Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Our Favourite Poolside Reads

Swimming in Sicily? Island hopping in Croatia? Soaking up the sun in Sorrento? Aside from tasty arm candy and 3 pairs of bikinis, you’re going to want some engrossing reading material to get stuck into while you sip Mojitos by the water. So, get your poolside library sorted with Fiorelli’s holiday reading recommendations.

The Beach – Alex Garland

We can all relate to wanderlust, the thirst for adventure and the unknown. And this overwhelming desire to pick up your bags and head to an unknown paradise has never been captured so well as in Alex Garland’s 1996 novel The Beach.

You’re probably already familiar with the 2000 film version featuring a handsome and young Di Caprio and this beautifully written book will have you reaching for your Skyscanner app to start planning your next adventure. A classic tale of paradise lost and found that ticks all the holiday reading boxes.

Anybody Out There – Marian Keyes

This is one of the best books to read on holiday, nobody manages to craft characters quite like Marian Keyes. In Anybody Out There we meet Anna Walsh, a woman plagued by bad luck and misfortune. Pining for her glittery life back in Manhattan, we learn about Anna and her ex-lover through her memories of cosmopolitan New York.

Mysterious, emotional and laugh out loud funny in equal measures, you won’t want to put this book down.

In Her Shoes – Jennifer Weiner

Later made into a hit film featuring none other than the glamorous Cameron Diaz, In Her Shoes is a New York Times bestseller about sisterhood. The plot revolves around the unlikely pairing of two seemingly opposite women who eventually bond over romance and shoes. It’s a laugh out loud tale which will complement the Vitamin D induced happiness you get on holiday.

#4 D.V by Diana Vreeland

If you’re obsessed with all things fashion then consider D.V an essential read. Written by previous Vogue editor-in-chief and all round style icon Diana Vreeland, this autobiography is filled with glittery tales about Vreeland’s childhood in Paris, young adult life in England and glamorous reign as editor of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar in New York City.

Filled with brilliantly candid quotes such as “I’ve always been mad about clothes- you don’t get born in Paris to forget about clothes for 1 minute” fellow fashion addicts will fall in love this book.

What are your favourite books to read on holiday? We’d love to know. Leave us a comment below or tweet us @Fiorelli_Bags

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