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Any holiday books?

(50 Posts)
ethsgran Fri 15-Apr-11 09:15:19

Looking for quick and easy reads for by he pool. ANy suggestions? TIA

parmo Thu 05-May-11 14:27:17

Clive cussler books are a brilliant read keep on the edge of your seat try them !

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 05-May-11 14:35:58

What kind of stuff do you like to read? Chick lit, crime, sci-fi, etc?

JoanJett Thu 05-May-11 15:23:12

Just read the latest Joanna Trollope - 'Daughters-in-law' , hard to put down, only in hardback but got airport paper back, still a bit weighty though.

dorsetpennt Thu 05-May-11 16:24:12

Daughters-in law is a terrific read and Jodi Picoult's latest Sing you Home also a good read.

cmcpne Thu 05-May-11 17:57:47

If you like a thriller I would recommend Lee Child. He has written lots of a series with Jack Reacher as the hero and you don't have to read them in any order.
Then if you liked them you have a few holidays covered.

jangly Thu 05-May-11 18:42:16

Anything by Bernard Cromwell.

mrshat Thu 05-May-11 19:23:25

Kate Atkinson has written some good books as has Jo Nesbo and Mo Hyder. The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes is a lovely holiday read.

jangly Thu 05-May-11 19:25:08

I meant Cornwell - not Cromwell! grin

pianoplayer Thu 05-May-11 19:26:27

Just read The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Excellent!

yogagran Thu 05-May-11 21:02:38

Anything by JoJo Moyes, Diane Chamberlain, Maggie O'Farrell, Cath Staincliffe and of course - Lesley Pearse

greenfordgran Fri 06-May-11 11:54:10

Anything by Adriani Trigiani e.g. Big Stone Gap' great holiday reading.also Rosamund Pilcher if you like Family sagas and of course old favourite Joanna Trollope.
Happy reading !!

Mari Fri 06-May-11 12:25:47

Get a Kindle - then you can download most books and you only have the Kindle to pack. You can also download a 'sample' (usually first couple of chapters) for free and then you have an idea if the book is for you or not.

PS How do you get the smileys to appear on your post?

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 06-May-11 12:46:48

Mari - you have to type them like this:

[ grin ]

But leave out the spaces


Mari Fri 06-May-11 14:08:12


Hey! that worked - thank you BYWI

Divawithattitude Fri 06-May-11 15:23:16

Just read the lates book by Pat Conroy, South of Broad a really great read as are all his other books.

sdbax Fri 06-May-11 17:44:54

Have you read One Day - by David Nicholls? Enjoyed it a lot.

fevronya Fri 06-May-11 18:22:13

Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy. Loaned to me by another Gran and I couldn't put it down.

grandmabet Fri 06-May-11 20:33:50

I've just read Started Early, Took the Dog by Kate Atkinson featuring her detective Jackson Brodie. Excellent read about kidnapped children but not harrowing.

jayne1700 Sat 07-May-11 08:26:07

In the middle of reading one day by David Nicholls. brilliant. smile

fevronya Sat 07-May-11 09:11:03

Thnaks for the suggestions. I'm off to the Library this morning!

Georgette Sat 07-May-11 09:34:26

This is a first novel by Helen Simonson and became an international best seller. It is recommended by Alexander McCall and The Times. It was passed on to me by my daughter, as "more for my age" and it is called:

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.


Grandmacool Sat 07-May-11 09:49:01

I read ``Stand by me`` by Sheila O`Flanagan, an easy and nice book to read.

Hipgran Sat 07-May-11 15:12:22

Yes I agree. Lee Child is great. Writes in a gripping way. Liked the
"One Shot" especially, as it keeps you guessing

Hipgran Sat 07-May-11 15:25:32

I really liked The Beach House by James Paterson and Madame Serpent by Jean Plaidy.

I was recently given The Good Earth by Pearl Buck. It was fascinating. All about just how hard it was being a female if you were brought up in the country, and if you were allowed to survive - in the 1900s Women had no status whatsoever, other than for making male babies. Tho as the story progressed you felt sorry for the husband too, neither had been educated and it was just a fight for survival. Maybe not holiday reading :-)