Thursday, 21 February 2019

I'm off on holiday again! - This time to Thailand!

I know it seems like only yesterday that I was posting saying I was back from Mexico, but I do have another holiday coming up and I'm off tomorrow. 

Five years ago on my 30th Birthday, I treated myself to a memorable holiday featuring my first time to America, first time on a cruise and I got to swim with dolphins on my birthday.  Given it was the best thing I've ever done for a birthday, I decided that every 5 years, I would treat myself to a new birthday holiday, hopefully somewhere different to my normal trips, or at least involving a first. 

So tomorrow I am flying off to Thailand.  I have never been before, and I'm spending the first week in Khao Lak, and the second in Phuket, in the Patong area, right in the centre.    And for my birthday itself I have an excursion booked to spend a morning feeding and bathing elephants. 

It has been about 14 or 15 years since I last went anywhere in the Far East, so to say I'm excited would be an understatement.  I'm hoping to do some boat trips too and see what else may crop up that may be exciting. 

Absolutely no idea how much reading I'll get done, but knowing me I'll have a kindle in my hand at every possible opportunity.   I won't though when I'm back be able to give you a list like last time of when all the reviews will be up - purely due to estimated lack of time! 

These are the paperbacks that I will be reading hopefully while I'm eating in restaurants in Phuket in the evenings, as I don't want to risk taking my kindle out and about in notorious night life areas! Plus I can always finish them in the mornings poolside. 

Now for the bit I seem to do each time I go away - let's give you all a look at my current review TBR - which is what I'll be using as a base to choose books from. 

If there are any of these that you think I should definitely read, then please let me know, I do keep the suggestions in mind, and often fresh eyes spot books that I may have completely bypassed for no apparent reason. 

So what do you think of these? Which are the must reads for while I'm away? Which would you like to see reviews of possibly between now and whatever my next holiday is?!

I'll be back on 11th March with a review of A Greek Affair by Linn B Halton - which I read on the previous holiday.  Don't forget to come back and look, its a fab book. 


  1. Have a fabulous time Rachel! Love the sound of Thailand. Looking forward to see your photos.Book wise I will pick Sleep from C.L Taylor. Happy Holiday!

  2. The Year of Starting Over is fabulous and really struck a chord for me, as I upsticks and moved abroad like the female protagonist. Have a fabulous holiday.

  3. Hope you have a wonderful time!
    So many brilliant books to choose from although I have just finished Sweatpants at Tiffanie’s and really enjoyed it!

  4. Ah, the choices! The Dickenson, Dunbar, Caplin and Stone are all on my list too. Have a fab holiday and Happy birthday Rachel. Xx


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