There’s nothing better than flipping open that first page of a brand new book and falling head first into an unknown world packed with captivating characters.
However, life is way too short to waste your time on a bad book, so it’s always better to pick a winner up front and save yourself the heartache.
Here are the three books you must ensure to pack in your overnight bag the next time you head off on holidays. Or to devour this weekend.
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
Terry Hayes is an Australian screenwriter known for the Mad Max films and Dead Calm.
He has turned his hand to international spy fiction in a grippingly good novel that spans the US, Europe, Russia, Turkey, and the Middle East. It is long and fast – you won’t be able to put it down and it will still last you at least a whole week, which saves on packing.
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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
2017 was all about Margaret Atwood, with the lauded adaptations of both The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace.
But this novel, set in the past rather than Atwood’s reproductive dystopian future, is a stand out. It follows sisters Laura and Iris, using the “story within a story” device and busting genres wide open.
Like a holiday on a holiday.