For anyone brand new to my blog today, I’m heading to Banff for the May Long Weekend! My Favourite Places travel series will resume next Thursday! We have 13 hours of driving each way, and I will mostly be reading and relaxing while I am there with Loki! If it rains, as is to be expected, I don’t plan on wandering about to be soaked for no reason. So, I headed to the library and stocked up for the trip!
Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
This is the only book not from the library, I purchased this on Kobo! I want to read it before the film comes out in June, and I’m probably 5 months away on the waiting list. Henceforth, I bit the bullet and paid the $10 CAD for this! I have the following novel, After You, on audiobook to listen to afterwards. I’m pretty excited, not going to lie!
Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France, Stephen Clarke
I’m well into the time of the year when I dig into English history and royal biographies, and I’ve been considering this for quite some time. I’m interested to see how an Englishman who writes on French culture interprets the topic of France’s influence on the British monarchy!
A Weekend With Mr. Darcy, Victoria Connelly
I read the third in this series first, as I was able to collect it from the library earlier. (My review should be up next week.) Judging from the third, I don’t think reading out of order will be a problem. Connelly isn’t necessarily my favourite author in the world, but her books are relaxing and give you a bit of a break from the real world for a little while.
The Inheritance, Tilly Bagshawe
Trashy chick lit seems more than appropriate for a relaxing long weekend! Tilly Bagshawe is continually recommended to me on Goodreads, and I figured I might as well give it a shot. The Bagshawes (Tilly and Louise) haven’t really appealed to me greatly in the past, but who knows? Maybe this will be a good discovery!
The Art of the English Murder, Lucy Worsley
I watched this three part series from the BBC back in the fall of 2013 after I arrived home from Ireland. While a little grotesque, we can’t deny the fascination that the western world has with murder. (Although I must say, Making a Murderer doesn’t appeal to me at all…) Lucy Worsley is one of my favourite historians, I’m thrilled to finally be able to read this!
What do you read to relax? What one author transports you to another world for a few hours at a time? All recommendations welcome!