When you want a break from the beach, nothing beats lazing around on a sunlounger with a good novel. Here is a list of the last books we read on holiday – surprisingly, nobody chose Dan Brown or Harry Potter!


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‘The Big Sleep’ by Raymond Chandler. The quintessential detective novel featuring a cool private eye and a cunning femme fatale. I read this when I was on holiday in the USA so it seemed to come to life!

Buy The Big Sleep: An Philip Marlowe Mystery from Amazon



‘Heavier Than Heaven: The Kurt Cobain Biography’ by Charles R. Cross. A deep, dark but insightful look into the highs and lows of the double life of Kurt Cobain – the inspiration for an entire generation.

Buy Heavier Than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain from Amazon



‘There Are No Children Here’ by Alex Kotlowitz. The childhood struggle of two boys growing up in Chicago’s most infamous housing projects.

Buy There are No Children Here from Amazon



‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn. A psychological thriller that switches between two alternating viewpoints and shows how marriage can literally be a real killer!

Buy Gone Girl from Amazon



‘To kill a mockingbird’ by Harper Lee. A courageous, compassionate and at times funny novel, despite dealing with issues of violence and racial inequality – it’s a brilliant book!

Buy To Kill A Mockingbird from Amazon


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