Airporter Summer Reading List

Airporter Summer Reading List

We love summer here at Airporter – people start booking their summer travel, and we all start asking burning questions like: can I get away with a bikini? Flip flops or sandals? Should I pack my own beach towel or rent from the hotel? Would I suit a straw sun hat? And of course – what book to pack for pool side?

So here at Airporter, we have put together our Airporter Holiday Reading List – and we want you to be a part of it.

Here is a list of our staff picks, and we’d like to hear yours too. We have teamed up with Eason’s in Foyleside to create a competition with a difference! If you’d like to contribute to our Summer book recommendations in the comments below, you’ll be entered into a draw for 5 prizes worth £50 each – an airporter voucher for £30 PLUS an Easons’ gift card worth £20! Just let us know your recommendations here and we will put your name forward. The competition runs until 31st May 2019 and 5 winners will be chosen on 1st June.


My recommendation is “Little Girl Lost” by Brian McGilloway.

I love local author Brian McGilloway, in particular his book “Little Girl Lost”. It’s a couple of years old now, but found it really gripping – and I loved the local reference points.


For a good Crime fiction, I really liked “Before I go to Sleep” by S J Watson which keeps you guessing about who to trust all the way through. A close second would be “Because She Loves Me” by Mark Edwards.


For a good, light holiday read I really enjoyed Fur Coat, no Knickers” – funny, raunchy, and great fun.


My recommendation is “Cormoran Strike” series by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling).

I love for a good crime drama for my holiday read. I really enjoyed the “Cormoran Strike” series by Robert Galbraith (aka – JK Rowling!) and because there are several books you get really invested in the characters.


I really enjoyed “Anatomy of a Scandal” by Sarah Vaughan. Even though you have a fair idea of the outcome, it’s very much a political and court drama about consent, and how our understanding of consent has shifted over time.


I completely loved “I am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes. It’s a real spy thriller, full of espionage and tension.


For a “feel good” read, Caitlan Moran is my favourite. I read “How to Build a Girl” one Ibiza holiday and the follow-up, “How to be Famous” on my next Ibiza holiday! I love her female characters, who are honest, empowered, imperfect but unafraid.


My recommendation is “Teenage Kicks: My Life as an Undertone” by Mickey Bradley.

My books choices tend to be either about music or science fiction – preferably both! Loved “The ’86 Fix” – it combines 80’s references with time travel! On that vein I loved “Ready Player One” too.


As a Blur fan I really enjoyed “Bit of a Blur” by Alex James and of course, Mickey Bradley’s book “Teenage Kicks: My Life as an Undertone” was everything you would want it to be! I often choose non-fiction and recently enjoyed “This is Going to Hurt” by Adam Kay, which is a humorous and honest account of his training as a Junior Doctor.


My recommendation is “Her Name was Rose” by local author Claire Allan

I loved the local places that are mentioned, like Primrose! It’s a psychological thriller, it’s about obsession and where that leads. It’s really emotional and tense. I couldn’t put it down, but I don’t want to say more to spoil it for you!


My recommendation “Room” by Dublin born writer Emma Donoghue

This book was one I couldn’t put down – I found it to be both gripping and emotional


It is a psychological story set in one “Room” from a child’s perspective and the boy’s journey alongside his mother while being held captive and having no awareness of the outside world. The story being told from the perspective of a 5-year old boy. What truly held me in the book was his imagining of how get and then discovering the outside world after spending his life in captivity.


Great read if you like psychological reading – you won’t be able to put it down!


My recommendation “The Next Girl” from the Gina Harte Series) by Carla Kovach

A detective book wouldn’t normally be my cup of tea but this crime/thriller had me drawn in from the first couple of chapters which meant I couldn’t leave it down until it was finished.


It was that good that I had to read the next 3 books immediately, so a perfect holiday read. The plot and characters are just gripping especially Gina Harte who is the main character, she’s a strong female detective who is working on some of her own issues whilst trying to solve a missing person case which has been reopened after 4 years when a baby is left on a street corner with the same DNA.


The story builds nicely and the suspense factor is great! Loved how the story unraveled and kept you at the edge of your seat to the very end. The author wrote the story nicely letting you have an insight on all the characters thoughts (including the kidnappers!) which made it more gripping and helped to keep the anticipation at a high! This book is a definite must ready for people who are fans of crime fiction. Enjoy!


My recommendation is “The President is Missing” by Bill Clinton & James Patterson.

Brilliant thriller keeps you in suspense throughout the book, found it hard to put down. Excellent choice for a holiday read.


My recommendation is “Apple of my Eye” by Claire Allan.

I had really enjoyed her Name was Rose, but if anything Apple of my Eye is even better. Really gripping – right from the outset – and a great twist to it! I love her style and I love the local landmarks that pop up.


This is exactly the kind of book that I enjoy on holiday, but be warned – once you start this one, its very hard to put it down!