Hello! I’m Nikki and Nikki and Things and if you’re looking for ideas on what to read on holiday, hopefully I can help! For me, holidays are all about lazing about by the pool with a book. I read anything and everything so I have a few options for you depending on the sort of thing you like to read.
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
It’s funny, it’s quirky and it’s something entirely different from your typical holiday books. You meet Allan Klarsson in a retirement home on his 100th birthday. Allan isn’t exactly the retirement home type so as the title would suggest, climbs out of the window. Allan finds himself involved with criminals, an elephant and a suitcase filled with cash. As the events unfold you find out about Allan’s extraordinary life where he met numerous American Presidents, a couple of Dictators and helps build the atomic bomb.
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
This book is beautiful and life affirming. Hazel is a cancer patient who’s parents force her to attend a support group. Here she meets Augustus who sweeps her off her feet. Throughout the book we fall in love with the couple only to become face to face with the harsh reality of life.
The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair - Joel Dicker
I love a good thriller. Marcus Goldman is struggling to write his second novel so in a hope to clear his head he visits his mentor and famous author, Harry Quebert. The body of Nola Kerrergan is then found in Harry’s garden and it’s soon clear that 30 years earlier, Harry had an affair with the 15 year old. The book is filled with so many twists and “oh my god” moments that until the end I really had no idea was behind the murder. Definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year.
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Follow Bilbo on this adventure to help the dwarfs reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the dragon, Smaug. With giant spiders, elves and of course, the ring, it’s one of those classic books that are well worth a read.
Do you have any recommendations?
A massive thank you to Alexandra for having me guest blog! Hope you’re having an amazing holiday!