Summer Holiday Reads
There’s nothing better than the thought of a summer break, long lazy days, lounging in the sun. With nothing to do but enjoy yourself. And what better way to help you to relax than with a pile of summer holiday reads beside you! This year we aren’t taking a summer break as it is a very busy time at Bowerland. But in recompense, I still treated myself to a pile of indulgent, longed for, can’t wait to read, books. 🙂
I read all types of books, from popular fiction including light ‘Aga Sagas’, to Chicklit and Contemporary, Memoir and Thrillers, and many more in between. I am also a fan of the self-help section and have numerous sorts in my book case. From management type guidance and advice, to creative and writing help and suggestions, right through to health and well being. These include diet, mindfulness, spiritual, and personal growth.
My Pile of Books to read:
In my pile at the moment are the following books. I would be interested to know if any of you have read any of them, and if so, what your thoughts are.
- The Salt Path by Raynor Winn – (Audible | Kindle)
- The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth – (Audible | Kindle)
- The House We Called Home by Jenny Oliver – (Audible | Kindle)
- Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker – (Audible, Kindle)
- Woman on The Edge of Time by Marge Piercy – (Audible | Kindle)
- Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey – (Audible, Kindle)
- Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn – (Audible | Kindle)
- Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman – (Audible | Kindle)
There are even more books that I haven’t read, but those are on the second pile and further down on the shelf, slightly out of sight at the moment. As you can see, I have plenty to be getting on with. And I do like to dip into several at once, I can’t resist the lure of a new book. In fact, whilst writing this, I took a quick look at my book list book (where I write down all the recommends and reviews I have seen) and found a couple more that I haven’t yet explored! So off to log onto Amazon again, to read the samples that they supply you with these days.
Buying books is my guilty pleasure, and especially now we live in the middle of Dartmoor. No book shops to be seen, the nearest one is in Tavistock, and when you need a quick fix, of course you turn to what is on offer online. I have a subscription to Audible as well, and of course I have Kindle books that I read on my iPad. Whew, now all I need to do is to just find the time.
What about you, where are you off this summer? Have you any plans? I would love to hear about them. And what books have you packed to take with you?
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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.