Before you leave the house for your holliers this summer don't forget the three essentials - passport, money, and a good book.
Okay, so you can probably pick up a book in the airport and if you're anything like us you'll love a bit of Irish fiction.
Here's our pick of the bunch to keep you gripped while you top up your tan this summer.
1. Holding - Graham Norton
A name familiar to most, Graham's critically-acclaimed debut is a story of love, secrets and loss.
2. The Wonder - Emma Donoghue
An eerie novel set in post-famine Ireland.
3. House Of Names - Colm Tóibín
From the writer of Brooklyn, this is a retelling of the story of Ancient Greece's Clytemnestra.
4. All We Shall Know - Donal Ryan
The story of a woman who finds herself pregnant at 33 with the child of a 17-year-old boy.
5. What Happened That Night - Sheila O'Flanagan
From the bestselling author of If You Were Me comes the gripping tale of a woman falling victim to her own impulsive behaviour.
6. A History of Running Away - Paula McGrath
A novel about running away, growing up and finding out who you are, from the author of Generation.