Having a winter holiday? 5 of the best holiday reads
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There might be plenty of activities to keep you entertained in the daytime on your winter break but what should you do with yourself in the evenings in those cooler climates, or if you have time to lounge by the pool?
Well, it might come as a shock but a good book should be your first choice. They are the perfect entertainment solution, they don’t cost too much, they don’t require charging and they offer you whole new worlds to become immersed in. So with that in mind, here’s our list of the top five best holiday reads for your winter getaway:
Stephen King – Full Dark, No Stars
This compilation of five short stories from world-renowned author Stephen King doesn’t disappoint; he continues to produce stories that keep you on the edge of your seat with beautifully crafted characters and plot twists. The five stories can be read in any order, so we suggest you get through Under the Weather first, as it could be considered the weaker story of the lot.
A Good Marriage, which is now being made into a feature length film, describes the story of a wife finding out that her husband is not all he appears to be and is our favourite. Perfect for reading in front of the fire on your holiday to Lapland or by the pool in your Portugal property, you’ll finish reading, lift your head and blink into the light, unsure what to do next.
Lighthearted Young Adult
Zoella – Girl Online
If you haven’t heard of Zoella then you probably haven’t been on the Internet lately. The 24-year-old lifestyle blogger has taken the social world by storm and recently published a book. Following the story of a well, young female lifestyle blogger, Girl Online is an encapsulation of the trials and tribulations for a young girl growing up, whilst she also deals with falling in love for the first time.
The book has actually broken the record for first week book sales, selling 78,109 copies and beating the likes of JK Rowling. If you’re looking for something sugary sweet and easy to read then Girl Online is the perfect romance novel to enjoy in your sun lounger.
Cecelia Ahern – The Year I Met You
Cecelia Ahern quickly found literary fame when Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler played the roles of Holly and Gerry in the film adaptation of her novel, PS I Love You. She has since gone on to sell 20 million books worldwide. Her latest book is not essentially a romance but more of a story that follows its lead character searching for purpose and finding her feet in life. It’s great if you’re looking for something in depth and emotional whilst relaxing in a log cabin in France, with a large glass of wine.
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