Summer is here and we are all thinking about our time away in the sunshine and taking a break from the hectic schedule of everyday life. Choosing a destination can sometimes be difficult and then there is the arduous task of packing everything ready for your time away in the sun. This is the bit of the holiday I dislike the most, packing everything, then unpacking when you arrive and then repeating the process with the added annoyance of having to wash everything when you get back.
One thing I do enjoy in the pre holiday ritual is deciding which books to take with me. Deciding whether I feel like reading a novel or a motivational book takes a while and even if I do manage to decide between these two genres inevitably there is then the decision as to which book should I take, am I feeling particularly drawn to an individual author or to a series of books. What always ends up happening is that I take far too many books for the week away and sometimes I don’t even manage to pick one of them up. Last year I did manage to read a period piece that was set in a beautiful ballroom with antique crystal chandeliers in my imagination probably looking much like those you can find in a Disney movie. So this year I thought I would do my research and see what the top recommended books are for this season and I thought I would share my top two choices with you. There are numerous websites that have downloadable documents of the best books for the year and I like to use a PDF to Excel converter to turn these lists into a spreadsheet that I can then fill in with details about each book as I go, as I like to review them and blog about them later.
So these are the two books that I will be taking with me on holiday this year. What are your choices?