Books I’ve taken on holiday with me

Books I've taken on holiday with me

Hello from France! 🇫🇷  I’m away on holiday for two weeks, basking in the sun around the swimming pool, spending time with my family and hopefully getting a beautiful tan.

Two weeks is a long ol’ time to be away from home (and my bookshelf) which means I’ve had to pack a mega amount of books. Luckily, we decided to do a road trip down to France, instead of flying, which means no weight limit for my cases! Woo!

So, these are all the books I’ve packed for the holiday… I’m not expecting to read them all, since I’m reading about a book a week at the moment, but it would be nice if I could get them all finished!

Physical books

Image result for The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey

The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey

What I’ve heard about this book so far has only been good things, so I’m really looking forward to reading it! I loved The Girl With All the Gifts by the same author, so at least I know I like his writing. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while now too.


Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker

I’ve heard such amazing things about this book (Annie @ The Misstery) comes to mind straight away so I thought this one would be a safe bet mystery to bring away with me. Plus, it’s pretty skinny so hopefully it will be a quick read!


Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien

Now yes, this one is a Young Adult novel, but I read it back when I was in school (and a young adult) and I remember it being quite dark and harsh. The fact that it’s post-apocalyptic makes me eager to reread it too. The font in my copy is large yet there is only 250 pages so I think this one will be a speedy read too!

Image result for Sweet Pea by C. J. Skuse

Sweet Pea by C. J. Skuse

Another safe bet book! Both Janel @ Keeper of Pages & my dad have highly recommended this novel to me, so I’m finally going to get around and read it!! I feel like a dark comedy thriller is the perfect type of novel to take on holiday!


The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

I know this book is one of those total hits or misses, but I let Instagram decide which historical fiction to take with me, and it’s spoken! This is it! I really love the cover for this but I can’t actually remember what the book is about… I’m going to avoid reading the synopsis too, so I can go into it blind.


Them by Jon Ronson

The recent review by What’s Nonfiction has pushed me to pick this one up. I love Ronson’s writing and this book sounds very interesting! I thought it would be a good idea to pick up a non-fiction so I have a good variety of genres with me!

Kindle books

I’m obviously taking my tablet and phone with me, so I will have the Kindle app to hand if I either finish all of the books above (unlikely) or get bored with any of them and want something else to read. I’m not going to give myself a set Kindle TBR, but these are some of the books I have on it currently…


Have you ever read any of these books? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

I’m hoping I’ll be able to review some of these while I’m away as I’ve bought myself a portable keyboard for my tablet… we’ll see!

Note: I am on holiday for 2 weeks! I have access to WiFi but I probably won’t be checking my blog or social media too often, so please excuse my late responses to your comments!

23 Replies to “Books I’ve taken on holiday with me”

  1. I’m so happy I could push you to read Them! It’s such a great read, and a good one for vacation because his writing style is just so readable. He’s quickly become one of my favorite authors. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it, and enjoy your vacation time in lovely France! I’m so envious!!!

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  2. Have a wonderful holiday, I’m insanely jealous as you relax poolside while I’m working on a inpatient psychiatric ward, lol. And I hope you enjoy Sweetpea, I’m hoping to read the sequel this month 🙂

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  3. Enter your holiday, Zuky, and I hope that you get to relax, work on your tan, and read a lot. That’s a perfect vacation! I was in France last week, and it was unusually warm! I hope it’s cooler for you.

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