I get regular e-mail request from people wanting book recommendations, and the most common reason they give is that they are going on a vacation…and they want something to read! Of course, it depends on your personal tastes, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll enjoy these picks for your next trip.
1. Twilight by Stephanie Myer
Maybe you’re not into Vampires, or you hate reading the current “in” books, but let me make a case for this series in particular. First of all, it’s pure candy (I often call it “crack,” but whatever). It’s easy reading and highly addictive. There’s romance and excitement. Plus, if you happen to be in an airport or on an airplane, you’ll have several people around you who are interested in discussing the book with you, an added perk. I like to read the “in” books for this very reason, so I can talk to more people about what they are reading.
I reviewed this one recently, and I think it makes for a great getaway book because it’s about a group of women going on vacation! There’s something appropriate about reading about vacation while you’re on vacation. Read my full review here to learn more about the book. It’s an easy read but with some profound insights into marriage and women’s relationships.
3. The Mitford Series by Jan Karon
Without being sachrine sweet, these little books are light and portable but deliver meaningful messages about home, family, and community. The characters are loveable, and the plots are engaging enough to keep you turning the pages. Bring a couple and stay immersed in Mitford wherever you go. It’s like taking a piece of home with you on your travels.
4. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
I like to take along Philippa Gregory novels because they offer a little bodice ripping with a lot of historical intrigue and the obligitory rapid page turning. They’re great for long stretches where you want to sit on a beach or by the pool and sink into another world for awhile.
5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
This is a fun and not very intellectually demanding book about a woman who travels to India, Italy, and Indonesia, and it also fulfills that requirement that everyone has read it or is reading it (Oprah picked it for her book club). I like reading a travel memoir on vacation, especially if it’s about a location that I’ll be visiting. I feel like I’m joining the author on an adventure.
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