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5 books you should take on holiday

When on holiday,
there is nothing quite like relaxing in your own villa, with a glass of your
favourite wine and reading a thrilling book. As many of us are soon jetting off
on holiday, we have put together a list of our five favourite books, which we
think you should be packing in your suitcase.

1 – The Couple
Next Door by Shari Lapena

Featured on
Richard and Judy’s book list, The Couple Next Door is a captivating thriller,
about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbours. It is a twisty,
rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and


“You never know
what’s happening on the other side of the wall. Your neighbour told you that
she didn’t want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing
personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying. Your husband said it would be
fine. After all, you only live next door. You’ll have the baby monitor, and
you’ll take it in turns to go back every half hour. Your daughter was sleeping
when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your
deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realised. She’s gone. You’ve never
had to call the police before. But now they’re in your home, and who knows what
they’ll find there. What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit? How
well do we ever know those around us?”.

2 -The Time Traveler’s
Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

extraordinary love story is the perfect holiday read. Due to the success of the
book, it was later made into a movie in 2009 and captivated its audience ever

“This is the love
story of Clare and Henry who met when Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six
and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but
true, because Henry suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock
periodically resets, and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or
future. In the face of this force they can neither prevent nor control, Henry
and Clare’s struggle to lead normal lives is both intensely moving and entirely

3 – I See You by Clare

I See You in an
incredibly clever thriller which follows Clare’s widely successful ‘I Let You Go’
which was released in 2016.

“When Zoe Walker sees
her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined
to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation; just a grainy image, a
website and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced
it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo
of a different woman, and another the day after that. Is it a mistake? A
coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make…”    

4 – Elsewhere by Gabrielle

Elsewhere is a
heart-warming book, and has a fascinating plot. It has jokes, but the true
message of this book is lovely and thoughtful.

“Elsewhere is
where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up after she has died. It is a place so
like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backwards from the day
of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants
to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to get her driver’s license. She
wants to graduate from high school and go to college. And now that she’s dead,
Liz is being forced to live a life she doesn’t want with a grandmother she has
only just met. And it is not going well. How can Liz let go of the only life
she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in
reverse is no different from a life lived forward?”

5 – Bridget
Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

With Bridget
Jones being the ultimate chick-flick, it comes as no surprise that this book is
on our list. This feel-good book is sure to get you laughing and take you on a
journey through the eyes on Bridget.

“Ten years ago,
Bridget Jones exploded into being in Helen Fielding’s iconic portrayal of a
single woman navigating the social minefield of friendships, relationships and
career through a haze of cigarette smoke and chardonnay. A dazzling urban
satire of modern relationships? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of
the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a drunk thirty-something?”

If you are
staying in one of our Amalfi Coast luxury
, or anywhere else this year what book will you be taking? Let us
know using our social media channels! 

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