7 Deadly Books You Need To Pick Up For Your Holidays

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There's nothing better than sinking in to a good book. And, if you're anything like us, you go on holidays just to get a solid week of reading in. 

Because who can think of worrying thoughts such as bills and clamping fines and Brexit when you're 200 pages into a great story - right?!

Check out our favourites right here.

1. The Iron Age by Arja Kajermo

A coming-of-age novel about a young girl growing up in the shadow of war in Finland that also dabbles in folk tales and traditional customs. It's darkly funny and boasts incredible illustrations throughout. 

You can get it on Amazon here

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2. Horace Winter Says Goodbye by Conor Bowman

The book follows the friendless, unremarkable character that is Horace Winter, whose life changed following a Very Bad Thing. Opting to spend time with his butterfly and his moth instead of humans, this is a story about looking-back and a life of solitude. 

Check it out on Google Books here

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3. Our Little Secret by Claudia Carroll

Carroll's bestseller's protagonist boasts the perfect life - a high-flying job in a law firm, a beautiful daughter and a house to die for. Yet she still finds herself struggling. 

She brings a struggling young graduate into her home, as she feels that it's right, but begins to see that this youngster may have more to her than meets the eye... 

Check out Our Little Secret for yourself right here

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4. The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks 

One of the most anticipated releases of 2017, Xan Brooks’s debut novel draws together fairy tale and historical fiction genres to explore 'the seedy underbelly of interwar Britain'. Thrilling, disturbing and darkly funny - this book is certain to garner a whole load of attention. 

Check it out for yourself right here.

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5. A Line Made By Walking by Sara Baume

This story follows the tale of a 25-year-old artist who flees her city life to move into her late grandmother's decrepit bungalow in rural Ireland. Here she slowly breaks down similar to the surroundings in which she keeps herself.  

The way Baume writes about loners is both a love-act and a pledge and this tale of a heroine amidst her own personal struggles is no different. 

Find out more about the incredible book right here

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6. The Space Between by Meg Grehan 

24-year-old Meg Grehan novel, written in beautiful free verse, follows the story of quiet, anxious and utterly endearing Beth who hides from her problems in total isolation.

However, everything changes when someone interrupts her solitude.

''A tender and delicate love story in verse, The Space Between is a tale of how warmth, support and friendship can overcome mental anguish.'' Gráinne Clear

Check it out right here.

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7. And finally, UnAmerican Activities by James Miller 

Miller's third novel is drenched in satire. A razor-sharp novel that will make you laugh out loud.

It's made up of interlinked stories, paying homage to American pop culture and genre fiction. Oh, and there are zombies, vampires and a whole plethora of other ghouls. 

Check out UnAmerican Activities right here.

Until next time, happy reading. 

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Kate Demolder

Kate is a staff writer here at Lovin Dublin.T: @katedemolder / kate@lovin.com

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