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My favourite time of year… Holiday season.
This year, Stephen and I got an amazing deal to Egypt.. I know what you’re thinking…. yep, we’re CRAZY!!!
I don’t keep up with the news as much as I should and so I wasn’t really aware of how dangerous Egypt can be until after we’d booked, and the regret began to sink in, but we’re going to be super safe, not go off the complex and try to enjoy ourselves as much as possible. I think knowing that it’s not a super safe country will make us more aware of our surroundings and really take in everything going on around us.
I’m also terrified about the weather!!! It’s been so warm in England recently, like mid to high 20’s and I’ve been struggling to cope in this, Egypt is around 42 so I’ve got my kids factor 50 and I’m ready to lather myself in sun cream and be safe. Pray for me and my pale skin please.
The second I book a holiday, the first thing to pop into my mind is
What books am I going to read by the pool?
After a good think and browse round the shops, I’ve settled on four books. I probably won’t get through them all but I like to have options you know..!
1. Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie
I’ve been desperate to watch the film but I must read the book first…obviously!!
I’ve really been into my thrillers in the past year or so, so as you can imagine, when I spotted this in the 2 for £7 at Tesco I was very excited.
I’ve had no spoilers what so ever so I can’t wait to get stuck in and see if I can work out who committed the crime oooo.
2. A Country Escape – Katie Forde
I first found the amazing Katie Forde when I was in Crete. The hotel we stayed in had a little book swap area and I had finished mine, so picked up a book that seemed right up my street. Since that book I’ve been loving all of Katie Forde’s books.
I found this book in Tesco also and although it’s hardback 😦 I couldn’t help but buy it anyway!
It’s about a city girl who is left a farm in a distant relatives will. You probably think it sounds super boring but it’s an easy read and there’s nothing I love more than an easy read by the pool.
A girl changing her life with a little bit of romance… what more could you want!
3. Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian
Get your laughing out of the way NOW!!
I’m not going to lie.. I love all things Kardashian no matter how sad that may be. But this isn’t a book I would have gone out of my way to buy. Whilst away over the weekend, I really fancied an afternoon in the jacuzzi with a book, as I’d forgotten to take one with me, I went for a little stroll into town to see what books the charity shops had in! I bloody love charity shops because I love a good bargain so it’s always my go to for things like this.
I read the back and inside cover of this book and it seemed like it would be interesting with some secrets I may not already know and for £1 I couldn’t resist. I started reading it in the hot tub before some incredibly rude and badly raised boys decided to dive in and splash me (on purpose may I add), so I had to stop and get out. By the time I’d showered and dried my hair, it was too late for me to read anymore before dinner so I’ll have this one by the pool with me.
4. About Last Night – Catherine Alliott
Another little romance book that caught my eye in the charity shop… this also seems like the sort of book I’d enjoy, and I probably shouldn’t have bought it, considering I have so many similar books in my wardrobe waiting for me to read, but I just couldn’t help it.
I’ve almost bought this book a few times before and the second I found it in the charity shop, I knew it was meant to be. I can’t wait to get my nose stuck into this one as it seems so gripping just from the blurb… DON’T LET ME DOWN CATHERINE!!!
I go to Egypt tomorrow (well, by the time you read it I’ll be sat sunning myself) so I don’t have any time at all to be going book shopping before hand, but I’m desperate to get back into reading now that I’m done with university (FINALLY), so if you have any recommedations… mainly thrillers and psychological thrillers because I have so many romance to read as it is, be sure to let me know in the comments!!