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What are you taking to read on holiday ?

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Wheelybug Wed 03-Aug-11 18:34:06

A take on the 'what are you reading' thread.

If you're not going away - what have you lined up to read if you get the chance over the summer

Me - a July birthday means a £25 amazon voucher to fill my not-very-much used Kindle (was bought for holidays to reduce baggage I think by DH).

I am planning to fill it with -

Born to Run - Christopher MCDougall
Restoration - Rose Tremain
Moth Smoke - Mohsin Hamid
A Tiny Bit Marvellous - Dawn French
Remarkable Creatures - Tracy Chevalier

Hmmm there was another one as well but can't remember what it was and can't find my list.

Slubberdegullion Wed 03-Aug-11 18:47:56

I have six weeks of camping starting on sunday and so far my kindle list is:

The Count of Monte Cristo - Dumas
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - le Carre
last book in the Millenium Trilogy - Larsson
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - David Mitchell
Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson

and whatever my book club come up with tonight.

also have The Great Gatsby and Moby Dick in reserve.

Colyngbourne Wed 03-Aug-11 19:17:14

Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett
The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
Passion - Lauren Kate
The Devil Walks - Anne Fine

amongst about 12 others.

Wheelybug Wed 03-Aug-11 22:16:46

Wow 6 weeks camping slubber - that sounds ambitious - somewhere warm and dry I hope ?

Funnily enough I've remembered the other book - The 70s camping one...

FlubbaBubba Wed 03-Aug-11 22:31:07

Ooh, I'm very excited about reading The Bridge (obama biography) and a complete unknown to me (but I enjoyed the first few pages when I was in the library last) The Bastard of Istanbul.

I'm being realistic only taking two as I'll either be asleep early most evenings (fresh air of the west coast of Scotland combined with three under the age of four), or playing cards with family late into the night over a wee dram or two smile

overthemill Sat 06-Aug-11 17:16:56

well I've just come back from 12 days away and I read:
araminta hall: everything and nothing (following recommendation here)
joanna harris: blueeyedboy
leif enger: peace like a river
justin cartwright: to heaven by water
all of which were fabulous (and unrepresentative of my normal reading).
I also took but didn't get round to:
alice munro: runaway
joyce carol oates: my sister, my love
ali smith: the accidental
all of which I took from my 'to be read' shelf!

ensure Sat 06-Aug-11 17:36:41

I love Moth Smoke. Very evocative.

I have lined up... The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw, Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo, and A Carpet Ride to Khiva by Christopher Aslan Alexander. All 99p in the Kindle summer sale and all had good reviews!

piebald Sat 06-Aug-11 20:07:12

Overthemill--i just read your list and peace like a river was a wonderful book, i forgot all about it but now remember really enjoying it

Ponders Sat 06-Aug-11 20:17:39

I had a raid on our YMCA shop before our holiday in Italy (now long gone sad) - got lots at 99p each, & only left a couple behind, because I enjoyed the rest so much!

of those, I recommend:

The Insider by Piers Morgan (lots of great gossipy stuff, esp in the light of recent events!)
The Other Family by Joanna Trollope
Highland Fling by Katie Fforde (mind you that one was borderline leave-behind)
Love Falls by Esther Freud

not from holiday, can also recommend

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
& The Wonder Spot
by Melissa Bank

Cathycat Sat 06-Aug-11 20:25:44

I'll just be taking one book (can only manage one in a week with children!) and I think it will be "One Day" by David Nicholls.

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