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Holiday Book Reads

Holiday Book Reads

Supporting Independent Shops

Don’t wait until you are at the airport to buy your holiday read!

Choose to buy a book below and you will be asked to select a local independent bookshop from a map. If you do, they will receive 30% of the cover price on ALL of your orders for a year.

If you don’t make a choice, then 10% of the cover price of your order will contribute to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among participating independent bookshops each month.

Recommendations

Who better to recommend the best holiday book reads in 2024 than a travel blogger or someone in the holiday business, such as a travel agent, a tour operator or even an airline employee? Over the last few months, I have been on the lookout for book recommendations from across the travel industry. I have picked up online suggestions and invited my friends, colleagues and business partners to send me their best holiday reads, so here we are! In some cases there is also a link to their website or their social media page so if you need a Summer 2024 holiday, as well as a book, then why not get in touch with them?

Don't Shake The Mango Tree

Travel agent Kay Halton who is based in Scarborough and from Travel Counsellors recently took a holiday to Kalkan on the Turkish Mediterranean coast. While there, she read “Don’t Shake the Mango Tree” by Graeme Forbes Smith.

Kay said “its a fabulous book, I couldn’t put it down” and “I thoroughly enjoyed this fascinating Tanzanian real life adventure. Hopefully there will be a Part 2??”.

Kay Halton, Travel Counsellors

The Four Winds

On a recent holiday to the Grecotel Kos Imperial Luxury Beach Resort in Kos, Greece, Caroline from the travel agency Travel Finesse Ltd in Bedworth, Warwickshire read “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah. Caroline said… “If you haven’t read this yet… I’d highly recommend it! Powerful and deeply moving… I couldn’t put it down!”

The Four Winds

Confessions of A Forty Something F**k Up

By Alexander Potter
A good book to read on holiday in 2023 for any woman who wonders how the hell she got here, and why life isn’t quite how she imagined it was going to be. Someone who is desperately trying to figure it all out when everyone around them is making gluten-free brownies.

Yellowface

By Rebecca F Kuang
The No. 1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller from literary sensation R.F. Kuang.

The List

By Yomi Adegoki
Podcaster Michael and journalist Ola are a young couple about to get married. However their life is about to change by allegations of abuse made against Michael online in “The List”.

Really Good Actually

By Monica Heisey
Podcaster Michael and journalist Ola are a young couple about to get married. However their life is about to change by allegations of abuse made against Michael online in “The List”.

The Happy Couple

By Naoise Dolan
As the wedding approaches and the lives of the Bride and Groom, Bridesmaid, Best Man and a Guest intersect, each character will find themselves looking for a path to their happily ever after - but does it lie at the end of an aisle?

Where The Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens
Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.

Malibu Rising

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Its August,1983, and the day of Nina Riva's annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. What could possibly go wrong? This Sunday Times bestseller is a fun beach read about one unforgettable party.

Lessons In Chemistry

By Bonnie Garmus
Set in 1960s California, Lessons in Chemistry follows the story of Elizabeth Zott, a scientist who reluctantly becomes the star of a popular cooking show. This is a holiday read you won't want to put down.

The Beach Party

By Nikki Smith
Six friends on the holiday of their dreams. One night that changed it all . . .In 1989 the tunes are loud and the clothes are louder when a group of friends arrives in Mallorca for a post-graduation holiday of decadence and debauchery at a luxury villa. A beach party marks the pinnacle of their fun, until it isn't fun any longer. Because amidst the wild partying - sand flying from dancing feet and revellers leaping from yachts - an accident happens. Suddenly, the night of a lifetime becomes a living nightmare.

Happy Place

By Emily Henry
This fabulous Holiday Book Read, Happy Place revolves around the awkwardness of faking it after a break-up. Harriet and Wyn were the perfect couple – until they decided to stop being a couple.

An Almost Perfect Holiday

By Lucy Diamond
This fabulous Holiday Book Read, Happy Place revolves around the awkwardness of faking it after a break-up. Harriet and Wyn were the perfect couple – until they decided to stop being a couple.

Holiday Read

By Taylor Cole
The ultimate escapist rom com for book and beach lovers! Perfect for fans of Emily Henry and Josie Silver. When romance-fanatic Candice meets writer Alexis, she thinks her happy ending is finally on its way. He walks into her struggling Cornish surf school, and they hit it off straight away. Until she discovers that Alexis has been using their courtship as inspiration for the romantic novel he's struggling to write.

P.S. Come To Italy

By Nicky Pellegrino
Belle's holiday of a lifetime was never about falling in love - but under the sun-kissed olive trees, anything can happen...