Holiday #TBR Choices…

I’m about to head off to Switzerland for the weekend, and, of course, need a book to keep me company. Is it even a holiday if you don’t have a book with you? Hell, is it even a Thursday?!

There are a ton of things on my TBR, but I’m currently torn between two: The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams (Hodder & Stoughton) or A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle (Penguin).

The Dragonbone Chair Tad Williams

The Dragonbone Chair is high fantasy, and comes highly recommended by pretty much everyone that’s read it. Or who likes fantasy books. But do I want fantasy while I’m on holiday? Isn’t a holiday it’s own kind of fantasy? And, to be honest, the book is just so enormous, I’m concerned for my back health… I’ve been wanting to read it forever though.

A Year in Provence

A Year in Provence is a lighter read, travel non-fiction, about, surprisingly enough, Peter Mayle’s year living in Provence. It sounds like fun, and it seems appropriate to read a travel book on holiday – even if it has nothing whatsoever to do with where you’re going.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

 

 

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. I don’t know either of these books and though I’ve always heard great things about Williams’ books, it does seem a little hefty for a holiday read? So my vote’s on the light non-fiction!

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  2. The Dragonbone Chair is brilliant, but I agree with Kathy it is a bit big for a holiday read. Save it for your return!

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  3. john l. says:

    Ave not read, but heard abstracts from, and comments on, A year in Provence, albeit some time ago, and it sounded worth reading.

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