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Then it’s time to curl up with a good book!

One of the greatest pleasures of getting away from it all on narrowboat cruise is having the time and space to curl up with a really good book. One of THOSE books, that you’ve always promised yourself you’ll get around to reading one day.

So, which to choose? There’s no shortage of suggestions, and while we don’t pretend to be literary geniuses, here are a few lists and sources we’d like to share with you. Hopefully, you’ll find your perfect book suggestion in them. Enjoy!

The Independent – 40 best books to read
A wide-ranging choice from classic Austen and Dickens to sci-fi, Kafka and Adrian Mole!

Esquire Magazine – 30 books every man should read
From Oscar Wilde to Murakami to Doris Lessing – reach outside your comfort zone!

Cosmopolitan’s “12 life changing novels”
Native American literature, a re-imagining of Snow White, and savouring small pleasures…

And for the kids, here’s the BookTrust’s “best” list

Happy Reading!