Lockdown has meant adapting to a life mostly spent within the confines of our homes. Many people will have had to cancel or postpone trips away due to the COVID-19 crisis and the amazing weather has made me lust for a sun lounger and pool more than ever. While it’s not safe to travel at the moment, here are seven escapist novels to read over the bank holiday. From the Italian Riviera and Greek islands to the Amazon rainforest, while you can’t jump on a plane right now it doesn’t mean you the pages of a really good novel can still take you on an adventure.
Usually over the summer I fill my reading list with romantic comedies, Nora Ephron, and a few of the classics. When you’ve got a holiday coming up with a baggage allowance to think about, you want to pack books you know for sure you’ll love. It’s unlikely you’ll have this problem this summer as international travel is still pretty much non-existent. However, your reading list could transport you to destinations even if you won’t be able to enjoy them yourself. Here’s seven books that you can get completely lost in this bank holiday.
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