What better way to relax on holiday than with a good book? You could be laying on a sandy beach soaking up the rays, relaxed in your bed after a busy day exploring or counting down the hours to reach your destination, whatever scenario a book can be your best travel companion and help you relax and lose yourself. Here are 5 books to take on your travels during 2017, in a list compiled by myself and a f….
How not to travel the world: Adventures of a disaster-prone backpacker by Lauren Juliff
Now if you’re a worrier this might not be the book to read while you’re travelling yourself but take a read of Lauren’s adventures when her travel plans didn’t go quite to plan. She left with no life experience, zero commence, anxiety and a broken heart, hoping travel would heal her, but sadly her travels were full of bad luck and experiences until she stumbles across a handsome New Zealander.
The world shed a tear after 2016’s movie Me Before You which told the tale of Louisa Clark and Will Traynor. Being left wheelchair bound after an accident Will wants to end it all but Louisa is brought in to change his mind but instead the pair end up falling in love. Me after you tells the rest of the story and showcases what happens next and how people cope with moving on.
2016 saw the rise of biographies by strong, confident women and 2017 will be no different. Scrappy Little Nobody is a collection of witty, humorous autobiographical essays by Academy Award-nominated actress Anna who’s starred in films such as Pitch Perfect, Up In The Air, Into The Woods and Twilight. At just thirteen she resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out”. The book is witty and will have you nodding and chuckling along.
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
After being turned into a blockbuster movie last year now’s the time to give the novel a read. Chances are if you’ve seen the movie you’ll have an idea of the plot but that doesn’t make this book any less gripping. Every day Rachel takes the same train with the same surroundings until one day she sees something shocking which changes everything. She can’t keep it to herself so she goes to the police but is she really reliable when she’s entangled in the investigation?
If you’re looking for something easy to read then look no further than the perfect holiday read. In a bang up to date look at dating, Rosy is happy being single but part of her wants a boyfriend which is when she finds herself on Tinder which has transformed the online dating world. She learns the unspoken rules of the app and the dates themselves in an amazingly honest and funny way. The book shows everyone that despite everything you go through love is out there.