In five more sleeps I’m heading off on holiday, I’m very excited and very relieved that no-one has got ill yet. You can see a piccie from my destination here on an earlier blog post. There’s not a lot there, except sand, sea and sun. I didn’t want to take my work iPad with me (didn’t seem appropriate) and there is a strict wait limit on the Sea Plane so I can’t take a case full of books, so I splashed out and bought a Kindle.
So I need your help, I’ve cashed my Nectar Points in for Amazon vouchers and would like to download some reading before I go away. I’d really appreciate any recommendations, any good books, fiction or non-fiction, don’t mind. Please add a comment and let me know the name of the book and maybe one line about why I should read it and/or what it is about.
Thanks in advance.
Recommendations received via twitter as follows:
Emerald Street – Books you must read overview document.
If on a winter’s night a traveller by Italo Calvino
1984 by George Orwell
Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry
Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Shift by Lynda Gratton
Drive by Dan Pink
Program or be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff
The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski
The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe