Prior to going on holiday at Easter I asked the good folk of Twitter if they could recommend any books for me to relax with. My school had endured a heavy term including an Ofsted visit and I really needed to relax and recharge myself for the coming term. I was overwhelmed by the response from everyone and promised to put the books together in a crowd sourced blog. So here it is. Relax and enjoy the hard earned holidays and read some non educational books during your time off. 

Thanks everyone for your contributions 

@thosethatcan A Monster Calls. Patrick Ness
Books by Naomi Alderman
@manwithadog Bring up the Bodies/Poirot 
@thosethatcan The Universe Versus Alex Woods
@jobadge A Prayer for Owen Meany. John Irving
@jobadge Life after Life. Kate Atkinson 
@seniritapinpon The Book Thief 
@josepicardoSHS Shadow of the Wind. Carlos Ruiz Zafon
@damianainscough The Glass Room. Simon Mawer
Anything by Montalbano
@ccpb59 Mariana Ruiz Zafron
Inconvenient People. Sarah Wise
@karen_macg. House Rules. Jodi Picoult
The One Plus One. Jojo Moyes
The House we Grew Up In. Lisa Jewell
@wclou The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Rachel Joyce
@dubanddog The Shock of the Fall. Nathan Filer
@westyorkskat. And the Mountains Echoed. Inhaled Hosseini
@krenz77. Last One to Die. Tests Gerritsen
Blood Runs Cold. Alex Barclay
@lancslassrach. Anything written by Tracey Chevallier
Cuckoo’s Calling. Robert Galbraith
@2000_barber. Anything by Mo Hayden. (crime)
@psychedgirl. Fallen. Karen Slaughter
Damaged. Alex Kava
@chatlottehills7. Rooftops. Helen Oyeyemi
Life after Life. Kate Atkinson
@ukliteracy. Fight Club. Chuck Palahniuk
Skagboys. Irvine Welsh
@rachelrossiter. Secret Life of Bees. Sue Monk Kidd
@morgankollis. Divergent, First Love. James Pattison
@hrogerson. Green Rider Series. Kirsten Britain
@phoebeBlogs. Life after Life
@mathematical. Room. Emma Donahue
Anything by Maeve Binchy
Butterfly Lion. Michael Morpurgo 
Anything by Mary Wesley 
Cat’s Eye. Margaret Attwood 
@tstarkey1212. The Wild Sheep Chase. Haruki Murakami
@tstarkey1212. Anything by Haruki Murakami
@josepicardoSHS One Hundred Years of Solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
@PaulGarvey4 Ulysees. (a very challenging read)
@clemstew. Sea of Stories. Rushdie.
@jillberry102 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
@jillberry102. The Next Step in the Dance by Tim Gautreux
@jillberry102. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
@jillberry102. The Truth Commissioner by David Park

I hope some of these books are interesting for you as you relax over the Summer holidays. Please do relax, we get our holidays for a reason, to rest for a few weeks and then plan for September. Happy holidays everyone.