It’s world book day, so what will you be cuddling up with on your poolside lounger? (because that’s where we are on an average Thursday, obviously).
Sisters of Treason, Elizabeth Fremantle
Last year we read Fremantle’s Queen’s Gambit and loved it, so the fact that she has a new book out this year is a source of much joy and excitement. Following the lives of the ill-fated Lady Jane Grey’s sisters after her gruesome demise, it is more tales of Tudor intrigue and court drama … just the right amount of heart fluttering while sitting by the pool!
The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
It’s just one of those books you can’t forget; a slightly offbeat love story that sees one man’s perfectly ordered life thrown into total chaos when he falls for a most unlikely woman. Geneticist, Don Tillman, has devised a scientific test to find his perfect match based on compatibility, and in the process finds out that love isn’t an exact science. Warm, snugly feelings all round.
Never Mind The Botox, Jo Berry and Penny Avis
As there is not one, but four books in this light-hearted series, it’s one to dip into on every spa trip. Easy to read, with the entertainment value of Sex and The City but with more likely careers given that authors Jo and Penny have a background in similar fields to their characters (one being a lawyer and the other being an accountant). The books are glamorous, funny, and rather tongue-in-cheek while tackling some of the curious issues of modern life including plastic surgery. Read and then follow on Twitter (@NeverMindBotox) to continue the witticisms in 140 characters.
Scandilicious, Signe Johansen
It’s a bit of an unusual one to recommending perusing a cook book while you’re lounging by the pool, but Scandilicious has a writing style as digestible as the recipes. With Easter coming up, those family gatherings could see a Scandinavian twist, and if nothing else, the pictures are food-porn at its best. Be careful not to drool on your bathrobe.
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