August 16, 2017

Musings: My Favourite Books for the Beach

Please note, this is a collaborative post with Holiday Gems. 
Whilst thinking about books I like to read on holiday, I came to one conclusion about the type of books I like to read… and that is thrillers. Am I a secret serial killer? No. But if I ever needed a change of career, I think I have enough experience, ahem, I mean education from the books below…

Maestra and Domina

I first discovered the Maestra series by chance when flicking through a newspaper early last year. I can only describe it as Gone Girl meets Girl on the Train with a dash of Fifty Shades of Grey (A questionable choice), but so well written. If you love travelling too, the main character explores some gorgeous destinations, so even if you’re only embarking on a staycation this summer, you too can be transported from the flick of a page.
 Domina book cover, L.S. Hilton

Girl on the Train

If you haven’t watched the film. Don’t. One of the reasons I refused to watch it is because they moved the setting to New York. Anyway, enough complaining about another book being ruined by Hollywood… Girl on the Train is a perfect book for the beach as it will have you falling off the edge of your sun lounger. It takes an idyllic British setting and turns it into the exact opposite. If you like people watching or are interested in psychology, this is definitely one for you.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Series

I first read this book series on holiday to Spain back in 2011 and at first, I found it a little hard to get into. The style is more journalistic, factual and does take some getting used to, but when you get into it, it leads you down a path of twists and turns and you’ll be hooked. Best of all, there are a few books in the series, so you better hope you have enough room in your suitcase for them all.

The Harry Potter Series

Technically not a thriller and probably an odd choice of ‘holiday book’, but whenever I’m in doubt with what to take with me on a long journey, I always go back to my favourite book. Which makes me think, whatever book you choose to take, sometimes going back to your favourite is alright.
If you’re still after an adventure this summer, you can find a Holiday Gem here and you can always check out their last minute deals here.

Char xo

Please note, this is a collaborative post with Holiday Gems. 

3 responses to “Musings: My Favourite Books for the Beach”

  1. […] I travel, I tend NOT to stray away from my skincare routine BUT aim to listen to it instead. When I went to NYC last year, my skin was SO dry. Like Sahara desert […]

  2. […] Do we ever really get time to read anymore? I find that when I do it’s either on the beach or on a plane. My life in London feels all too hectic and I don’t know if I can ever really relax here whereas flying is a place of solace, where I can find some quiet to tune and become emotionally attached to a good story. At the moment I’ve just started reading Ultima, the final in the Maestra series, which I’ve reviewed here. […]

  3. […] remember reading Maestra back in 2016 and I was absolutely hooked. It’s very rare I find a book so captivating and […]

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.