Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read On Vacation

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For the rules see her blog. The topic this week is: Books I Read On Vacation.

Ammonites and Leaping Fish: a Life in Time by Penelope Lively –

Looking back I remember buying three books in Gatwick airport bookshops before boarding planes to go on holiday:

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver – I bought this just before boarding a plane to go on holiday to Cyprus, so I read it on the plane and by the swimming pool.

Fortune’s Rocks by Anita Shreve – another book I read on holiday in Cyprus.

Happenstance by Carol Shields – I read this one in Tunisia. I began reading it in the departure lounge, then on the plane and round the hotel pool.

The next four in a holiday cottage near Painswick in the Cotswolds.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk

I read the next three in Caldbeck in the Lake District.

The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop

Entry Island by Peter May

Testament of a Witch by Douglas Watt

And I read the last one in an isolated converted barn on the North Yorks Moors.

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronvitch

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read On Vacation

  1. I like that theme, Margaret. I think we read different sorts of books when we’re away to the books we read at home. You’ve got some great choices here, too. I really enjoyed Entry Island, and Rivers of London was an interesting alternate-reality/fantasy sort of novel.

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