Musings: My Favourite Books for the Beach

Whilst thinking about books I like to read on holiday, I came to one conclusion about the type of books I like to read… and that is thrillers. Am I a secret serial killer? No… But if I ever needed a change of career, I think I have enough experience, ahem, I mean education from the books below…

Maestra and Domina

I first discovered the Maestra series by chance when flicking through a newspaper early last year. I can only describe it as Gone Girl meets Girl on the Train with a dash of Fifty Shades of Grey (A questionable choice), but so well written. If you love travelling too, the main character explores some gorgeous destinations, so even if you’re only embarking on a staycation this summer, you too can be transported from the flick of a page.
 Domina book cover, L.S. Hilton

Girl on the Train

If you haven’t watched the film. Don’t. One of the reasons I refused to watch it is because they moved the setting to New York. Anyway, enough complaining about another book being ruined by Hollywood… Girl on the Train is a perfect book for the beach as it will have you falling off the edge of your sun lounger. It takes an idyllic British setting and turns it into the exact opposite. If you like people watching or are interested in psychology, this is definitely one for you.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Series

I first read this book series on holiday to Spain back in 2011 and at first, I found it a little hard to get into. The style is more journalistic, factual and does take some getting used to, but when you get into it, it leads you down a path of twists and turns and you’ll be hooked. Best of all, there are a few books in the series, so you better hope you have enough room in your suitcase for them all.

The Harry Potter Series

Technically not a thriller and probably an odd choice of ‘holiday book’, but whenever I’m in doubt with what to take with me on a long journey, I always go back to my favourite book. Which makes me think, whatever book you choose to take, sometimes going back to your favourite is alright.
If you’re still after an adventure this summer, you can find a Holiday Gem here and you can always check out their last minute deals here.

Char xo

Please note, this post is in collaboration with Holiday Gems. 

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