Finally, we can relax on vacation, at the beach, in the mountains or wherever we would like to travel, with a good book and charged with positive energy.
And as that time of year is approaching when we are going to take a vacation and go around the world, I thought I would gather some recommendations for books that are easy to read, only good to put in your holiday luggage.
It is true that depending on gender, age or even interest in a particular field, the tastes for reading are different, but certainly, we all want to read books as easy to read, with a thread of stories easy to follow and to capture our attention.
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The book is a novel that describes a series of events that take place during World War II and the Holocaust in the life of Liesel Meminger, the main character, and most of the events that take place in her life. All this builds the thread of the story, thus generating a lot of subsequent actions. Although it is a book with a captivating perspective, it is still an action novel, which challenges us to think about all these events.
2. A Man and a Woman, by Jojo Moyes
The book gives us a picture of reality, where ordinary people have to work hard to support a family, and in which Jess Thomas, the heroine of this novel, always finds the strength to move forward, even if she always takes care of tomorrow, and the sacrifices she has made are enormous and nothing seems difficult to her when it comes to her children.
3. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The book is a psychological thriller that describes a woman’s violence against her husband and the effort of the therapist trying to discover the reasons for this tragedy. The main character, Alicia Berenson, is found guilty of killing her husband, the photographer Gabriel. Due to a plea to reduce liability, she is locked up in a forensic unit called Grove. The story takes a special turn in Alice’s life.
4. Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand
The book tells the story of Diane, the owner of a Parisian literary café, who, after losing her husband and child in a tragic car accident, moves to a small village in Ireland, trying to heal and continue her life after a drifting year.
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
The book A Thousand Splendid Suns, written by Khaled Hosseini, follows the story of Miriam who grows up in Afghanistan in the 1960s and struggles to survive for decades to come. The main characters of the book Mariam and Laila become allies in a battle with Rasheed, their husband, whose violence is supported by traditions and Taliban law in Afghanistan.