Holiday Reading 2016

It has come to that time of year once more; the time to pick out my must-read’s for my summer holiday.

Ah, holidays – fun, food and fiction!

Holiday #2

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I love holidays; you can sit and read for hours in the garden sitting on a comfortable chair, on the beach with your toes in the sand, snuggled under a blanket in the cool evenings and in a coffee shop wedged into the most-comfortable corner of a sofa.

Although I will be taking my Kindle (and its 500+ books) I want to have a few specific books to aim to read; some of these will most definitely be in the unutterably delightful physical book format. Unfortunately as physical books are hellish on space and weight, I will have to whittle my ‘want to take’ pile into a ‘definitely take on pain of death and/or boredom’ pile.

But first, where the heck have I been for the past 11 months and why haven’t I been reading? Well, I have…kinda. I’ve been reading fan fiction and loving it. Sadly however, phone signals being what they are where I’m headed it’s far easier to take a proper book.

So, what books are definite and which am I considering?


Lailah & Gabriel (Styclar Saga #1 & #2) by Nikki Kelly

Styclar #1

These two are definites. Nikki Kelly is a talented author and these two books are pretty brilliant in my humble opinion. How can I not take the opportunity to re-read these favourites?


Alice in Zombieland vs Splintered
Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter / Splintered (Splintered #1) by A G Howard

Alice #1

I would really love to read a book with a take on Alice in Wonderland this holiday and these are the two currently on my book shelves. Both are the first in their series and from what I’ve read about them with beautiful writing to match the gorgeous eye-catching covers.


Red Queen vs A Discovery of Witches
Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard / A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness

Red Witches #1

Red Queen is one of the few books I have gone out and bought brand new, compared to buying from the charity shop or jumble sale as I normally would; heavens knows why I haven’t read it yet as I was so excited to! A Discovery of Witches would be a re-read but it is one of my favourite books.

Looking for Alaska vs Throne of Glass
Looking for Alaska by John Green / Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J Maas

Looking Glass #1

These books are both ones that I’ve seen a lot of fantastic reviews for but have never read for myself; Throne of Glass especially – such a popular series!


And therein, dear readers, lies my dilemma. Let me know which books I should be taking on holiday this summer or if you think I’ve missed any must-read books!



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