As the summer holiday season approaches many people use the opportunity of a break in the sun to catch up on their reading and are always on the lookout for some recommendations. As I’m such a bookworm I thought I’d recommend some of my favourite reads from the past year that are just perfect for that sunny break. Enjoy!
Book Review: A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison. This is a clear, beautiful and painful story around the issue of modern day slavery and human trafficking. Spanning India, Paris and America this is a gripping but ultimately heartwarming story – get your tissues ready. Buy the book here.
Book Review: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. This is a wonderful and humorous romantic comedy, but the difference is it tackles everything from ageism, racism, classism, religion, capitalism, bereavement, traditio, gossip, relationships and stereotypes – yes it really does! Buy the book here.
Book Review: One Day by David Nicholls. Reading One Day, is like watching a 30 something tv drama, and I mean that in a positive way. Nicholls style of writing and the witty humour of the characters draws you straight in and you find yourself eagerly almost gobbling up every second of their intertwined lives. Buy the book here.
Book Review: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell. I have a real interest in all things Japanese and the detail and history in this book is fabulous, mixed with a dash of intrigue and folklore set in the late 1700s, Thousand Autumns is a one of a kind epic. Buy the book here.
Book Review: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Wolf Hall focuses around the time and times of Thomas Cromwell and how he rises from a lowborn childhood to becoming Henry VIII’s most influential (and powerful!) courtiers. Sex, power, intrigue…all the components of a great holiday read! Buy the book here.