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 Gangby 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?