Top Ten Summer Holiday Reads

Lazing by the pool with a great book in one hand and an ice cold drink in the other in the hot sun is my idea of heaven. If like me, you’re jet setting on your summer holiday soon and looking for a great holiday read, take a look at my top ten picks below. All can be bought through Give as you Live, so when your soaking up the sun reading a page turner, you can relax in the thought that you would of given to charity in the process.

Self Help – How to be a Woman – Caitlin Moran1913 – Suffragette throws herself under the King’s horse. 1969 – Feminists storm Miss World. Now – Caitlin Moran rewrites “The Female Eunuch” from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller.
£6.29Up to 3% goes to your charity
Heart-Warming – When God was a Rabbit – Sarah Winman A story about childhood and growing up, loss of innocence, eccentricity, familial ties and friendships, love and life. Stripped down to its bare bones, it’s about the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.
£8.22Up to 4% goes to your charity
Chick Flick – Mini Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true – a shopping friend for life! But it’s trickier than she thought – two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.
£5.59Up to 2% goes to your charity
Murder Mystery – Broken – Karin Slaughter When the body of a young woman is discovered deep beneath the icy waters of Lake Grant, a note left under a rock by the shore points to suicide. But within minutes, it becomes clear that this is no suicide. It’s a brutal, cold-blooded murder.
Foyles Bookshop
£4.54Up to 3.5% goes to your charity
Classical – The Novel in the Viola – Natasha Solomons In the spring of 1938 Elise Landau arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay. A bright young thing from Vienna forced to become a parlour-maid, she knows nothing about England, except that she won’t like it. As servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn, Elise wears her mother’s pearls beneath her uniform, and causes outrage by dancing with a boy called Kit.
£5.15Up to 3% goes to your charity
Action – The Shadow Project – Scott Mariani
Ex-SAS soldier Ben Hope is enjoying life at Le Val, the facility in Northern France where he trains others in the dangerous art of hostage rescue, until a chance incident forces him to take on the role of bodyguard to the Swiss billionaire Maximilian Steiner.
£4.39Up to 3% goes to your charity
Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Humour – The Book with No Name – Anonymous Detective Miles Jensen is called to the lawless town of Santa Mondega to investigate a spate of murders. This would all be quite ordinary in those rough streets, except that Jensen is the Chief Detective of Supernatural Investigations.
Blackwell Books
£6.39Up to 3.5% goes to your charity
Comedy – Skippy Dies – Paul Murray Skippy and Ruprecht are having a doughnut-eating race one evening when Skippy turns purple and falls off his chair’. And so begins this epic, tragic, comic, brilliant novel set in and around Dublin’s Seabrook College for Boys.
£6.29Up to 2% goes to your charity
Romance – To the Moon and Back – Jill Mansell The gorgeously indulgent, funny and touching new novel from the bestselling author, which reached No. 2 in the hardback bestseller charts. When Ellie Kendall tragically loses her husband she feels her life is over. But eventually she’s ready for a new start – at work, that is. She doesn’t need a new man when she has a certain secret visitor to keep her company…
£5.43Up to 2.5% goes to your charity
Best Seller – A Tiny Bit Marvellous – Dawn French A Tiny Bit Marvellous” is the story of a modern family all living in their own separate bubbles lurching towards meltdown. It is for anyone who has ever shared a home with that weird group of strangers we call relations. Oh and there’s a dog called Poo.
Foyles Bookshop
£4.79Up to 3% goes to your charity

All rates are correct as of publish

  1. avatar

    Jess, Everyclick

    19 July, 2011 at 17:34

    I know what you mean, mine always end up soaked in pool water and I end up taking half a book home. I’ll put the feelers out and see if I can find us a solution and post it here if I find one.

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    Valentines Day Flowers

    19 July, 2011 at 11:23

    Sophie Kinsella is one of my favourite authors so i will have to take a look at her latest. The main problem I have when reading on holiday is that the glue melts and all the pages fall out of the book. I just about manage to finish reading it but then it has to go straight in the bin 🙁 anyone got any suggestions on how to stop it?!

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