In Monday’s post, I asked people to guess the number of books that I read on holiday. I have to say I was surprised at how accurate people’s guesses were. I had grossly overestimated the amount I would read on holiday and taken 7 books with me (including 2 chunksters!).
In the end I read the following books:
Brixton Beach, by Roma Tearne
I read this first as it is set partly in Sri Lanka and then finished it by the pool in Thailand. You can read my thoughts here.
Beside the Sea, by Veronique Olmi
After reading some glowing reviews of this novel I wanted to save it until I had some peace and quiet to really appreciate it. (now reviewed here!)
Faceless Killers, Henning Mankell
I always like to read a good thriller on holiday so I thought I would try the first Henning Mankell… (my thoughts are here.)
Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman, by Friedrich Christian Delius
I enjoyed this novella in one sitting on the plane from Bangkok to Columbo.
So there you have it. Four completed books, as well as the first 100 pages of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. Dot Scribbles, The Book Whisperer, Chasing Bawa and Savidge Reads guessed correctly! Reviews to follow over the next few days.
Have you read any of these books? What are your favourite holiday reads from this year?