Regardless of what type of lifestyle you lead, there is nothing like sitting on a beach for a few weeks with a good book. However, one of the common holiday mistakes is to bring a book that is not as nearly as enticing, engaging or enjoyable as you initially thought.
Luckily, you don’t have to make that mistake again. Here are five of the top reads for this summer:
An African Love Story by Daphne Sheldrick
This book has been highly rated by The Telegraph and is a collection of memoirs about bringing up African Elephants. The book takes you on an African journey, beginning with a young girl’s adventure through to married life and raising children of her own.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegerr
A critically acclaimed fiction novel that has stood the test of time, the Time Traveler’s Wife is a great love story of a married couple, one of which is a time traveller. If you loved the book then you can return from holiday to watch the film.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
A young sailor is left unjustifiably imprisoned before he disguises himself as a mysterious count and exacts revenge. A classic tale of heroism and thrilling villainy, you will struggle to put this down when you head away.
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
This is an epic discovery of one boy’s Indian adventure, bursting with colourful details and descriptions of the busy city of Mumbai and Northern India.
Down and Out in Paris and London, George Orwell
The first feature length novel from the renowned author is a memoir in two separate parts. Living in poor conditions in Paris as a casual worker in restaurant kitchens, before moving back to London as a tramp, the book is a wonderful insight into Parisian and London life in the early 1900s.
Wherever your book and your holiday takes you, you may wish to consider obtaining travel insurance.Back to top