy your reads!

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  6. I hope you enjoy your summer reading! I haven't read any of these so I can't tell you if they are good picks but I hope you enjoy them :)

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  7. Sharp Objects is also on my TBR list, since I read Gone Girl I wanted to read all of her books :)

    xx

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  8. I've not brought any books recently, The Gillian Flyn book is on my amazon wishlist :)
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  9. Thank you for the suggestions! I have been needing to download some more books into my kindle! xx

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  10. Would love to know how you got on with The Casual Vacancy!

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