My holiday reading list is very different from Aimee’s, not least in how I gather it together. During the year I commute – so I can’t carry heavy books – and I am a loyal supporter of my local library’s paperback section. I squirrel away other books all year “to read on holiday” and dig them all out when it’s time to start packing. Consequently, my holiday reading is an eclectic mix of all the books that are too big/too heavy/involve too much concentration to read on the 8.16 to Charing Cross…

  1.  Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  2. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (excited about this one because Life After Life is one of the best books I’ve ever read and this is the sequel).
  3. The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory
  4. The Wonder Stuff Diaries 86 – 89 by Miles Hunt
  5. Telling Stories by Tim Burgess
  6. Autobiography by Morrissey
  7. The Lake House by Kate Morton
  8. The Girls by Lisa Jewell
  9. 1776 by David McCullough (my Hamilton obsession shows no sign of loosening its grip)
  10. This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell (also super-excited about this one)

Last year I read 11 books on holiday, which was BLISS. This year my children are a whole 13 months older, and we’re going for an extra day – which surely means I can manage more this time, right? So I’m going to need some recommendations. Please share your holiday reads here or @kerrybean73

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