Saturday, February 28, 2015

5 Must Read Books, To Take On Vacation

Are you wondering what book to take along for that dreaded and long air-plane ride to your vacation destination? Whether you want to escape, relax, or unwind, nothing will quite beat a good book that can accomplish all of those things. To help you make up your mind what to read on your next vacation, here are 5 quick, but very entertaining reads that we have picked out for you!

BeginnerGreek by James Collins

The debut novel of the author, Beginner’s Greek is a truly wonderful story of Holly and Peter who meet on a cross-country flight, exchange numbers and then lose all touch until a fateful meeting brings them together again. Beginner’s Greek, while essentially a sweet story, is a very complicated one and readers will fall absolutely in love with the characters as they go through love, life and other relationships.  

When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris

The incredibly popular and highly talented author of humorous memoirs such as Me Talk Pretty One Day and others has come up with a new literary masterpiece. Essentially a collection based on his own life, David Sedaris has done it yet again with this book. Although having a slight tinge of melancholy as compared to his previous works, the book has its funny moments as well.

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

The Pulitzer Prize winning Author Geraldine Brooks shows us the fictional history of Sarajevo Haggadah in the ‘People of the Book’, which was a very important Jewish book that originated in Spain back in the fifteenth century. In the book, the author tells us about the survival of the Sarajevo Haggadah through a set of stories, woven together in a story by a conservationist who is on a quest to unlock the book’s mysteries in the mid 1990s. First published in the year 2008, ‘People of the Book’ is one full of intrigue, compelling tales and a lot of mystery. 

Beneath the Marble Sky by John Shors

This highly tragic and very romantic fictional story narrates the time and events surrounding the building of the Taj Mahal. The book, although a love story, doesn’t have a happy ending and strangely echoes the real events in history at a time when an emperor grieving the loss of his wife, built a white marbled wonder in the 17th century and the events that took place afterwards. A story of war, beauty, tragedy and love, this is a story of an empire in turmoil.    

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum

A reverse love story of its sort, this book by Maum is set in London and Paris and focuses around a British artist in full pursuit of wooing his French wife back into his arms, after the loss of his American mistress. The author tells us the story expertly of the main character’s midlife crises, and his many misguided attempts at regaining the love and trust of his wife,only to delve deep into his work in order to prove that he is still the man she married. A very heartfelt story telling us about love and fidelity in the contemporary age, this book is a very good read.