Late spring and early summer are ideal if you want to visit one of Allens Caravans holiday parks. Whether you have your own holiday home to escape to on the weekends or you are hiring one for a while, the balmy weather and pleasant conditions make this time of year a popular one for caravaners.
Long walks around the countryside, lazy days on your decking or park-wide socials at the clubhouse are all part and parcel of life with Allens Caravans. Plus, the great attractions located conveniently close to all of our parks will ensure you have a jam-packed itinerary, however long your stay and whatever your interests.
But what can you do when April (…and May…and June) showers strike? How can you keep yourself occupied one evening? Well, try reading.
There is nothing cosier or more stimulating for your imagination than getting your nose stuck into a good book. From swashbuckling classics like Treasure Island and The Three Musketeers to period romances from Jane Austen and science-fiction masterpieces like the works of Jules Verne; there is something for everyone, and getting lost in your own literary world can make even a quiet night at the caravan seem like an adventure.
So in the spirit of Get Caught Reading Month (May), we have listed a few suggestions for your summer library, below.
For Your Classics Fix…The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Scarlet Letter is considered a literary classic, and it has everything you could want from a novel. Scandal, intrigue, romance, historical fact and well-constructed fictional plots. A young lady falls into disrepute in the New World and lives unravel around her…Is it witchcraft? Is it human weakness? Read it to find out.
For a Touch of Romance…Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
If ever there was a novel to enjoy whilst cuddled up with a cuppa or relaxing in the grounds of Wootton Hall, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is it. One of the most popular Austen novels of all time, this clever novel is both romantic and witty, in equal measure. You just need to read on and let the Bennett sisters and Mr Darcy whisk you off to the Regency era. Click here to view Wootton Hall.
For Puzzle-Lovers…The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
Professor Langdon became part of our cultural consciousness when The Da Vinci Code hit the bookshelves, and later, cinema screens across the world. The sensitive topics and conspiracies introduced in the novel, and in the series which includes Angels and Demons, sparked a lot of debate after the release. At the same time, the suspense, mystery and intrigue that fills the pages has captivated reading audiences for years. Definitely one to get stuck into.
For A Bit of Fun…The Guinness Book of World Records
Not a fictional work, but entertaining all the same. The Guinness Book of World Records is a long-standing and iconic reference book that catalogues extremes from across the world. Sporting achievements, personal accomplishments and everything weird and wonderful grace the Guinness Book. So whether you just want a laugh, or you need some inspiration for a bit of summer fun, take a gander.
For Great Fantasy…The Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien)
If you prefer getting lost in faraway lands and magic tales, Tolkien’s famous The Lord of the Rings series is a superb reading choice. You can read them all summer long, which is great if you plan on enjoying an extended break, or you can work your way through them slowly on evenings and weekends. Of course, there are always the films if you want an alternative, but whilst you’re lost in Worcestershire woodland or enjoying North Wales’ coastline, you might as well let yourself get lost in an equally magical landscape.
These are just some suggestions for your caravan library. Of course, your choices will depend on your specific tastes and interests, as well as whether or not you want tomes or just some light reading. Our list should be a good start though, even just for inspiration.
So pack your bags, throw in some books, and we’ll see you at one of our UK holiday parks!