In the summer, it is easy to fill your days with outdoor activities and your evenings relaxing around the BBQ with friends and family. But during the winter, when the days are cold and the nights even colder, what can you do to fill your spare time?
Snuggled up cosily in your residential park homes, with a comfortable blanket and a warming mug of tea or hot chocolate, the only other thing you need is a good book to pass the time.
With Christmas festivities winding down for another year and a few more days until the new year, reading is a wonderful way to make the most of a little free time.
Our picks will allow you to escape into another world and let the cold, dark winter nights slip by. We have chosen a selection of great books from a variety of genres, so whether you prefer a classic or a want to give a contemporary romance a whirl, there will be a book for you!
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
What better time to get stuck into a classic than during the long winter months? The shorter days mean that there is much more opportunity for reading at this time of year. This makes it the perfect time to pick up one of those classics you have always meant to read but have never got round to reading!
The Great Gatsby is one of the most notable classics in twentieth-century literature and is also the crowning glory of F. Scott Fitzgerald's writing career. A lavish tale of wealth and status in 1920s America, this novel is a stunning portrayal of the Jazz Age.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
If it's romance you are looking for this winter, have a read of Me Before You. A contemporary romance, the book tells the love story between two people who couldn't really have any less in common. A word of warning - the ending is absolutely heartbreaking, so make sure you have plenty of tissues at the ready!
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Orphan Train is a richly descriptive historical novel, based on the unlikely friendship that strikes up between a young girl and an elderly woman. Learn the captivating story of elderly Vivian's past, and discover this moving tale of upheaval and determination.
The Martian by Andy Weir
Let your reading transport you to another planet this winter, by getting stuck into The Martian. The book behind the recent film adaptation, this story tells the tale of a lone abandoned astronaut's struggle for survival. An excellent new induction to the sci-fi halls of fame.
All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
An award-winning bestseller, All the Light we Cannot See is a beautifully-crafted story set in occupied France during World War II. Packed with historical detail, touching storylines and stunning metaphors, this is a deeply moving historical novel which is definitely worth a read this winter.
Now that you have read our descriptions, all that is left to do is pick the book that takes your fancy, get cosy in your residential park homes, and settle down for a relaxing evening with a good book. Happy reading - and from all of us here at Allens Caravans - have a wonderful New Year!