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Fancy winning a Kobo Aura H2O (waterproof) eBook reader or a £250 flight voucher?

We’d like to know what you’re reading during the holidays, how you choose what to read and what you expect from a good book!

There’s nothing like going on holiday and relaxing, doing only things that you enjoy… like reading! Magazines for current events enthusiasts, novels for dreamers, travel guides for the curious, tablets for those who wish to stay connected – when it comes to reading, whether you wish to stay informed or distract yourself from your daily routine, the options are endless!

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  • Nice survey!

    The book that I would like to read on your summer holidays: Hooked by Nir Eyal

    • ruth giles

      Great survey. My book would be The Quiche of Death by M C Beaton

    • Mark

      Lee Childs – Personal

  • Melinda Spencer

    A great idea

  • smiles

    Traveling to infinity

  • will be reading a mixture of magazines, travel guides & Grey!

  • as

    yes please

  • Adele Alston

    Can’t wait for the next Ben Aaronovitch novel!

  • Hannah Jenkins

    Anything by Paige Toon

  • Jorge

    I will be reading the Godfather! Can’t wait for that holiday and have me time!

  • Paul Burton

    This is a great promo. I hope I will be lucky enough to win the voucher and get reading in flight!

  • Robert Muir

    Lee Childs – Personal

  • kayley hill

    I can read dave pelzers books over and over. i like a good cry

  • Sharron

    Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck

  • Clem

    I will be reading 1000 foods to eat before you die by Mimi Sheraton. I love food and travel and this book combines both!

  • Amber Gladden

    I love a good book, one that really makes me want to read more, ‘The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins’ is what id like to read next.

  • Richard McKenzie

    Intend to read Cannery Row

  • Jonnie

    Can easily read a book in a day when I have the time for complete relaxation. Becoming more old skool, bought a kindle but still prefer the real thing 🙂

  • James

    I mostly prefer reading actual books but now I’m coming around to the idea of getting a tablet. Means I can carry more types of books without the excess luggage!

  • Michael C.

    Guidebooks for where I’m actually travelling. Won’t be during the summer but later in the year, most likely SE Asia. So Lonely Planet, Rouh Guide, Footprint etc for the country, whichever looks best.

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North – such an amazing read!

  • kimberley bushe

    marian keyes or catherine alliott, or for the evenings lee child!

  • Sarah

    Survey completed. I use a kobo though rather than a kindle

  • Mohamed

    Traveling broaden you mind and educate you on diffrent culture and lifestyle!

  • Natasha Saednejad

    Holidays are the only time I can let my mind go and get completely engrossed in a book! The £350 would allow my mind and I more time to relax and enjoy the world and all its literature so….fingers crossed!

  • Claire

    Great survey- I love to read! I hope to read some Phillipa Gregory over the sumer

  • Tim

    Usually the LP, Rough Guide or Bradt for my destination, whichever is most recently published. Often accompanied by a novel set in said destination. My favourite in recent years was Tahmima Anam’s “A Golden Age” in Bangladesh.

  • dorota

    Well my holiday is never long enough to Read the books I like.. Ludlum.. Sienkiewicz, Archer, Harris..Would be lovely.. I can’t wait. 😉

  • Tracey Lewis

    Great to read on holiday, at least 6 books my only chance of the year to just sit and enjoy

  • I will be reading The Girl On The Train as I have been hearing so many good things about it recently.

  • DomM

    I plan on reading IQ84

  • Sham Hamid

    Good survey!

    I’ll be reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Not watched the film which I hear is very good but the book is even better!


  • Jenni

    A recommended holiday read … or Martina Cole 🙂

  • paul

    I have read “Us” by David Nicholls already, I can recommend it

  • Carol-Anne Smith

    yes please 🙂

  • paul

    About time a book survey for travellers yippee !! Maybe now we will see more choice at airports???

  • Karen Joyce

    I like to read romantic fiction on holiday as it is easy to pick up and put down.

  • Janice Miller

    Can easily get through at least 7 books on a two week holiday. Pure and uninterrupted relaxation.

  • Abe

    Holidays are the best time to read

  • Aina

    I love that i bought myself a kindle. J can read anytime and anywhere when im on holidays! Just came back from mykonos ans finished a book – the girl with the dragon tattoo on the beach and room balcony!

  • Carolyn

    For me it depends on the type of holiday – I can read 3 books in a week’s beach holiday, but I won’t read any on a city break.

  • I know exactly what I’m taking with me and what I’m reading in the hotel room and on the beach: Funny Girl, by Nick Hornby and The Slaughter Man by Tony Parson. I love these two authors and follow up with anything new that publish. Great initiative, thank you.

  • Sam

    Jo Nesbo all the way

  • Lynn

    The Barn Dance

  • Aysha Awwad

    I will be reading The Woman that Stole my life on my Norwegian Fjords trip next month!

  • A good thriller

  • Katie

    I can’t wait to read I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes- it’s supposed to be brilliant!

  • Janet MacDowell

    Anything by Tom Sharpe – I love a good laugh!

  • Cathy Reynolds

    I will read Tommy’s Peace, a companion to Tommy’s War, about the experiences of a man who lived in my neighbourhood in the early 20th Century.

  • Lau

    “Map and Compass” – this book would teach me how to navigate while walking in the great outdoors. Hope that I would not get lost again in Austrian mountain again!

  • Sam

    I think I need to invest in a kindle, still love the feeling of reading actual books though

  • julie

    I will be reading glossy magazines and a selection of books all borrowed from my local library.

  • Phillip Watson

    Wallpaper for the eyes

  • Alexej

    Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami

  • Karen

    Looking forward to reading The Girl on the Train this summer

  • Jon

    The russian soldier by Philippe Rio

  • Brydie Butler

    I will read the fault in our stars

  • David Martin

    On the Wings of Eagles by Ken Follett. A brilliant true story

  • Susan Daniels

    I was a bit disappointed that you could only choose one answer per question as I certainly use both paper books and digital. The things I love about using my tablet to read are: built in light (very useful); not carrying bulky books if travelling by public transport is so handy; if you finish a book you can just download another one.

  • Jane Crippin

    Closing time by Joseph heller

  • a great romantic novel

  • Tim

    Holidays are a great time to plan the next one! Best reading material is a travel magazine: Wanderlust, Lonely Planet or NatGeo Traveler.

  • Meri Hunneyball

    I will be reading the world until yesterday, by Jared Diamond. Can’t wait!

  • Will

    The Wettest County in the World aka Lawless

  • Will

    It’s nice to be able to read without feeling there is something else I should be doing, like I do at home.

  • Katie Walsh

    Can’t wait to read The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro!

  • Carl

    I like a good autobiography or the lonely planets. Help me on my travels. 🙂

  • Shauna

    Lonely Planet India

  • DavidM

    “The Way of The Heart” by Henri Nouwen

  • ehma

    once read Ulysses by James Joyce on holiday, that was hard going. Might stick to some Jo Nesbo…

  • that was the quickest survey I have done

  • Ken Davies

    The Hobbit, J R R Tolkien. A great read and good enough to be deeply absorbed in, to the extent that one no longer notices the screaming babies and noisy kids, in addition to the drunken men that check in late and have to shout to each other as they sit 15 rows apart. A good book helps one to relax during a flight but can’t do anything for those that use low budget airlines due to the excessive noise adding to the seriously cramped conditions that Easyjet and others carefully provide for their passengers. I shouldn’t have said that, Easyjet will now charge an extra £5 for the noise, £10 for an extra 5mm of leg room and an extra £5 to sit next to somebody that vomits on their heavily overpriced refreshments (£10 if you have the pleasure of smelling the vomit for at least 70% of the flight).

  • Ken Davies

    The Hobbit, J R R Tolkien… Always a good read when travelling 🙂

  • Joanne

    Good luck one and all!

  • Audrey Arthur

    The book I will read on my holidays is Still Alice

  • The book I will read is Still Alice I love reading

  • Greg Simoes

    Neil Gaimen’s Sandman

  • Feyi

    I’ll be reading Friday’s child by Nicci French

  • Natalie

    Good article. Got me thinking about how much I love reading on holiday. I had not heard of some of the books mentioned so I will now check these out for my next holiday read 🙂

  • Sara

    A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick is my recommendation for thorough enjoyment.

  • Sara

    A Cornish Affair is my recommended book for thorough enjoyment.

  • Jean Paul VINCENT

    Hello, I don’t feel quite comfortable about the way I was lead to leave a comment here. The promotional email I received did not mention leaving a comment on a blog post to take part in the prize draw. Isn’t that a bit cheeky? Or even a tad dishonest in commercial terms?

    • Hi! In order to enter our prize draw, we need your personal information (just incase you win) and the best way to get this information was by asking for our users to leave a comment with their names and email. It’s explained at the end of the survey and you can read our terms & conditions 🙂 You can have a look here: http://blog.opodo.co.uk/travel-book-survey/2/ Hope this info helps!

  • Andrew

    I don’t have the patience or the time to read books. I do like to read the local newspapers while I’m abroad though as it helps when learning a foreign language.

  • Kristina

    I would love to read “The Girl on the Train” durring the Summer holidays!

  • Kristina

    “The girl on the train” is something I am looking forward to reading during the simmer holidays

  • rosoga dumitru

    Want You Dead – Peter James

  • Claire R

    Books lead me to new places. Opodo transport me there!

  • Claire

    Single in Berlin


    I don’t read many books, except on holiday. Then I generally read one or two – usually by Thomas Hardy (or otherwise non-fiction)

  • Marjorie Brigham

    I usually enjoy historical fiction, but this year I expect to be reading Predator by Patricia Cornwall

  • jim reid

    Game of thrones

  • Robert Clarke

    Survey complete…

  • Gill

    Love my kindle!

  • Claudia

    I tend to have several books on the go.

  • E Kelham

    Love to have something to read at hand if going away. Mostly magazines and factual books.

  • Benny Rees

    I will be reading “The Dance of the Seagull” by Andrea Camilleri. I love reading about exploits of Salvo Montalbano, and hopefully will get to travel to Sicily to see some of the places the TV crime series was filmed!

  • Barbara Mcdowall

    I will be reading selection of magazines and the book I will be reading again on holiday is ‘The secret ‘ by Rhonda Byrne

  • Sara

    I am also reading my emails along with my books!

  • Michelle Walker

    I will be reading Alek- Sudanese refugee to international supermodel and last month Real Simple magazine.

  • Ali Karami

    A good thriller would do.

  • Joanna Haywood

    I will be reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel on the plane to Tenerife. I am going to see my lovely Dad. I usually enjoy being transported to another literary world, (but maybe not that world, as I don’t want the chop!)

  • Sam walker

    Travel books are always good to read when travelling…

  • I always take my bible (aka the Lonely Planet guide to whichever city or country I’m off to). This summer it’s Peru.

  • Lea

    My family has recommended Where’d you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple and that’s my must-read this summer 🙂

  • David

    There aren’t many more relaxing things than lying next to a pool and reading.

  • Jade

    Geek Girl – Holly Smale

  • Michelle McAvoy

    I love to read on holidays- it’s the only time I ever feel completely relaxed and able to pick up my book and totally immerse myself in the pages. There’s nothing better than sitting on the beach in the sun with a cheeky cocktail reading a travel guide and planning my next Getaway!

  • Joanna

    Leaving Time – Jodie Picoult

  • cecilia gath

    Still trying to get past chapter three of shantaram. Its a brick.

  • Pierre

    My book of the summer will be : Game of thrones !

  • Laura

    The Girl on the Train or Glamorama

  • Andrew Halliday

    Next for me is ‘Less Than Zero’ by Bret Easton Ellis.
    Hopefully I’ll be reading it on my way to Spain!

  • Ana Munoz

    Why Opodo is assuming that only very contemporary reading is suitable for holidays? The suggested reading list does not include a single classic work. At least there is a line where you can add your only title. I hope that many people will use it like myself because I will be reading The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy. Very worthy indeed!

  • Charlotte Humphreys

    Love a good holiday read.

  • My summer read will be ‘not your mothers rules’

  • stoia constanta

    Charlotte Street – Danny Wallace

  • claudiu rosoga

    Meatspace – Nikesh Shukla

  • Jono White

    Girl on a Train – is a great holiday read.

  • John Sturgeon

    American Sniper is the goods!

  • Trotea Claudiu Constantin

    Museum of Extraordinary Things – Alice Hoffman

  • Patrick Tee

    I’ll be reading anything that feeds my wanderlust. Food, photography & off the beaten track!!

  • Katie Rock

    I am just in the middle of reading Shantaram – which is a fantastic book. It also makes me nostalgic for India, where I have recently travelled! Looking forward to reading Gregory David Roberts new novel The Mountain Shadow when it comes out in October!

  • Brittany Bird

    A book that fully immerses you and transports you ‘somewhere else’ wins hands down!

  • Pete

    Chris Kyle – American Sniper

  • Great survey. I’ll read any book on sharks.

  • Alex

    what a great idea! I hope I win

  • Chantelle Moffatt

    Fingers crossed!

  • hannah massingham

    survey all done

  • Nick Harris

    ‘The Elephant to Hollywood’ by Michael Caine has been recommended to me a few times now and I plan to read it on my next trip… no doubt I’ll be reading it ‘in his voice’ too, hopefully not aloud though, just in my head!

  • aida esposito

    Heading for the Finnish archipelago so how could i not bring Tove Jansson’s The Summer Book and the Winter Book for additional insight into these beautiful islands?

  • something romantic and escapist and foodie- like Anthony Capella

  • Elena Rosoga

    All Fall Down – Jennifer Weiner

  • Atomei Mihaela

    Adam – Ariel Schrag

  • Cristina Dragotoiu

    Weirdo – Cathi Unsworth

  • Ana Trotea

    Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman

  • Derekde Goede

    Best way to relax and unwind

  • Bhavin

    I love Opodo. It is always in my heart.

  • Diego

    Opodo going up in my choices list when looking for a ticket ahahah. Great promo. Let´s read guys!

  • Debbie Bridge

    Night Train to Lisbon – Pascal Mercier. Chance to immerse myself in a favourite destination

  • STP

    Happy reading!

  • rosoga valentina

    The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

  • ioana stoia

    Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

  • Dragotoiu Elena

    The Humans – Matt Haig

  • Dominique

    i love to read fiction set it the place I am visiting, gives a whole new dimension to the holiday

  • Jess Kuehne

    Looking forward to finally reading ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ this summer!!

  • Veronica

    Diana Gabaldon Written in My Own Hearts Blood

  • Michaela Hair

    Hopefully I’ll get to read some James Patterson books I haven’t read yet, Private India being one of them. And the Black Echo by Michael Connelly.

  • stoia rafail

    Dear Thing – Julie Cohen

  • trotea ion

    Tempting Fate – Jane Green

  • Dragotoiu Vasile

    Frog Music – Emma Donoghue

  • Prerna Gupta

    The woman who stole my life!

  • Robert Fry

    Currently The Humans, by Matt Haig

  • Lisa meek

    The woman who stole my life Marian Keyes

  • karen latif

    King solomons mines by Rider Haggard

  • David Woolley

    Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

  • Jeferson Severiano

    Thx Opodo.. I have traveles a lot in Europe From Brazil, buying my tickts in Opodo app… I am in Turkey now, and tryung to travel more around… Reading histories about the old histories from turkey and greece… Thx.

  • Anne Kelly

    I’m planning on reading Perfect Pitch by Jon Steel. I just haven’t got round to reading it before. Jon Steel shares his secrets and explains how you can create presentations and pitches that win hearts, minds, and new business. So there won’t be a hero in a shining armour saving a princess but it will help me take some perspective on myself and enjoy the beach 🙂

  • Fiona

    I love an adventure novel or nice cheesy love story… something relaxing that will take me to another place while i soak up the sun!

  • Phil

    Two Kids- Patti Smith

  • Mark Tinklin

    Perdido Street Station by China Mieville, it may not be a recent book but its a damm good read.

  • Chris

    Fear and Loathing in La Liga

  • Fiona K

    Lee Child – Personal

  • Mike Beaumont

    Anything by Lee Child! His story lines just draw you in and make you want to read on. Looking forward to reading his latest – Personal

  • D Graham

    survey complete and now my prize!

  • Vessi

    Lee Child – Personal

  • Lauren

    I will read whatever I find on my bookshelf! That’s what I would have liked as an option in the questionnaire.

  • Elisabeth Norr

    I love reading, but as I do not have time to read a lot in my daily life, I always look forward to pick out some books that I have been wanting to read, as a special treat for my holidays.

  • Michelle

    I download a whole selection of free Kindle books and work my way through them. Some are better than others, if they are not interesting/good enough, I simply remove from them from my Kindle and move on to the next. Book reading on a budget and a chance to discover new authors.

  • Tina Bynoe

    Looking forward to the new Mark Billingham and Peter James detective novels set in London and Brighton.

  • Nadia Kamel

    One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • Liyuan Zhang

    great idea!!

    I like reading in my trip during the summer holiday. The nicest time in a year, both the body and soul are on the way!

  • Moira McGuire

    I read all year round, Nesbo, Cole, Walters, Larson and Olsen. I love crime thrillers.

  • Steve Howe

    August 1914 – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

  • Heather Reekie

    There’s nothing like a good book to switch off for a little while, transport you to another place and rest a busy mind. I try to read when on holiday and always feel a little lost when I finish a great book. I’m on the hunt now for this summers’ reading!

  • Vincent Lynch

    A good gripping novel is always good for relaxing on the beach

  • I’ll be re-reading Tomorrow Never Knows by Eddie Robson. Am slightly biased because I’m its publisher but my word, I love it. Best beginning to a novel I’ve ever read.

  • Unreliable Sources by John Simpson

  • Adrian Renouf

    Having read and enjoyed “One Day” by David Nicholls, I would take his current offering, “Us”.

  • Ashley Marie

    A big part of any of my holidays is to learn about the place or places I’m going – not just in a travel guide, but about the history and culture as well.
    I feel it really enhances my trip, to be able to say, look at a building and know and appreciate the history of it.
    I also like to theme my novels – like maybe reading one by an author from the place I’ll be staying. Or set there. It really keeps me in the mood to explore and go on adventures…
    Haha I actually don’t know anyone else who does this, but oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Emily Green

    I love any good novels, as long as it is written well with complex characters that I can relate to, then I’m happy! I have a wish list as long as my arm but I am going to read The King’s Curse by Phillippa Gregory next.

  • Fiona H

    I would like to read the girl on the train, love reading 🙂 still a book person not sure I will ever be converted!
    Great giveaway thank you!

  • Fifty Shades Darker by EL James. Happy Holidays People! xx

  • Jay

    On my summer holidays I’d like to read Black Belt Success Plan by Raymond Gayle.

  • Nicholas Carrington

    I am not a big reader, but holidays and whilst travelling are probably the times when I can really get into a good book. A good novel has thus far helped me while away the hours waiting for and aboard planes, trains and many other modes of transportation.

  • Alexandra Davies

    Children of Dune and Malcolm Gladwell

  • Michael S.

    Catching up on an early Lee Child book about Jack Reacher that I missed: “Tripwire”. Will be a fast read, but fun.

  • Nhazelj

    Survey completed…really recommend The light between oceans

  • Kendall

    I’m very good at starting books on holiday but it usually takes until my next holiday to finish them. My last 3 trips began and ended James Yorkston’s “It’s lovely to be here”, Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe” and “True” by Michael Melius – one of the best things I’ve ever read – which I found in a hostel in Inverness. I love hostel/hotel book exchanges for finding unusual holiday literature. It’s just lucky for me that other travellers can finish their reading on the road!

  • Carol

    Faithless by Karin Slaughter

  • I read as many and as varied books as I can. I might have something I bring from home (an old favourite) or a book a family member or friend has leant me or I might also pick something else up at the airport or station which catches my eye. I will generally come back from a holiday with more books than I originally took. Currently I am reading ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell’ and have CJ Sampson’s ‘Dominion’ lined up next

  • Emer Fogarty

    The Underground Man by Michael Jackson.

  • Caroline

    My reading list is endless for my forthcoming trip and I will definetly read ‘The last empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the birth of modern China’

  • Joanna


  • Gagandeep Bhatia

    Girl on the train

  • Dorothy brincat

    Under milk wood by Dylan Thomas because I need to learn it

  • Liz

    Love a good book.

  • Lee Hope

    Think I’ll make In Motion: The Experience of Travel my next read. Seems appropriate re this survey.

  • David

    Go set a watchman by Harper Lee. I can’t wait to read it.

  • Gay Moon Teoh

    Travel books

  • Sandra

    I’ll be reading the Arthur series by Bernard Cornwell, The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop and probably a couple of others…

  • Raymond Whitehead

    I would love the chance/luxury to read a book on holiday but with three kids I`d be lucky to read a pamphlet before being harassed!!

  • Clair Sheavyn

    Interesting survey.
    I will be reading The Bronze Horseman as it was recommended on Goodreads.

  • Emilie

    I’m reading ‘Jane and Prudence’ by Barbara Pym, said to be one of the most underrated authors of our time. Her books have wit, depth, and charm, written in a way that takes one far off into a fictional world of colourful characters while at the same time putting words to the experiences of British everyday life and culture. A friend lent her copy of the book to me and it has turned out to be a wonderful holiday read!

  • J.A. Agbolade

    I am reading The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.

  • Great!

  • andrew

    1984 -George Orwell.A Classic.

  • Jackie

    I am looking forward to ‘Middlesex’ by Jeffrey Eugenides. Might be a bit ambitious but hey, having the time to get into a great well-reviewed book is what holidays are for!
    Can I also say at this point that, if ever I see that person off the beach who casually ripped out each page of their book as they read it (shock horror !!!) this time I will berate you…

  • Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

  • Jarmila Worboys

    I read a lot and enjoy it

  • Briana

    Good survey

  • Dewi Parry

    I’ve found that a Lonely Planet guide for the country or region I’m going to has been worth buying. Some go out of date more quickly than others but I’ve always been impressed with the practical information in every guide.

  • Chris

    Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  • Daly

    Wish me luck!

  • Daniel

    All of song of fire and ice

  • Yes please!

  • Lee Thai

    Re-reading a book I read 20 years ago;
    The Front runner by Patricia Nell Warren

  • Huai

    I’ll be reading the Japan lonely planet travel guide in preparation for our next trip!

  • Jo

    Looking forward to getting into the new Louis de Bernieres on my trip at the end of the month. Magazine or two at the ready in case it’s a let down!

  • Hannah

    The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

    • Helen Clayton

      I’ll be reading a book set in the county I’m visiting-one of Anne Zouroudi’s books about a Greek detective-whimsical and atmospheric-The Feast of Artemis.

  • nada


  • Sophie C

    My husband has just finished loading my kindle up for our summer holiday. i can’t wait!

  • Sarah

    My sister’s keeper… My fav book!

  • Steve Bridgett

    Any Terry Pratchett

    • Irene M

      I would like to read Martina Cole’s latest book ‘The Good Life’ on the beach. After finishing that, i would read a few good old Classics one more time.

  • Greg

    This summer it’s going to be Alan Turing – The Enigma. It’ll last a long time but looks absolutely fascinating

  • Pam Hubbard

    just love romantic books read loads

  • Rita Mistry

    I’m planning on reading The Girl on the Train and Still Alice. I love reading, its the next best thing to my holiday. I love reading and getting engrossed and lost in another world.

  • Claire

    Nothing better than sat by the pool in the sun reading a great book!

  • Claire

    To kill a mockingbird- I’ll be rereading a classic and a favourite this summer

  • JC

    Loving The Versions Of Us by Laura Barnett. Well worth picking up!

  • paul stead


  • Jane Squire

    My chance to read my choice of: ‘Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world’, on trains and planes, if I’m lucky. Found this fantastic competition idea by chance, and it is the only way I will find time to read and slow down. Cheers!

  • James Langley

    I like biographies or something about Sunderland afc.

  • Lynn Judge

    To keep the weight down when flying although when at home I prefer reading real books I now use an eReader ( a Nook) when travelling. I like to take a large selection of books. This year I read 4 of the Terry Pratchett Disc World Series, The Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch, Aldie the Doorstep cat by Rachel Wells, and Metamorphosis by Kafka. Am now about to re read Pride and Prejudice.

  • rob gray

    Got a couple of Alex kava books and some terry pratchett to read on hols ☺

  • James Hassell

    Dean Koontz and a local travel guide 🙂

  • Tim H

    I’ll have a reread of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Enjobablesurvery, be nice to win as I could do with a break to read a new book!

    Enjoyable survey, be nice to win as I could do with a new book to read

  • Pfffill

    Armaggedon by Max Hastings – absorbing and critically balanced

  • Kat

    Penny Vincenzi is amazing

  • Dh1981

    I would love to be reading a book on holiday, if only I was having a holiday!

  • Kathryn Davies

    Can’t wait to read Girl On A Train. It’s had great reviews.

  • I am looking forward to reading The Last Roundhead by Jemahl Evans. It’s a Flashman style fictional memoir of Blandford Candy and his exploits in the first English Civil War in 1642. There’re are some good reviews online.

  • Oliver

    I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic – just in time to get into his mind for the start of the season.

  • Liz

    Hopefully reading the Dhampir trilogy!

  • Rebecca Croydon

    Great survey : )

  • alice Dobson

    Anything on the Balleys Prize list!

  • stephen buckley


  • Ruth Hoffman

    Great survey, thanks!
    I intend to read: Ishmael Beah- A long way gone

  • Maria

    It’s the only time I get to read! I know a lot of people see flying as a prelude to the holiday, for me it’s a chance to be brought food and drink and sink into a book for hours!!!

  • Nicki Cooper

    The time of my Life by Cecelia Ahern – all of her books are brilliant and I have just purchased this book of hers.

    I cant wait to start it….

  • Kaysie

    “Leaving Home” by Jodi Picoult. I met this dynamic author at a book signing. Her enthusiasm and observation of life makes me look forward to read about the elephants! This will be followed by any other book, usually involving some moral issues, by the same author.

  • Bill

    Catching back stories I’ve read 30 years ago,,, Len Deighton Trilogies… brilliant

  • Katie Shallcross

    I will be reading Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, I am really excited and can’t wait to buy the book when it’s released next week.

  • Ann S

    I always read on the beach and my books of choice this year are the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy. Several of my friends have read this and recommend it as a good summer read

  • Lucy camilla

    Tend to get caught up in the travel guides, brought a few back last time I went away!

  • Hamilton123

    I find lonely planet guides or similar for my destination very handy to get the most out of my holiday.

  • Gem

    I’m half way through “the woman who stole my life” by Marian Keyes! She is awesome I love reading her books 🙂

  • Mohib

    Night Train to Lisbon, Pascal Mercier

  • rita larmour

    I will be reading ALL the Susan Hill books as she is a truly divine writer. The survey didnt include enough options eg There was more than one option i could have ticked but you were only given one option to tick . Thanks

  • Matt G

    H is for Hawk

  • Rachel Blythe

    I recommend reading novels that are set in the country that you’re visiting. It helps set the scene and can give a great insite into the country. e.g. Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy while in India, or Carlos Ruiz Zafron’s Shadow of the Wind while in Barcelona.

  • CT

    The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins

  • sue taylor

    Love autobiographies and it’s always great to read a book based on the place you are visiting….

  • Lucy

    I enjoying reading paperbacks but lately i’ve been considering buying a kindle purely to save up room in my hand luggage. Might add it to my xmas wish list! 🙂

  • Khalid Hosseini’s third book ‘And the Mountains Echoed’. His other two novels were thrilling.

  • Jamie

    The art of dreaming by carlos castaneda

  • Hayley

    And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseni!

  • abid shaikh


  • Boyka Petrova

    A nice relaxing book or a magazine/newspaper with a crossword 🙂

  • Hazel Collins

    I only have time to read on holiday so I do lots of research on books first to make sure it is really worth reading!! I love to read lots of different boos, fiction and non-fiction, but being transported to an exotic place with fantastic characters is simply the best! Happy reading everyone, an always make the most of every minute of your holiday xx

  • Vicfgh

    Really enjoyed ‘The paying guests’, by Sarah Waters

  • Some good questions there. Mostly I enjoy auto/biography and fiction. Learnng from other peoples lives and getting away from the world of work, but I interpsperse that with learning about the living world and how we can better help manage it sustainably

  • Sharon Welch

    Have a few James Patterson to keep me going on my hols

  • Lauren Sutherby

    Nothing better than a good paper book by the pool 🙂

  • Harrison Banks

    One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and The Iceberg, by Marion Coutts

  • Martin jevon

    Hi. I’m reading 500 mile walk is, a great tail about a mand and his dog walking the South west coastal path

  • Cathy Leahy

    I plan on reading Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

  • I’ve never used a kindle or digital device to read books on holiday! Would everyone recommend them? I’m quite traditional and like the experience of having the book.

  • Phil Rowlinson

    I will be reading No Safe House by Linwood Barclay. If you haven’t discovered this author yet I highly recommend. By the way..the survey here only takes 2 mins to complete.

  • Toni Barton

    Great website. First family holiday abroad booked through them. Can’t wait to relax and read my books, especially the latest from the hilarious Marian Keyes!

  • Alison Sanders

    I love to escape with a good book – a holiday is a great excuse to read, read, read and not feel guilty about it! I will be taking David Nicholls’ ‘Us’ on my next break.

  • Vee

    Lee Child’s Personal, Emma Healey’s Elizabeth is missing and Conrad’d Heart of Darkness

  • Michael Gregg

    Nothing beats a good book to help me unwind during travelling and at the pool or beach.

  • Jan

    The Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson

  • A good autobiographical travel story, such as Wild – recently made into a film

  • LSP

    I often get books as birthday/Christmas presents that can keep me going all year without having to buy a book myself.
    I will be reading 100 Acts of Minor Dissent by Mark Thomas

  • Ursula Hunt

    My best all time book is A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry


    How wonderful to couple a fight of delight with a flight of fancy

  • vaidux

    David Mitchell “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet”,
    Norman Davies “Vanished Kingdoms”.

  • judy hardie

    I am going to re-read the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

  • f s ward

    river of time.

  • I want to read the Book Thief next…

  • Jaki M

    The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

  • Charlotte Hall

    The Good Life, Martina Cole !

  • Claire Davies

    Brilliant competition 🙂 All entered, thank you very much!

  • Daniel Todd

    Desert God Wilbur Smith

  • Deborah Dartnell

    I love a three book saga and I am currently reading Raymond Feist Shadow of a Dark Queen – and its a 4 book set – so happy days, I would hate to be without a book, so I take my Kindle as well….

  • Paul

    American Sniper by Chris Kyle sounds very gripping!!

  • Ann Furey

    I like to take a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. This year I have Donna Tart’s “The Goldfish”, David Nicholls “Us” and Karen Joy Fowler’s “We are all completely beside ourselves” downloaded on the Kindle and am looking for my non-fiction – a couple of biographies would be good.

  • Debra Winfield

    I’m reading Muddy boots and Silk Stockings by Julia Stoneham, set in 1943 England.

  • Laura Todd

    Stress free reading on a beach, one of best moments in life…

  • Adeline Sheradelia

    Gonna get my hands on The Virgin Way, by Richard Branson.

  • Michael H

    I like to see what other holiday makers have left behind in the hotel “library” and find some little gems to read!

  • Nancy Bradford

    A detective novel like Michael Connelly or SciFi aka Steven King.

  • Sheena Banks

    I am going to read American Sniper next week when I am off to Krakow.

  • jackie talbot

    The Sunrise – Victoria Hislop

  • James Lockwood

    I completed the survey.

    My favourite novel, and the book I shall re-read on holiday as I usually do, is The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky

  • Mark Allen

    I’m looking forward to Harper Lee’s ‘Go set a watchman’ to come out, just in time for my hols

  • Lyndsey Beckford

    I like to start by reading a guide book for the place I’m visiting to make sure I don’t miss out on visiting any interesting places and sights.

  • maria vince

    good survey

  • g boateng

    I like reading autobiographies, it gives me a glimpse into the lives of people I admire.

  • Richard Leahy

    Vince Flynn – The Third Option

  • kayleigh white

    Followed the survey and my choice owuld be: Personal by Lee Child

  • I can’t wait to catch up on all the books I want to read on holiday. I’m most excited about Hausfrau by Jill Essbaum

  • Oksana Fitzgerald

    I will read Martina Cole The Good Life.

  • I like to read fact or fiction about the place I am heading to / in.
    Enjoyed the movie so I bought Alex Garland’s The a Beach and that will be my next travel read.
    I like paper books on my shelf but when my kindle died I bought a new one because it’s great for commuting and travel.

  • John

    American Sniper

  • Joe

    James Patterson

  • Mike Gerrie

    Survey Done, Fingers crossed

  • Alice S

    I like DK Guides, when visiting somewhere new. I’m currently reading the “Outlander” series, by Diana Gabaldon.

  • Annita

    I let you go by Clare Mackintosh

  • Hannah Igoe

    Panther is the book I want to read

  • James Collett

    The first read of my time away will be A Wizard of Earthsea, which has accompanied me in one form or another for the last 10 years!

  • Andrew Seaman

    The Godfather x

  • Kristyn Harris

    The Emperor Waltz by Philip Hensher

  • Martina Pichova

    Girlie stuff – books where I don’t have to think too much.

  • Luca

    The girl who wasn’t there.

  • David Pithie

    The Game of Thrones series at the moment, also the latest Jack Reacher.

  • Dot Walker

    I plan to read ‘Us’ and ‘The girl on the train’ whilst I’m on holiday

  • pauline

    I will be reading the ten thousand things john spurling

  • Keith Hunt

    Books ready for the family cruise

  • Carol Portas

    I’m saving ‘The woman who stole my life’ for my next holiday

  • Gavin Davies

    Personal – Lee Child

  • Tina

    The Girl on the Train

  • Jen Webb

    Loved American Sniper. Also love Chick Lit that transports me into a different world x

  • roley martin

    I would love to read Angels and demons! I know Im a bit behind in getting around to it, but my missus recommends it, so I think that’s what I’d choose to read 🙂 X

  • Greig spencer

    UNDER THE DOME- stephen king

  • Chris Minko

    Any Arthur C Clarke

  • Juliet McArdle

    The Woman who stole my life by Marian Keyes

  • Solange

    so look forward to read a good story on holidays

  • Christine Caple

    One of Catherine Alliott’s books, and also travel guides.

  • Molly R

    I’ve downloaded War and Peace to my Kindle, but I know I won’t get anywhere near half-way through it on hoiday!

  • Janet Humphrey

    Love Henning Mankell books for holiday reading

  • kalsoom amer

    I normally read the inflight magazines and latest books like 50 shades of grey or harry potter books

  • Lydia

    Any Lee Child books. Silly, but great fun.

  • Rachel

    I’ve just been away and managed to get through 11 books – highlight of every holiday is a chance to devour some books!

  • Pauline Dring

    A Trick of the Light by Sebastian Faulks

  • Donna B

    Anything light and relaxing 🙂

  • Pip

    My problem is finding enough room in the suitcase for a spare pair of knickers and a toothbrush once I have packed all the books. One for my desert island would have to be Jane Austin.



  • Neil Loy

    American Sniper. I do love a good book on a nice Beach and if getting there is £350 from Opodo Vouchers- count me in. nelboy960@hotmail.co.uk

  • beck

    The Girl on the Train

  • Steven K

    Still to finish Wheel of Time sequence, volume 12 next!

  • P Wendy Clayton

    As i have never read any of the Harry Potter books (or seen the films) my plan is to read the whole series whilst on holiday.

  • Rachael Goodwin

    I’d love to read Girl on the train and finally finish Tess of the d’Urbervilles


    I love the classics so Great Expectations will be my summer read

  • Alex Marshall

    Bring me the sunshine!!!!

  • Margaret

    a recommended drama like The Kite Runner

  • Sarah Elizabeth Dunne

    I love reading Sci-Fi / Fantasy while I’m in the coffee shops in Amsterdam, or maybe on the beach on a nice day.

  • Susan B

    Lynn Grabhorn’s book ‘Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting’ is becoming very well travelled. I like to take it with me on holiday as it’s the only time I can properly relax and practise those good vibrations.

  • Silvia

    Treasure Island

  • Ashobi Finni

    I would like to read ‘I know why the caged bird sings’ by Maya Angelou. I first read it on holiday 14 years ago and was fascinated and would love to read it again as an adult

  • Amanda Borley

    The Girl on the train

  • Ian Buckingham

    Holidays are the time to catch up on the reading that often takes a back seat whilst working! The latest Patrick Gale lies waiting to accompany the next trip!

  • Sofia

    Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Murakami Haruki

  • emma harding

    I’d like to read Wicked on holiday. Or my husband keeps nagging me to read the Shannara books by Terry Brooks.

  • Christine ODonnell

    The Good Life by Martina Cole

  • David Bell

    To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Game of Thrones epricetemp at gmail.com

  • Denise Walker

    Finders Keepers by Stephen King

  • The Cake Shop In The Garden by Carole Matthews.

  • The Stranger by Harlan Coben. Great competition, thanks :o)

  • Shirley Evans

    Any thing by Stephen King or Dean Kootz

  • Robert Trees

    A glass of wine, a good book and a warm evening on the hotel balcony-Heaven

  • Zara Conteh

    I’d like to read Mockingjay in time for the film release later this year

  • Margaret McLaughlin

    Looking forward to a good book and relaxing this summer.

  • helen sahl

    Any Kelley Armstrong.

  • Anthea Holloway

    The Time Traveller’s Wife – I love it and could read it again and again!

  • Alison Burns

    I usually take a few different books; a mix of some crime and some lighter ‘brain candy’ for when I’m lazing about.

  • Annette Benjamin

    I’m going to read The Girl on the Train.

  • Ceri Mitchell

    I always start the holiday reading magazines to persuade my brain to relax, then I like to move on to the latest Harlan Coben or Linwood Barclay


    Five people you meet in heaven……..not sure who the author is.

  • Sheri Darby

    I’ve done the survey

  • Lawrence Conway

    Latest from Gerald Seymour

  • Probably will be picking up The Girl on the Train or Finders Keepers by Stephen King

  • Joe

    Probably will get 13 Days Of Midnight by Leo Hunt

  • Jenna Hegarty

    David Mitchell’s most recent novel

  • Lucy C

    Gone Girl – everyone’s talking about it!


    WIFE IN THE NORTH BY Judith O’Reilly

  • judith c

    survey completed

  • Catherine White

    Marian. Keyes new book, I luffs her, she makes me laugh out loud

  • David F

    Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Patrick Smith

    Looking at hiking the Appalachian Trail so I’m going to be reading a lot of books and blogs about it!

  • Susan P

    I’d like to read Girl on the train.

  • Laura K

    Love being transported to another world with a good book!

  • Simon Wong

    A classic – will be re-reading The Grapes Of Wrath by Steinbeck!

  • Andrew Bowman

    Tales of the City – Armistead Maupen

  • Love being totally immersed in a good book!

  • K Jones

    I would never go anywhere without a paper travel guide. They are worth every penny and great for learning about the place you are travelling through during journeys and hotel pit stops!

  • becky knott

    Survey all completed!
    Fingers crossed for some vouchers…. i can get myself a new guidebook to go with my next trip then!

  • Cathy

    I treat myself to something I’ve wanted for a while in the airport bookshop but I also fill my case with books bought at charity shops before I travel – and leave them for others to enjoy rather than bring them home

  • Lois

    Love historical fiction. Hilary Mantel, Philippa Gregory both brilliant.

  • chris williams

    I will be reading fifty shades of grey as haven’t read it yet, but enjoy any romances as long as they are gripping and enjoyable

  • Mary Baldwin

    I’ll be reading You Will Never Find me by Robert Wilson as I’ve heard good things about it.

  • Kellie Faggle McIntyre

    Karin Slaughter

  • Sandra Foreman

    Anything by Jane Green or Martina Cole

  • Shelby Wigmore

    ”The Good Son”, brilliant first novel by Irish author Paul McVeigh

  • Dionne Monarch

    My fave holiday read is a room with a view by E M Forrster.

  • brenda heads

    Lee Childs – Personal

  • karen d

    Go set a watchman by Harper Lee

  • Leanne B

    The Kill Room, Jeffery Deaver

  • ISABELL whitenstall

    I will be reading the latest Lee Child novel

  • Christine OPrey

    The Secret by Rhona Byrne

  • Gemma Langley

    The 60 minute family

  • Kerryanne Atkinson

    I tend to “easy read” when on holiday, to enable me to totally relax, generally something lighthearted and funny! Although in saying that I do love a John Grisham!!

  • Leanne Dempsey

    The Girl on the Train

  • Patricia Fraser

    Nicholas Sparks – The Longest Ride

  • Kim W

    I love anything by Sophie Kinsella, she’s very funny

  • Natalie Crossan

    White Teeth by Zadie Smith

  • The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson – although this would have to be for *next* summer as it isn’t yet released.

  • Karen Nagle

    I loved reading Notes From An Exhibition by Patrick Gale so I’d really like to delve into another Patrick Gale book such as A Perfectly Good Man. I have a Kindle but I still prefer the feel of a proper hardback book.

  • Monika S

    I will be reading Ronald Dahl since we got a whole series for my son. Will be great to come back to childhood

  • Laura Caraher

    Gone Girl Gone as I haven’t got around to reading it yet and everyone raves about it

  • Maria Adlam-Apps

    I will be reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

  • Kelly Hirst

    I usually only read magazines on holiday.., I treat myself to a pile at the airport

  • Sam Furniss

    Milo’s Run by Danny King

  • constantine lerounis

    the survey could have been more detailed

  • Lydia Houghton

    I’m trying to catch up with some old classics so I’ll probably go for something like Wuthering Heights or The Grapes of Wrath.

  • Philippa

    The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins

  • Haryati M

    Hoping to finish reading the Hunger Games trilogy this holiday before Mockingjay 2 is released in cinemas.

  • Nigel Kent

    I’m feeling lucky, awesome site.

  • Gary

    Too many books. Not enough holidays!

  • Andy W

    Tripwire, by Lee Child

  • Alison Clough

    Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee, as I loved reading to Kill a Mockingbird at school

  • L Ozkorucu

    I’m totally addicted to James Patterson – fantastic author!

  • Dale Dow

    all done

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