Looking for books to bring on holidays this year? Check out these babies..


It’s the first week in June and for many of you holiday season is fast approaching- and what’s better than lying on the beach with some good books? Nothing in my opinion. Get ready to load up your Amazon cart ladies, because I’ve got my pick of the best holiday reading for you to feast your eyes upon.

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill. 


O’Neill’s debut novel is set in a frightening dyostopian future where girls are not born, they’re made. Brought up in Schools, they are taught the only three options available to women: to be the perfect wife; a concubine, who will sexually service men for the duration of her life; or a chastity, who will teach the next generation of girls their roles.

The story is told through the eyes of Freida, who, now that her time at the School is at an end, is petrified of not being chosen as a companion, and is dealing with one of her only friendships is falling apart.

It’s been hailed as both a witty and unsettling story by the Daily Telegraph and I really can’t wait to get my hands on this!

Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht.


Before social media took off in a really big way in the fashion industry, there was the twitter account DKNY PR Girl, an anonymous venture that started back in 2009. Aliza Licht was the voice and brains behind the operation and now she’s created a multi-million dollar social media empire. This book chronicles her rise to fame as the enviable PR girl, as well as dishing out advice on how to rock your career. I’ll take all the advice I can get.

Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes.


Pretty Honest has been hailed as a “witty, wise and truthful beauty handbook for real women on what works in real life,” and I’m so excited to pick up a copy. Hughes offers realistic advice for the time-poor woman, drawing on 20 years of wisdom and advice. It’s both a beauty instruction manual and a love letter to makeup. I’d normally never purchase this sort of book, but this seems to be a beauty bible and I need it in my life.

What books are you guys lusting after? Make sure to let me know in the comments!


  1. September 28, 2015 / 9:05 am

    Definitely in need of picking up Louise O’Neill’s book as well! Haven’t seen an Irish author so highly praised since, well ever!

    • wildechic
      September 28, 2015 / 7:27 pm

      It sounds awesome! Great to see a successful female author getting the praise she deserves!

  2. Claire Kane
    September 28, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    Louise O’ Neil and Sali Hughes have been on my list for sometime. I work in Social Media so that Leave Your Mark book is being purchased when I get home!!! Thanks for the tip. Great post as always, Lauren x

    • wildechic
      September 28, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      Thanks Claire! Can’t wait to get my hands on them!

  3. foxxie52
    September 28, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    Only Ever Yours sounds really interesting. Off to the Play Store tonight to download it. God, I love the internet! You can get books instantly!

    • wildechic
      September 28, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      It’s awesome isn’t it? Enjoy the read!

  4. September 28, 2015 / 5:26 pm

    I’ve never heard of these books! But they sound quite good, I’m gonna have to add them to my list to read! 🙂 Thanks!

    • wildechic
      September 28, 2015 / 7:25 pm

      Always good to start a wishlist!

  5. September 28, 2015 / 5:37 pm

    Really interesting list. I could read all three of those – I like the sound of ‘A Handmaiden’s Tale meets Mean Girls’!

    • wildechic
      September 28, 2015 / 7:25 pm

      They’re three awesome reads, can’t wait to get my hands on them!

  6. September 28, 2015 / 5:54 pm

    Whoa I might need to make more time to myself and read! Pretty Honest sounds like something I should add to my little amazon wishlist! Christmas is coming 🙂

    • wildechic
      September 28, 2015 / 7:22 pm

      Time to start the wishlist!

  7. September 28, 2015 / 6:44 pm

    I really wish i could get into reading but i just never have time. Reading is something Id love to do more of. Well I say more I mean reading at all would be good.

    • wildechic
      September 28, 2015 / 7:21 pm

      It can be so hard to find the time, but even a few pages a day is something!

  8. September 28, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of them. I’ve been reading me men books, how to clean your dinosaur and mog’s ABC…. Is safe to assume I’m not in charge of the reading list so much these days!

  9. September 28, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    I don’t have any to buys at the moment (although the latest Lee Child would be good to read). I’ve got about 40 books still to read on my shelves and Kindle. Only one to go to finish my 52 book challenge for this year though.

  10. September 29, 2015 / 8:44 am

    I love reading and I am forever looking for new books to enjoy . They look like a great selection and are books I have not heard of before x

  11. September 29, 2015 / 8:48 am

    Some new ones for me to pick from. The Louise O’Neill one sounds like an interesting and challenging read. Currently though I’m rereading Harry Potter.

  12. September 29, 2015 / 12:24 pm

    I’ve never heard of any of these before. Saying that though Im not much of a book reader. I went into a Waterstones the other day to get books for Hayden – I felt lost.
    My mum on the other hand loves reading all kinds of books, I will show her this page when she’s back from Yoga.
    Thanks for sharing hun
    Charlotte x

  13. September 29, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    I feel bad that I haven’t heard of these books, but as much as I want to change this, I’m not a huge reader. They sound really interesting though. I use to love reading but since having my son I just seem to fall asleep before i get the chance. Enjoy reading them and thanks for bringing them to my attention 🙂

  14. October 1, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    I got my eye on the Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht. It looks really good and how cute is the cover?? 😀
    I never heard about these books before thank you for recommend them! 🙂

  15. October 1, 2015 / 9:20 pm

    some great book ideas, I wish I had the time to actually pick up a book let alone read one. As a busy mum reading seems like a thing of the past!

  16. Ickle Pickle
    October 2, 2015 / 9:57 am

    Oh gosh – I haven’t heard of any of these books! I just am out of touch with books and authors these days.Kaz