Four books and authors to check out over the break
Now that all those exams are out of the way you can finally put your feet up and relax. If you are anything like me you will want to unwind after a stressful trimester with a cup of tea, a comfy seat and a good book. To help you on your way, here is my top 4 picks for books and authors you should check out over the break.
1. Stephanie Plum series
By Janet Evanovich
One of my all time favourite series is the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series. Filled with action, mystery, romance and some hilarious one-liners, this book has something for everyone. Set in Trenton, New Jersey, Stephanie Plum finds herself without a job and in desperate need of cash. She takes a job working for her cousin, Vinnie, as a bounty hunter, thinking this will solve all of her problems. Little does she know that chasing crims will lead her to getting caught up in some of Trenton’s greatest mysteries and get herself almost killed… a lot. She also has to navigate her complicated love life, deal with her tight-knit family and reign in her wild Grandma Muza. With so much going on, you will struggle to put this one down. This well established series released it’s 24th book this year, so there is plenty of material to keep you busy.
2. Anything by Zoe Foster-Blake
Zoe Foster-Blake has become a household name thanks to her successful career as an author, journalist, blogger, beauty editor and founder of skin care range Go-To Skin Care. She is also famed for being the wife of Hamish Blake, comedian and one half of popular radio duo Hamish and Andy. During her successful career she has published several fiction and non-fiction books including Air Kisses, Playing the field, Textbook Romance (Co-written with husband, Hamish Blake) and The Wrong Girl, which has now been picked up as a T.V. series on channel 10. If you love Zoe as much as I do, then any of her books would make for the perfect holiday read.
3. Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant
By Libby Herkness and Owen Beddall
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a flight attendant? You hear of flight attendants travelling to the most exotic locations, staying in luxurious hotels and meeting the most extraordinary people, but is it really as glamorous as most people think? This funny and interesting tell all book, takes you into the galley of an airplane, uncovering the true underbelly of the aviation industry, dishing the dirt on numerous celebrities, and revealing some of the more unusual situations that flight attendants find themselves in at 10,000 feet. Plus if you want some hints on how to get those coveted free upgrades, go out and get yourself a copy now. You will not be disappointed!
4. Open an Autobiography by Andre Agassi
If you are looking for an inspiring story or to learn a little more about a celebrity, sports star or political figure, than an autobiography might be for you. One of the best autobiographies I have ever read is Open an autobiography by Andre Agassi. His book talks in detail about his tennis career, his childhood, charity work and personal life including marriages to actress, Brook Shields and tennis star, Steffi Graf. The book gives an insight into what it is like to grow up as an elite athlete in the public eye, and the kinds of perks and burdens that come with being a celebrity. Throughout the book there are also beautiful photos of his family and friends and some of the big moments from his tennis career.
Happy Reading – Courtney Quast