If you’re a book lover, then you’ll love to read books on holiday. This activity is fun and fulfilling, and can be done anywhere. You can read a book on the beach, in the hotel lobby, or while sitting at your desk at work. Whether you’re in the sunshine or the shade, you’ll find that reading a book can make your holiday a great one.
Book review: The Great Gatsby
One of the most popular novels of all time is still widely read today. This 1925 novel has become a classic in its own right. Although the title was originally The Red, White, and Blue, the novel’s title was never adopted. In fact, the novel went from a moderate run to being out of print and eventually ending up back in student editions during the great Fitzgerald revival of the 1950s. Fitzgerald died before he could finish this masterpiece, but it remains one of his best and most popular works.
This 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald is an enchanting, heartwarming read. The sweeping story is based on the author’s own experiences during his youth. Although The Great Gatsby did not achieve commercial success when it was first published, its popularity continued to increase after Fitzgerald’s death. In fact, during World War II, the Council on Books during Wartime distributed copies of the book to American soldiers. It was eventually considered a classic novel and inserted into school reading curriculum.
Book review: Eat Pray Love
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is a heartfelt book that will make you think about your relationships with others. The book’s central message is that happiness is found within and not in the misery of others. This is a message that’s easy to put into practice and can help you improve your own relationships.
Eat Pray Love is an inspirational memoir written by Elizabeth Gilbert. The story follows her travels through Italy and India as she searches for happiness and balance. She also traces her spiritual journey in India and ends in Bali, Indonesia.
Book review: No Exit
If you’re looking for a gripping suspense novel, No Exit by Taylor Adams may be just the book for you. Adams’s characters have complex back stories and serve different purposes in the plot, resulting in a novel that keeps you turning pages. The story follows four strangers on a road trip to Colorado who meet at an isolated rest stop. All four are very different from one another, making the book even more gripping.
Despite being a fast-paced, action-packed thriller, No Exit isn’t perfect. While many parts are predictable, the plot is tightly paced and the characters develop and grow as the story progresses. The plot doesn’t rely on a plot twist that doesn’t make sense.
Book review: One Italian Summer
If you’re looking for a light read that’s perfect for vacation, One Italian Summer is a great choice. The book has an intriguing premise: after Katy’s mother passes away, she must decide what she’ll do with her upcoming holiday in Italy. Although her husband urges her to go, she wants some time by herself to process her feelings.
The book opens in the aftermath of Carol’s death, with Katy in the middle of an emotional breakdown. Her life has revolved around her mother, and without her mother, Katy feels lost. Her mom was her soul mate, her true north. The sudden death of her mother leaves Katy unsure of who she is. Her mother is the one person she trusted, and her relationship with her husband is shaky.
Book review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is an incredible read for holiday makers who love dark science fiction. It takes place in 19th century Mexico, on the remote Yucatan peninsula, where a famous doctor is creating animal-human hybrids. The novel explores the ethical dilemmas that result from such experiments.
Moreno-Garcia has a unique ability to blend different genres without losing the other. Her writing style is gothic, and her themes range from the morality of human experimentation to the devastation caused by colonization and the unpredictable fancies of the human heart. This makes for a captivating story that is also thought-provoking.
The story is complex and involves love, heartbreak, and obsession. Even the protagonist Montgomery Laughton, the melancholic mayordomo of Yaxaktun, is tainted by his own heartbreak. At the start of the novel, he is a broken man, but he is slowly putting himself back together.