Question of the week: what should I read on my holiday?

There won’t be a question of the week for the next couple of weeks since I’ll be on holiday. So in my usual opportunistic way, I’m going to ask my traditional, pre-holiday Question of the Week:

Are there any books you’d recommend for holiday reading, preferably available on the Kindle?

As always, leave a comment with your answer or a link to your answer on your own blog




  • Dominik Diamond’s autobiography. Even if you hate football, it’s an interesting exploration of how he completely self-destructed in the 90s.

  • SK

    I was wondering what to take to Florence, and then realised that I had on my shelf the Dorothy L. Sayers translation of the Divine Comedy. What else?
    (Actually I should have taken it to Ravenna a couple of years ago, but c’est la vie).
    If you haven’t read it you might like the many classical stories and characters.
    Purgatory is the best bit.

  • Chloe

    Non-Fiction wise I’ve just read and enjoyed The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson and Stasiland by Anna Funder.
    Fiction wise anything by John Steinbeck or Hans Fallada and Naive Super by Erland Loe.
    Have fun.

  • templarj

    At the momnt I am mainly recommending An Instance of the Fingerpost by Ian Pears. There’s a lot of critical comparison to Umberto Eco, but Pears is less didactic and far more entertaining.

  • MSK417

    My recommendations:
    The entire series of The Dresden Files is a great read.
    Game of Thrones
    The Name of the Wind

  • Mark Carroll

    This is probably too late (just got back from my vacation yesterday!) but I really loved John Irving’s “A Prayer for Owen Meany”.

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