And, relax! I’ve just returned from a fantastic, relaxing holiday in the beautiful Greece. Travelling with my wonderful friend Kara, we spent a few days in Athens and then went on to the picturesque Santorini. In between all our many adventures – visiting the spectacular acropolis, wine tasting and watching the sunsets – we also got in plenty of reading time. Armed with my trusty Kindle, it was my mission to make a dent in my Netgalley to read list and I ended up with some fantastic summer reads. Here’s a quick round-up!
Those People, by Louise Candlish: This book has been on my list for a while, but I saved it to devour on holiday! For me nothing beats an addictive suspense novel when you have the time to immerse yourself in reading completely. This book definitely didn’t disappoint, as it kept me turning the pages, following its twists and turns until the end!
Ask Again, Yes, by Mary Beth Keane: Another extremely readable novel about two families joined by circumstance, love and tragedy. This was the perfect holiday read, as its characters and plot are so strong. I really connected with it – think it has to be the best book I read while I was away.
The Other Half of Augusta Hope, by Joanna Glen: There is just such a warm glow at the centre of this novel – Augusta is such a pure and kind soul and a wonderful protagonist. There are plenty of scenes set abroad, including a family holiday to Spain. So it felt like an appropriate summer read – although there were most definitely also a few tears by the pool…
The Disappeared, by Amy Lord: This is a book that I began on holiday, but I’ve not finished yet. I’m now struggling to put down in between all those post-holiday jobs and returning to work (boo!). A dystopian novel that feels just that little bit too close for comfort at the moment…this has completely drawn me in and I can’t look away.
Highly recommend all these books, as well as a trip to Athens and/or Santorini!
Where have you all been this summer?