The Best Holiday Reads This Summer 2017

Whether you’re off on a long haul flight and a two-week holiday or a train journey across the country for a weekend getaway, packing the right book takes a lot of consideration. To make it easier for you, we’ve chosen the best books based on the duration of your journey…

For a longer stay…

1. Miss You by Kate Eberlen (480 pages)

Kate Eberlen’s debut novel Miss You tells the story of Tess and Gus across the space of sixteen years – they’re destined for each other; they just haven’t met each other yet. It’s the perfect love story for long summer days by the beach…

2. The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances (464 pages)

Settle down on a long haul flight with this gripping psychological thriller and time will fly by. The Girlfriend is the story of Cherry, her boyfriend and his mother. When tragedy strikes, an unforgivable lie is told and the fall-out will change their lives forever.

3. Connect by Julian Gough (400 pages)

Colt is a socially awkward teenager, neglected by parents with demanding and high-pressured jobs. He seeks refuge in a virtual reality gaming world, but when he meets a girl online and is suddenly seen as a threat to national security, things become complicated…

 

If you’re short on time but still want a book to get stuck into then these are the ideal reads:

4. The End We Start From by Megan Hunter (140 pages)

As London is submerged below floodwaters, a woman gives birth to her first child and they are forced to become refugees. The End We Start From is the gripping tale of new life, hope and love within a frighteningly realistic future.

5. The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville (224 pages)

China Miéville’s novella is the ideal read for the two-hour train journey from London to Paris. Set during WWII with surrealist paintings suddenly coming to life, it’s a gripping tale that combines true historical events and a fantastical imagination…

6. The Reminders by Val Emmich (224 pages)

Overcome with the loss of his boyfriend Sydney, Gavin has set fire to every reminder in their home. He flees to stay with his close friend and her daughter Joan, who has a rare ability to remember every single day of her life in perfect detail and hopes to reconnect Gavin with his memories of Sydney. The Reminders is the touching story of love and memory – from the man who can’t remember, to the girl who can’t forget.

Looking for a book based on your holiday destination? This way…