5 Books to Read on Holiday

5 Books You Can REad In a Week

Let’s face it, in our busy lives reading has become a luxury. Yet, there’s nothing more satisfying that sinking into a sun lounger with THAT book you just can’t put down…

We’ve trawled our kindles and book shelves and found our favourite books that you can start on holiday… and finish on holiday! Whether you’re looking for something to share with the girls or a read to broaden your mind, we’ve 5 books written by wonderful female writers to read on holiday:


What Would the Spice Girls Do? – Lauren Bravo


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I tell you want I want, what I really, really want… a book on the brilliant impact everyone’s favourite five-piece girl band have had, of course! Just in time for the Spice Girls reunion tour, What Would the Spice Girls Do? – How the Girl Power Generation Grew Up is a non-fiction book by Writer Lauren Bravo who takes a nostalgic look on the culture that has helped shape the women of today. A witty and funny celebration of feminism, pop culture and of course girl power. What Would the Spice Girls Do? Shows how the band’s particular form of women’s liberation still stands up today.


Everything I Know About Love – Dolly Alderton


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The debut book from writer and podcaster extraordinaire Dolly Alderton, Everything I Know About Love is a non–fiction, Sunday Times bestseller about Alderton’s journey navigating love and life up to the present day. A true love letter to female friendship, the book follows the author from her outer London suburban beginnings to her days as a dating columnist and everything in-between. Frank, funny and completely heart-warming, Everything I Know About Love ponders what we are taught to want in relationships, what we actually want out of relationship and why sometimes our greatest loves are actually right in front of us.


Something in the Water – Catherine Steadman


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With the film’s rights having already been optioned up by Reese Witherspoon (an actress who knows a good book when she reads it – Wild and Little White Lies anyone?) Something in the Water is the debut novel from actress Catherine Steadman who you might recognise as Mabel Lane Fox from Downton Abby. The thriller based around newlyweds Erin and Mark who uncover something rather sinister while on their honeymoon in Bora Bora is a complete and utter page turner, building suspense and unmasking nasty secrets at every turn. Narrated by the young wife Erin, whose dry and amusing wit carries the story along, Something in the Water is a gripping poolside read.


The Cows – Dawn O’Porter


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You might recognise author Down O’Porter from her TV documentaries or red-carpet appearances with her actor husband, (and Bridesmaids alumni) Chris O’dowd, but I bet you didn’t know she is a bestselling author too? O’Porter’s second novel, and first foray into adult fiction, The Cows tells the story of three women with three very different approaches to life and womanhood, having been thrown together after becoming part of a sensational news story. An undeniable can’t-put-down-book, O’Porter’s fiercely hilarious read has an underlying message that most modern women can relate too – Cows don’t need to follow the herd.


Normal People – Sally Rooney


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Racking up an impressive stack of awards including the Costa Book Award and Waterstones Book of the Year, Sally Rooney’s second novel Normal People follows the lives of Marianne and Connell from their very different upbringings in rural Ireland to life after university at Trinity in Dublin. Interweaving throughout the couple’s relationship with each other, their family and society, Normal People in a touching tale of love, life and the undeniable magnetism that brings the two protagonists back to one another over and over again.

Now you’ve got the book sorted – it’s time to get packing! Suitcases at the ready for our holiday collection


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