Easter Weekend Reads

This is probably a bit too late but I thought I would throw it out there anyway and help the other last minute planners in the world, who may still be passing a book shop at the train station or need an escape from the family.

A long bank holiday weekend is here people! Friday and Monday off, my aren't we spoilt. It's the weekend to eat egg shaped chocolate and gorge on hot cross buns, the mini chocolate and orange ones from Waitrose are quite possibly the best thing on this planet right now. I've already eaten four. Happy, Happy days.

Anyways you'll need something to read whilst the lamb is roasting and you're double parked with wine and tea as no one is quite on the same schedule. It always happens in our household where Grandma and Mum are ready for a cup of tea in the afternoon but us kids are still necking the booze, oh but a cup of tea would go down a treat - you get the gist. But seriously now, back to the books. Here a few recommendations to take you through the long weekend... Enjoy and Happy Easter! 

  • Instructions for a Heatwave, Maggie O'Farrell - I've just started this book and I'm hooked. All about a missing father that brings together a dysfunctional family and the overcoming of many heartaches. It's the perfect length to inhale over the weekend. 
  • The Sunday Philosophy Club, Alexander McCall Smith - I've raved about this book on my instagram quite a lot because again it's the perfect length for a weekend and such an easy read. Some may be put off by that but not every work of literature in my opinion needs to be complicated to be good. The story is well written, the characters likeable and it's a whole series you can get totally lost in. 
  • I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith - an oldie but a goodie. This is a brilliant tale of a kooky but broke family living in a dilapidated castle. It follows Cassandra's first encounters with love and the family's going ons. It's a classic. Also watch the film with Romola Garai, it's early noughties and it's brilliant. 
  • Rules of Civility, Amor Towles - Lots of people know Towles because of A Gentleman in Moscow, his second novel which was such a big hit but it is his first Rules of Civility that I fell in love with his writing. It follows a young girl making her way in 30's New York and the eccentric characters she meets along the way. It's glamorous and makes me want to throw a 30's themed party.