It was David Ogilvy in Confessions of an Advertising Man who (roughly) said when on holiday read; but read something that's unrelated to work. Reading will keep the mind ticking over and give it space to de-clutter.
Asking round the office, we've pulled together some beach reads we will be taking with us this summer to depressurise to some near and some far-flung climes.
If you're looking for American urban grit and a fan of The Wire (as quite a few of us are) then David Simon's Homicide and the Corner have come highly recommended. Although looking out to a sunbright sea may be more therapeutic.
Wolf Hall, Man Booker Prize for 2009, has received mixed reviews by those who have already read it here. Although giving us a pretty vivid picture of the early 16th Century England some have found it confusing to follow at times. Compared to Joyce's Ulysees though, it's a doddle.