What shall I read on my holidays?

At this time of year, I always have the same dilemma – what books to take on holiday? I usually go for paperbacks for space/weight reasons, but this year I suspect I may have to break that rule. I've just ordered The Rule Book by Rob Kitchin from Amazon (as a result of enjoying his excellent blog From the Blue House), which seems to be a hardback. And via Twitter and the lovely Transworld account, I think I may be lucky enough to be in line for a copy of Joel Theorin's second novel, The Darkest Room, in which case that is going in my suitcase as well.

I've recently purchased paperbacks (phew!) by Michael Robotham– The Night Ferry and Shatter – on the basis of blog reviews and online discussion. I've also just received Katharine Howell's second novel, The Darkest Hour, thanks to the kind offices of CrimeFiction Reader (It's a Crime) and the publisher, Macmillan.

This is not going to keep me going for the whole duration, so any further suggestions, particularly of translated fiction, are very welcome – so long as suitable for holiday reading.