Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Summer Holiday | Pool Side Reads


Just a quick little post from me today! As you may already know, if you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, I am currently on holiday with my family in sunny Cyprus! I have been really looking forward to this trip away, I just needed some time away from work and to have a stress free relaxing week in the sun. Which brings me nicely to today's blog post. I love having a good ol' reading sesh and whilst I'll be working on my tan, lounging by the pool, I thought it fitting to write about this year's summer reads. 

I have a Kindle which I absolutely love taking away with me. It takes up less room than the average book yet has the ability for you to carry thousands. So, before coming away I popped on to Amazon to have a brouse of the Kindle book deals and decide what I wanted to read whilst I was away. The first book I bought was The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. I already new that I wanted to read this fictional detective novel whist I was away as it is a follow on from a book I read on holiday last year, The Cuckoo's Calling. I have high hopes for this book as I really enjoyed the first in the siries which focused around a down and out private investigator that is hired to solve a suiside case. It is extremely well written and very gripping, ideal poolside reading material. 

The second book I have bought from Amazon is the fourth in the Cousins War series written by the historical fiction novelist, Philippa Gregory, called The Kingmaker's Daughter. This series has been running for a good couple of years now and so I ended up getting this book for a mere £1.35 which made me very happy indeed. I love reading historical fiction and I have studied a great deal about the Tudor period and so to read a series about the political and social factors that contributed to the Tudors gaining the throne is very interesting to me. Gregory writes in such a way that you can really connect with each of the characters and warm to them as you read from the points of view of women from both sides of the war. All that I have read so far of this series has been brilliant and so I am really looking forward to continuing with it. 


What poolside reads are you looking forward to this summer? Do you have any recommendations for me?


Maddy
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