Remember the days when we could jet off to exotic locations worry free, to spend days on end laying around in the sunshine with nothing better to do than binge read all our favourite holiday books? No, we can barely remember that either…
Holidays might have been cancelled this year, but we can still get into the staycation spirit by enjoying a holiday book or two from the comfort of our couch. The sofa is the new sunlounger, didn’t you know?
What better time to work through our list of holiday books than while we’re all staying home? If you’re looking to get lost in fiction, learn something new or read all about your fave celebs, we’ve rounded up our absolute favourite holiday books that you need to get binging asap!
Whether it’s a summer or winter holiday you’re missing out on this year, why not get in the staycation spirit with our 10 fave holiday books to binge on the lounger at home...
- Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given
This book is an absolute must read. Florence hits us with a LOT of uncomfortable truths, but all ones we needed to hear, ngl. Taking us along on her feminism journey, Florence talks you through recognising your privilege, subconscious bias, teaches you how to fall in love with yourself and much, MUCH more!
- The Hungover Games by Sophie Heawood
Refreshingly honest, terribly funny and dark in places. The Hungover Games tells the turbulent tale of a young, single Mum trying to maneuver her way through life’s many challenges. If you fancy escaping into another world full of twists and turns with a few giggles along the way, then this book is perfect for you!
(Source: Penguin Books)
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
Everyone’s favourite First Lady discusses her life experiences, upbringing, hopes and connections. Who wouldn’t want to read the autobiography of such a strong, brave and inspirational woman? This book is perfect if you’re looking for a little motivational inspiration or just plain old escapism.
(Source: Penguin Random House)
- You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
Fed up of forever doubting yourself? Then this one’s for you! Consider it a self-help book for people who don’t want to ask for help… Jen’s refreshing honesty helps you to become the badass b*tch you really are in work, relationships & other areas of life. It’s a real feel-good book filled with genuine stories and life experiences, we guarantee you’ll love it!
(Source: Running Press)
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
If the title alone doesn’t make you want to read this book immediately, we’re judging you!
Consider this a self-help book for those who want to cut the niceties. Mark’s blunt honesty is exactly what we love about this book! It’s full of that tough love we all hate to appreciate, like a best friend in a book.
- Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
Escape reality and get lost in ‘Conversations with Friends’. Think love triangles, confusion, affairs and much more. If you’re looking to lose your head in a sea of fictional gold, then this book is perfect for you!
- Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
Roxanne talks us through her unique brand of ‘bad’ feminism. This book is for anyone who feels like they don’t always fit the text book definition of a ‘feminist’, because nobody’s perfect and like Roxanne says it’s better to be a ‘bad’ feminist, than not be one at all.
- The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
Ariel tells us EXACTLY why she thinks conventional rules should not apply. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be "the kind of woman who is free to do whatever she chooses", she’s painfully honest throughout and takes us along on her fun, rule-breaking journey, until heartbreak hits.
(Source: Penguin Random House)
- Bad Girls Through History by Ann Shen
It’s literally a book full of women who changed the world. This book details 100 iconic women who all had a huge impact on the world, all from different perspectives, places and phases of life. If you’re looking for a cute coffee table book that’s also filled with incredibly inspirational stories of strong women, then this one’s for you.
- How To Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong by Elizabeth Day
Failing, something none of us are really that great at dealing with if we’re honest, are we? Elizabeth’s story starts when she’s binging on hummus post-break-up and decides to launch her own podcast. Covering a range of topics from dating to children, along the way Elizabeth teaches us that there’s actually a lot of positives we can take from failing. If you’re looking to turn your failures into a positive, learning curb, then this is the book for you.
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