I’ve just got back from a lovely relaxing 10 day break in Menorca where I spent lots of time reading by the pool. This got me thinking about great books I’ve read on previous travels, so here’s my list of the best books I first read while on holiday.
List Number Five: The ten best books I first read on holiday (in chronological order)
- The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman. Read on a week in Loch Rannoch in Scotland in 2001.
- The Cider House Rules by John Irving. Read in California while on a year travelling around the world in 2002. Possibly my favourite book of all time.
- True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. Read in Perth, Australia while travelling around the world in 2003. Another candidate for my favourite ever book!
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Read on a long weekend in Bodelwyddan, North Wales in 2004.
- Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo. Read on a family week away in Lincoln in 2008.
- Guernica by Dave Boling. Read in New Zealand in 2009.
- The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. Read on the same trip around New Zealand in 2009.
- The Brutal Art by Jesse Kellerman. Read on a very hot trip to Avignon in France in 2010.
- Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. Read on a road trip around Colorado in 2011.
- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Read last week in Menorca!
Do you save books to read on holiday, or pick particular genres to read while you’re away?