Taking a deep breath as we plunge into April … I won’t bore you with my complicated itinerary, but between Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Wales, Bristol, South West Scotland, Edinburgh and Rome I will only be spending five days at home this month.
|Perfect holiday reading|
My priority before I go away is to make sure that I have a whole stack of books on my Kindle so that I have something to read at all times. I spent a lot of yesterday clicking aimlessly around Amazon, but I just wasn’t inspired. Scrolling down a screen just isn’t the same as picking a book up in a bookshop and turning it over to read the blurb (I know, I know, I’m sounding middle-aged again). I’m one of those weird people that likes to read the last page to get a feel for the book and to make sure I get a happy ending, and you can’t do that on Amazon.
Thrillers/romantic suspense are my preferred holiday reading, but I appear to have read everything by my favourite ‘travelling’ authors (Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Nora Roberts, P.J. Tracy, Tess Gerritsen …) Why can’t they write quicker?? (Not Nora, of course – no one could write more than she does!) I’ve tried a number of other thriller writers that get rave reviews – people like Michael Connelly, Karin Slaughter and Mark Billingham – but have never quite clicked with them in the same way.
In the end I bought books by Lisa Gardner and J.A. Kerley, both new to me, and a Linda Howard set in the Amazon which sounds fun, so we’ll see. It’s so wonderful when you find an author and can work your way through their back list, isn’t it? Somebody recently recommended Laura Kinsale here, and I bought and enjoyed Lessons in French very much, so I’m looking forward to reading more of her books when I’m home and in the mood for historical romance.
In the meantime, all recommendations for romantic suspense very welcome. I’ve got a lot of travelling to do in April, and I’m going to need a lot more than three books to keep me going!