If you love a good read on holiday then choosing the right books for your short break or holiday can be a pleasure but also a challenge. At least with the advent of e-readers like the Kindle there is less restriction on how many books you actually physically take with you but that doesn’t mean it’s any easier to choose what to read.
We all have our favourite authors but over time I do forget which books of a series I have read. As a result I am often look out for the latest books by my preferred authors and desperately try to avoid, not always successfully, those old books dressed up as new by crafty publishers. Although this year I fell victim to buying a book for my Kindle just to find it was a pre-order which would be delivered after my holiday was over!
Anyway, my 2012 holiday reading list looks a bit like this….
- Racing through the Dark, David Millar. A fascinating and absorbing read where David Millar takes you through the highs and lows of his professional cycling career. Not for the feint hearted as it takes you honestly through the sad dope cheating years but in a year when Bradley won the Tour and Britain dominated the Olympic Velodrome it’s a reminder of how the sport has such a difficult past to overcome.
- Deep Down, a Jack Reacher Short Story, Lee Child. You can never go wrong with a bit of Jack Reacher but as I have read the whole series to date the only left was this short story before the next novel is out later this year. Short story it may be, but it contains all the twists, turns and action you would expect from him.
- The Litigators, John Grisham. It has been a while since I have picked up a Grisham book, mainly because recent books had moved so far away from the gripping court room stories that I really enjoyed. The Litigators takes us back to familiar territory with courtroom drama, David vs Goliath type scenario… in short a quick, fun read.
- You’re Next, Greg Hurwitz. Not a writer I was familiar with previously, and it’s selection was based upon an Amazon Kindle suggestion. So a first for me, but certainly not the last. A thriller right to the end, this was a real page turner and
- Private Screening, Richard North Patterson. I am a big fan of the political novels by North Patterson having read all of his books to date. This one doesn’t disappoint although I did find it hard going at times.
- Fifty Shades of Grey, E L James. Sometimes you just have to find out what all the fuss is about and at least reading it on a Kindle no one can tell what you are reading! Downloaded mainly as a joke, you have to say that it’s a page turner but best as bed time reading rather than by the pool.
- The Ambler Warning, Robert Ludlum. An older book that found its way on to my Kindle. You can never go wrong with Ludlum though, tight plots, action all the way, perfect for beside the pool.
So that was my reading list, but what was on yours? Any recommendations on what I should read next?
Author: Holiday Junkie