For World Book Day: My favourite poolside read

Holidays and a good book go hand in hand. When you’ve got a busy life most of the time, holidays can be the only time that you can really relax and get right into a good book. Some of my favourite holiday memories are lying by a lovely pool, soaking up the sun and being transported into a great story.

Nic reading by pool

On a break from my book at Bella Italia

As we celebrate World Book Day, I wanted to share my favourite poolside read!

Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes

My absolutely favourite book is ‘Me before You’ by Jojo Moyes. I love reading and this is a book I read that has never left me. I love talking about it with people! I would rush home from work every day to carry on with the story. Further proof that lying by a pool is the best place to devour a book! Although if you plan to read this book in one, have a box of tissues/ your beach towel to hand and maybe a pair of sunglasses.

The story centres on the characters of Lou Clark and Will Traynor. It covers lots of interesting and slightly difficult topics, sweeps you away and makes you think. It’s so beautifully written that you really won’t want to put it down. The story moves quickly which I really liked as it keeps the momentum going so that you feel like you really know the characters.

Other books that I love to read by the pool are anything by Jenny Colgan (I particularly love ‘Little Beach Street Bakery’ and am still desperately trying to make some time to go and see puffins!) and anything by Lindsey Kelk as her books are always set in really cool places! New York, Hawaii or Milan anyone?

I can’t wait to stock up on books for my next holiday!


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