Hello Holidays.

I’m off on a road trip friends and the most important decision was: what do I bring to read? Decisions were made. Books were selected. But what made the cut? A mix of fun, easy reads and a few short but serious novels to sink my teeth into, that’s what. Look below for details.

Practical Magic & The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman for a bit of light magical realism that I have heard is consuming and a crowd favourite.

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler because if anything sounds like a bit of holiday fun, it’s a book about Jane Austen fans.

Animal Farm by George Orwell for a bit of a walk down memory lane with an old school text. I do enjoy revisiting these old texts and it’s short and (not so) sweet for an evenings diversion.

L.A. Woman by Eve Babitz because I fell in love with her writing in Sex and Rage and this seems like the perfect time to delve into her world for the second time.

The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley because 2018 has been the year of retellings and I have only heard fantastic things so far about this take on Beowulf.

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes for another heavier lit read that is short and definitely readable in an evening. Recommended by a bookseller I’m looking forward to getting into this one.

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro because if I’m being honest I wasn’t a huge fan of Never Let Me Go and wanted to give the Nobel Prize winner a second shot.

Human Acts by Han Kang because The Vegetarian and The White Book blew me away and I can’t wait to fall into her words again.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty because who wouldn’t want to take this killer author’s most recent release? Consuming and hilarious, so I have heard, which makes the perfect holiday read in my books.

What do you think if my list? What do you look for in a holiday read? Let me know what grabs your attention and what you would recommend adding to the list.

3 thoughts on “Hello Holidays.

  1. Great reads. As a fellow Belletrist lover I also read and very much enjoyed Sex and Rage. I’ve been meaning to pick up another Babitz book ever since but haven’t gotten around to it, so I’m looking forward to your thoughts on LA Woman.

    Ugh, I have a difficult relationship with Kazuro Ishiguro. He was a lecturer at my university so everyone in the creative writing department was OBSESSED with him, but his work has always left me cold. I actually haven’t read The Remains of the Day, but I read The Buried Giant a little while ago (awful!) and after that I vowed no more! haha.

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