When you are looking for books to read on holiday, there are many different choices available for you. Whether you like fiction or non-fiction, you are sure to find something to suit your tastes.
Samoan Heroes by Robert Louis Stevenson
If you’re thinking about reading Robert Louis Stevenson on holiday, you might want to start with his novels Samoan Heroes and The Master of Ballantrae. These two are considered masterpieces of fiction.
Stevenson spent four years living on a plantation in Samoa. He was deeply affected by the place and its people. It was also where he wrote two of his most celebrated novels.
The Ebb-Tide is an ominous novel that explores moral depravity. Originally published as a longer work, the novel was eventually serialized in American and Australian newspapers.
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a blockbuster novel. It’s a story of Eddie, a war veteran. He arrives in the afterlife with five people who tell him about his life. They also teach him about life and death.
There are four main characters in the novel, each representing a different aspect of the human experience. This includes Eddie, Marguerite, and a sideshow man known as the Blue Man. Ultimately, these five people explain to Eddie how his life has affected others and why he is in heaven.
The Sorrow Stone by Sophie Ranald
The Sorrow Stone by Sophie Ranald is a fun, engaging read. It may not be for everyone, but for those who are looking for something to read, this fabled tale will take the cake. Whether you’re a kid or a grown up, this book is sure to tickle your fancy and provide the perfect jolt of adrenaline to get you through the work week. And it’s only about one hundred pages long. You won’t want to put it down!
Aside from the olfactory, you’ll find the author’s ingenious take on life’s simplest of tasks a treat. She has done her research on the human psyche and knows exactly when to show up and when to let it out. Luckily, she’s got a few friends in tow.
The Sorrow Stone by Liza Klaussmann
The Sorrow Stone by Liza Klaussmann is an award winning historical fiction novel that focuses on the settlement and culture of Iceland in the early tenth century. This book uses the awe inspiring natural beauty of the country’s fjords and its people as the backdrop for a riveting adventure.
One of the many themes of the book is the ebb and flow of Icelandic society over time. The novel provides an insightful look at a culture that was shaped by an unforgiving climate and a rigid social code. It is also a celebration of love, loss, and redemption.
The Grass Hotel by Craig Sherborne
The Grass Hotel by Craig Sherborne is a haunting, poignant novel about a man with a disabling illness. It is also the story of a son who has an affinity for horses. He tends to two in his paddock. His mother has dementia and her voice is garbled, yet she still speaks to him in broken, damaged language.
The novel is told in a second person perspective, which gives the reader a close and intimate connection to the characters. This gives the book a very unique reading experience.
The Martian by Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac was a famous writer of many novels. He wrote novels like On the Road and The Town and the City. His works have had a great impact on other writers and artists.
Jack Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922, in Lowell, Massachusetts. His parents were Catholic. During the Second World War, Kerouac joined the Merchant Marines. Afterward, he studied at Columbia University. During this time, he also met William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.
In the late 1940s, Jack Kerouac began writing the novel On the Road. It was written in three weeks. After completing it, he made revisions. Those changes were used for the published version.