The beach is a great place to relax, books are great way to slip into another world and let your cares slip away. Together they are an amazing combination, and what is better than sitting on a beautiful beach immersed in a great story? If you're heading out for some winter sun, here are some perfect reads.
The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling might be the ultimate in beach reads. They are easy, addictive and a whole lot of fun. Above all, reading these books is all about escapism which is exactly what you want to achieve on holiday. Best of all there are seven of them, so they will keep you entertained no matter how long you want to lounge on the beach.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is another superb tale. Set in Nazi Germany, it is none too cheery, yet is absolutely enthralling. You will be completely gripped by this tale of a little girl in a small German town – in fact, while reading it you might neglect to do anything else.
For people on cheap holidays in Kefalonia and other Greek Islands, Captain Corelli's Mandolin is the perfect novel. It is set in Kefalonia and tells a tale of war, romance and incredible friendship. It is beautifully written and is an absolute classic, which just happens to be beach appropriate.
These three selections will keep you happy as you laze on the beach – just be sure to glance up occasionally, and do some other fun beach related stuff. These novels are so enthralling you may forget about everything else entirely.