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Bailey's Top 20 Books to Read in Iso

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​​​​​​Inspired by the arts, Bailey is passionate about the art of reading, writing and all things literary. 

When you stay at Bailey, you'll find a book sitting on your minibar. This book is a mystery novel, wrapped in brown paper and tagged with clues, courtesy of our partnership with Blind Date with a Book. When you unwrap the book in your room, the book is yours to keep and $16 will be charged to your hotel account. We donate 100% of the profits to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

While we're staying safe at home, with loads of extra time on our hands, it's the perfect moment to get back into reading. Not sure where to start? No worries, here's what we're reading and recommending to get you through iso: 

  1. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
  2. Carry the One by Carol Anshaw
  3. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  4. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  5. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
  6. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing 
  7. Without a Trace by Lesley Pearse
  8. Sophie's Choice by William Styron
  9. The Complete Lyrics by Nick Cave 
  10. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  11. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
  12. The Italian Matchmaker by Santa Montefiore
  13. To Name Those Lost by Rohan Wilson 
  14. The Big Rewind by Libby Cudmore
  15. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  16. The Gringo Champion by Aura Xilonen
  17. Mikhail and Margarita by Julie Lekstrom Himes
  18. The November Criminals by Sam Munson
  19. The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi
  20. The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel García Márquez