Books are always a staple in my vacation bag - even if we are just going to be gone for a couple days over the weekend. If you are looking for a few great books to read on your next vacation, here are 5 that I recommend.
I love a light, quick book to read while I'm traveling, and all of these lived up to that for me.
1. Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch - This is a Young Adult book, but even so, I absolutely loved this book. It was the perfect light, fun read for a weekend away. Even if you are reading at home, it made me feel like I was going on a vacation in my mind. It tells the story of 16 year-old Lina as she travels to Italy to meet her father for the first time. Throw in beautiful descriptions of Italy with family secrets and love stories, and it gave me all the feels. It's beautiful and adorable.
2. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones - This was an untraditional love story to me, written in an untraditional way - and I think that is what I loved most about it. It tells the story of Roy and Celestial, before, during and after Roy is sentenced to prison for a crime he didn't commit. I flew through this book - the multiple view points had me turning the pages as fast as I could to see what was going to happen next. This is also Oprah's newest book club pick.
3. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid - If you've read any of my previous blog posts or participated in my book club, you know how much I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by this same author. This book is different, but equally as good, in my opinion. Emma has to choose between her fiancé, and her husband - who she thought had died in a plane crash. Get your kleenex out for this one.
4. Still Me by Jojo Moyes - This is the 3rd book in the Me Before You series. In this book, Louisa travels to New York City to work for a wealthy family. I was a little hesitant to read this one because I didn't love the 2nd book, After You, but this one was as great as the first.
5. Goodnight From London by Jennifer Robson - This book takes place in London during the brink of WWII and is part historical fiction and part love story. I loved that this was a book with substance without being so heavy that it was depressing. It was a lighter read and that's what I loved most about it.
Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favorite books to travel with, or to take you on a virtual vacation? I'd love to hear below!
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