Our top choices for the bank holiday weekend!

Our top choices for the bank holiday weekend!

Here at Team Bookends, we’ve rounded up our top reading picks for the long May bank holiday weekend! What will you be reading?

Maybe This Time by Jill Mansell

‘This one has been on my to read pile all year and I can’t wait to finally have some free time this bank holiday weekend to fully immerse myself in the new Jill Mansell! The book follows Mimi as she encounters unexpected love…but is it meant to be?’
Ellie, Team Bookends

Buy Maybe This Time here!

FOUR by Andy Jones

‘My Bank Holiday pick is FOUR, the latest gripping novel from Andy Jones with a messy moral dilemma at its heart. The book follows three lifelong friends, Mike, Sally and Al – approaching their fortieth birthdays, each with their share of heartaches and regrets – who take a weekend trip to Brighton with Faye, Mike’s carefree, young girlfriend. A story of old loves, missed chances, and one reckless night with far-reaching consequences, this book will have you pining for a (hopefully less eventful!) getaway to the seaside this weekend.’
Amy, Team Bookends

Buy FOUR here!

Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

‘There’s no better escapism than being swept up in this whirlwind of a novel and finding yourself in the land of Oz! Told from the perspective of the author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife Maud, this richly told story from Elizabeth Letts takes you backstage on one of the most famous movies ever made, and lifts the curtain on a tale of love, magic and one incredible woman. The perfect read to sweep you away this bank holiday!’
Hannah, Team Bookends

Buy Finding Dorothy here!

The Hideaway by Sheila O’Flanagan

‘The Hideaway is the PERFECT summer reading book – so why not start your summer this weekend? The Spanish location is truly escapist, as the novel sees Juno have a shocking and life-altering revelation. Juno might have run away from her secrets, but the past isn’t finished with her…’
Ellie, Team Bookends

Buy The Hideaway here!

The Lost Son by Prue Leith

‘Get inspired this weekend by Bake Off judge Prue Leith’s wonderful new novel The Lost Son. This story follows the Angelottis – a family of Italian cooks and restauranteurs, as they deal with the devastating consequences of the son given up for adoption during the war returning to the fold. Be enticed by the gorgeous foodie description, but stay for the heart warming family narrative. And with the long weekend at your fingertips, why not whip up a delicious Italian dish to work your way through as you devour the book!’
Hannah, Team Bookends

Buy The Lost Son here!

A Cure for Heartache by Mary Jane Grant

‘The other book I’ll be dipping into this Bank Holiday is A CURE FOR HEARTACHE, writer Mary Jane Grant’s uplifting book about moving forward and learning to live in the moment after her 25-year marriage came to an abrupt and painful end. From the bustling cafes of Camden and the pastel-coloured streets of Primrose Hill, to the sun soaked vineyards of the south of France, her journey leads her to rich new experiences that she could never have imagined in her old life. Beautifully told, this is a story about what happens when you embrace life, whatever it may bring, with surprising – and joyful – results. The perfect heartwarming read to get lost in this long weekend!’
Amy, Team Bookends

Buy A Cure for Heartache here!