I feel like holidays are the time when I truly allow myself the decadence to read fiction. Does that sound weird?
I mean, I pretty much write for a living. Surely I should be reading ALL the time.
But we forget, I like to punish myself. Not allow myself nice things. I must, in the words of Rihanna, work work work…
I love reading. I mean… who doesn’t love a good story. One of my ultimate treats to myself is to snuggle down with a good book and read it front to back.
Raj can’t believe how quickly I can get through a book, but I so easily get addicted to characters and storyline. I just totally absorb myself into the world I am reading about. I have quite the imagination for these things!
As we’re now heading into holiday/vacation time I thought it might be nice to look back at some of my favourite books I have read on my hollibobs.
Because it’s always nice to be nosey and see what everyone else is into!
Books To Read On Holiday
Norwegian Wood – Beautifully written, vivid and enchanting. A Japanese coming-of-age novel by Haruki Murakami
Life of Pi – Now a major film, but the book offers so much more in terms of philosophical thought and tension.
The Cuckoo’s Calling – J.K. Rowlings crime novel written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. I loved this for all the descriptions of London and great characters. Super easy and fun read.
Memoirs of a Geisha – All my favourite books seem to get turned into films. I must be a populist! Again, I love the deep descriptions of Japan and the lifestyle of the geisha’s. Oh, and gotta love a good love story.
Sophie’s World – I started reading this when I was 14 years old which was pretty intense for me back then. I’d read a few pages and my mind was blown by philosophical thought. If you’ve ever wanted a crash course in the history of philosophy, this novel is a great way to digest 3000 years of it.