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Article  •  21 March 2022


Our top Easter long weekend reading picks

Looking to escape into a book this Easter long weekend? Here are our recommendations to truly help you unwind.

Between Easter egg hunts and feasts with family and friends, the long weekend is a time to take a break and relax. 

There's no better way to do that than with a book, and we're sharing our top recommendations to help you indulge in a bit of me time. 

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

This is the second novel in the record-breaking number one bestselling Thursday Murder Club series from the biggest debut novelist in recent history. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron team up once again after Elizabeth receives a mysterious note from a man with whom she has a long history. He says he is being hunted and needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very big mistake.

Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes

This novel is the author's long-anticipated sequel to Rachel's Holiday. After a stint in rehab, everything is looking up for Rachel Walsh – she has love, a family and a great job as an addiction counsellor. But when a man from her past reappears, her life wobbles. Is she about to learn no matter what our age, everything can change? We also recommend the audiobook as it would make a great road trip listen.  

Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

From America's most beloved superstar and its greatest storyteller, Run Rose Run is about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run. It is a story glittering with danger and desire, and a woman determined to do whatever it takes to survive. 

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller 

This New York Times number one bestseller is a magnificent literary debut about the myriad loves that make up a life. The story of Elle Bishop unfolds over 24 hours and across 50 years, as decades of family legacies, love, lies, secrets and one unspeakable incident in her childhood lead Elle to the precipice of a life-changing decision. 

Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

From the moment Daisy walked barefoot on to the stage at the Whisky, she and the band were a sensation. Their sound defined an era. Their albums were on every turntable. They sold out arenas from coast to coast. This is the story of their incredible rise: the desire, the rivalry - and the music. All you need is a weekend to get lost in this transporting novel. 

You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry 

Two friends. Ten summer trips. Their last chance to fall in love. People are raving about this book on TikTok, a gorgeous page-turner that is the perfect weekend escape. 

Everyone in my Family has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson

This is the must-read murder mystery of 2022. Benjamin has thrown out the crime writing rulebook and created this fiendishly clever blend of classic and modern murder mystery. This is a book any crime reader will absolutely love. 

Atomic Habits by James Clear

The life-changing million-copy number one bestseller is a revolutionary guide to using tiny changes in behaviour to transform your life. World-renowned habits expert James Clear reveals how the compound effects of hundreds of small decisions can cause real change. Learn how waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call, can completely revolutionise the way you live. 

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy 

A stunning picture book that is a reminder of what truly matters, as told through the adventures of four beloved friends. This is a very special book that has captured the hearts of millions of readers all over the world, and is a book of hope for uncertain times. 

Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi

Everything you love about Ottolenghi, made simple. Bursting with colourful photography, Ottolenghi SIMPLE showcases Yotam's standout dishes that will suit whatever type of cooking you find easy – whether that's getting wonderful food on the table in under 30 minutes, using just one pot to make a delicious meal, or a flavoursome dish that can be prepared ahead and served when you're ready. 

Atlas of the Heart audiobook by Brené Brown

Get inspired on your road trip with the major new work from the internationally bestselling author of The Gifts of Imperfection and Dare to Lead. Listen in as she examines the 87 emotions and experiences that define us, and provides a compelling framework to help us all become more emotionally fluent and connected. 

Power audiobook by Kemi Nekvapil 

Reclaim your power and create a life of true joy and fulfilment with help from Kemi Nekvapil. Listen as she speaks about growing up in foster care and having the doors to opportunity closed to her because of her race and gender. Find out how she learned to make her own choices and use her voice without apology to create a bold, purpose-filled life. 

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