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Top 10 Fireplace Reads

16th July 2016

Holidays don’t need to be all action and adventure; sometimes, it’s just as appealing to curl up with a book. Now there’s a definite chill in the air, these page turners will pair perfectly with a glass of robust red in a cosy cabin.

 No need to feel guilty on holiday when you've got a crackling fireplace and fantasy world to escape to (image: Getty)

The Lover's Guide to Rome by Mark Lamprell

A multi-stranded love story, this enchanting tale of fate weaves its way through the semi-magical enclaves and cobblestone lanes of the Eternal City. Is there any better place to fall in love than Rome?

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Marie-Laure is a blind girl who flees to the Brittany coast when the Germans occupy Paris; orphan boy Werner becomes a master tracker of the Resistance. Their paths eventually cross in this epic novel set in WWII.

The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Naomi Carson is a survivor whose family was torn apart by a tragedy. Now grown, she's decided to put down new roots, but the past is catching up with her. Someone in town knows her terrible secret...

Thicker Than Water by Cal Flyn

British journalist Cal Flyn stumbled on a family secret while holidaying in the Scottish Highlands. Part memoir, part travel story, Cal takes an intimate and revealing journey into her Scottish/Australian heritage.

Fellside by M.R. Carey

Jess Moulson is convicted of a murder she can't remember committing. But in her bleak prison cell at Fellside is an unexpected visitor who needs her help and won't take no for an answer...


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 Escape the chill (image: Getty)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Midwest native who arrives in New York in the 1920s to chase the American dream meets an elusive millionaire and finds himself entangled in the glittering world of the elite.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Following life-changing events, Lou Clark and Will Traynor's lives connect in a way neither saw coming. Heartbreaking, yet riotous with colour, the novel has been adapted for the big screen and stars Emilia Clarke and Sam Calflin.

The One-In-A-Million Boy by Monica Wood

He's 11 with a passion for world records; she's 104 years old with stories to tell. His inquisitive nature connects her past, but it's his family who have to complete the puzzle. Radiating warmth and insight in dealing with grief and mourning, Wood's story is an uplifting and heart-warming tale.

The Longevity Book by Cameron Diaz

Actress Cameron Diaz delivers a refreshing and personal examination of aging, while providing a roadmap for readers to make better-informed choices about their health.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Whether you're an existing fan or newcomer to the wizarding world, J.K. Rowling's follow-up and prequel to the Harry Potter novels will draw you into the fascinating, whimsical escapades of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.