Beach reads to lose yourself

There is nothing better than discovering a book that you can’t put down, especially on holiday. We’ve rounded up a list of must-haves for the beach or reading at home, which can all be found at The Mall’s WH Smith stores. There is something for everyone from page turning thrillers to light hearted comedies.

Something in the Water – Cat Steadman

Something in the Water is a psychological thriller that captivates you from the very first page. While scuba diving on their honeymoon in Bora Bora, newlyweds Mark and Erin make a shocking discovery … one that unfolds into a wild page-turning ride!

The One – John Marrs

John Marrs’ novel is based around a modern way of dating: a DNA test that finds your perfect partner – the one you are genetically made for. It is a fascinating read with five narratives all based around their ‘one’ through the gene they share.

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine – Gail Honeyman

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine is a smart, warm and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey.

The Break – Marian Keyes

This heart-warming read is a story about Amy whose husband Hugh says he isn’t leaving her. He still loves her, he’s just taking a break – from their marriage, their children and most of all from their life together. This is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.

My not so perfect life – Sophie Kinsella

Kinsella is a go-to for fun, feel good reads and this book is no exception. Ambitious and devoted to her dreams, Katie left her family farm in Somerset in order to pursue her career in branding and promotion in her favourite city - London but as the title suggests Katie’s life is not as perfect as it appears on Instagram. Follow Katie as she picks herself up after losing her job, flat and London life and discovers what is really important.

Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

When Mia Warren and her fifteen-year-old daughter, Pearl rent a home from the Richardsons, a prominent Shaker Heights family – their lives become intertwined in ways they never could have imagined. This griping read has vivid characters and explores the complexity of mother/daughter relationships and we one you will not want to put it down.


For a bigger selection of summer reads and other holiday essentials pop into your local Mall.