Since we are still wishing we were on holiday, we wanted to keep to the travel theme and share with you an item we, without fail, pack into every suitcase.


Nothing beats laying in the sun and escaping to another world with the help of an amazing book.

We’ve pulled together a few of our favourites and a few new books that we are dying to read! 

Do you take books along on your travels? What are your favourites?


The Outlander Series – Diana Gabaldon

Luckily for us this is also now a TV series. These books are rather hefty in size but so worth adding the extra weight to your luggage. Such an amazing love story, very hard to put down so perfect for a day at the beach.


Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty

Again, this book has now been turned into a mini series staring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. It is an amazing read and the series is really good too. We are strong believers that books are normally always better than the TV/Movie but this doesn’t disappoint. Mystery surrounds these women and the book keeps you hooked till the very last page.


To Kill a Mockingbird – Lee Harper

An oldie but a goodie, this classic novel is definitely a must read if you haven’t already!


Memoires of a Geisha

This book is on our list to read, we have only heard amazing things about it.


Blind Faith- C J Lyons

If you like a good crime novel with a twist, then Blind Faith should be next on your list! This is the first of three books that follow FBI agent Caitlyn Tierney.  I’ve read all three of these twice and just love them!


The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold

Another classic thriller/crime novel that has also been turned in to a movie!  We appreciate the amazing effort made by our very own Peter Jackson, but we have to say that we do prefer the book.



Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone

Now you all might get a giggle about this being on our list, but seriously if you have seen the movies but not read the books then you definitely should!  Plus there are so many books that you’ll always have something to read next. 

This photo released by Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas shows A 1997 softcover edition of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone, that sold for a record $19,120 in a rare books auction conducted online by Heritage Auction Galleries, March 6 and 7, 2009.  The anonymous winning bidder is from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and is described by the auction house as "a collector of vintage comic books whose wife is a huge fan of the Harry Potter series."  (AP Phoyo/Heritage Auction Galleries)