Holiday Reads – Summer 2014



As I keep getting asked on Twitter for suggestions to throw in your suitcase for holidays this Summer I thought I’d knock something together all in one place. I’m going to suggest some books I’ve already read this year that I think you should try and then give you a list of things I fully intend to have read myself by the end of Summer 2014.

Of course, everyone’s definition of a holiday read is different so there’s a fairly wide selection…


Part One – Stuff I’ve Read (click the titles for full reviews)

For a quirky, easy to read love story – Daniel Glattauer – Love Virtually


For belly laughs – David Sedaris – Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls

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For a brilliant psychological modern day read – Liz Nugent – Unravelling Oliver


For a Victorian gothic rollercoaster ride – Lauren Owen – The Quick


For one of the finest SF books of the year – M.R. Carey – The Girl With All The Gifts



Part Two – The Stuff I’ll Have Read By Summer’s End

No reviews, of course, just things on my “to be read” shelf that will be in my suitcase…

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What are you bringing with you this year? Drop me a comment or tweet @rickoshea

One thought on “Holiday Reads – Summer 2014

  1. Lets see… currently reading ‘Skippy Dies’. Next few in the queue in no particular order:
    – ‘Love Nina’ (bought because Nick Hornby did a cover blurb and I love Nick Hornby.)
    – ‘A Clash Of Kings’ (started the ‘Game Of Thrones’ books and I’m now hooked.)
    – ‘Attempting Normal’ by Marc Maron (I love Marc Maron’s podcasts, so this was a surprise find in Hodges Figgis last weekend.)
    – ‘The Fourth Protocol’ (I love a good Cold War thriller, and this is one of the best.)

    Dammit, I’m sure there are more stacked next to the bed…

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