Holiday reads

Thursday 4th August 2022

Tags: Fun

Holiday season is in full swing.  One of the nicest things about getting away is having the time to lose yourself in a really good book. We asked the team at Stylecraft HQ for some recommendations to share with you.

Lisa Ickringill – Sales Manager

The book I am reading this summer is called The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. I was gifted this book by Annabelle. It is a period drama in a book, very slow paced but with great detail that takes you to the inner depths of the characters. It is also very humorous in parts, and it is very difficult to put down.
I am currently still reading it and I have absolutely no idea how it will end but I already feel that it will be quite sad when the time comes to say farewell to the lively characters.

Annabelle Hill – Sales and Marketing Director

Amor Towles’ book The Lincoln Highway is a New York Times No1 best seller and it has drawn me in from the first page.  It is a real adventure story for lovers of storytelling. The action takes place over 10 days and centres around an 18-year-old boy and his younger brother.  He describes so many locations as the journey unfolds, which are very vivid. Different narrators all give their own points of view of the story, making it a real page turner.

Angela Hatton – Head of Design

I tend to take a book on holiday that I have already read over and over, so I can fall in and out of the story easily.
The Martian by Andy Weir has always been a good one to take- It’s full of humour and an effortless easy read. There is clever smooth transition to changes happening in the narrative and viewpoint. Short chapters, which is always good when away from home.
Juliet Bernard – PR

David Guterson is the most amazing story teller and Snow Falling on Cedars is such an incredible read. It takes place in an island community just 9 years after the end of the Second World War with a murder and subsequent trial which causes the main character to reflect on a childhood romance that shaped his life.  The description of the snow mounting up on the branches of the cedar trees is so evocative it has stayed with me for years.

Bronagh Miskelly – Social Media

My reading choice this summer is the LJ Ross DCI Ryan series starting with Holy Island. I am a fan of murder mysteries, and this series has the extra benefit of really drawing on the landscape and architecture of the NE of England. My summer holiday was a week on the Northumbrian Coast in June, so these seemed the perfect choice.

Wherever you find yourself this summer, we hope you like our recommendations.