Add These Relaxing Reads to Your Bank Holiday Book List
No holiday is complete without a book companion for all those hours lounging on a deck chair. Here are our recommendations of which pages to get lost in this summer.
By Alex Garland
The best book to read when you’re on a beach is a book about a beach, right? Surely. The Beach is about a seemingly perfect paradise island that turns out to not be so perfect and paradisiacal – whodda thunk? Think Lord of The Flies, but with grown ups.
THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA
By Hanif Kureishi
A satirical comedy that looks at growing up mixed race set against a background of racial and social tensions in 1970s London. This book is has a wry sense of humour and is provocative throughout whilst exploring ideas of national identity as a British Asian.
By Gabriel Garcia Marquez
This beautiful chronicle of life and death explores so much more than just a rich family history. Marquez dives into the human condition considering love, war, revolution, poverty, youth, capitalism and corruption of government. If you want a book that will make you feel all the feels, this is the one for you.
by Graeme Simsion
If it’s a romantic comedy you’re after pick up The Rosie Project. This novel is a hilarious, feel-good read about a middle aged man overcoming social difficulties to find that love isn’t always as good as it looks on paper.
By Bill Bryson
After spending twenty years of his life in Britain, comic writer Bill Bryson finds himself back in America and ready to be reacquainted. This book is a warming page turner and like any Bill Bryson novel it’s hilar, too. A good choice if you want to grin to yourself every few pages.