A Summer Vacation Reading List

It is the second week of summer vacation around here. We have yet to hit the pool. It has been rainy and cold. I need someone to tell June its summer!!! In desperation, we've opened carpentry school in our garage. I ordered a stack of art books from the library and are desperate for a few more bike trails to try around here!! 

We have one big trip and few small local vacations are the calendar this summer. I don't know about you but I love to find a great fiction book to take with me on trips. Something to read when the kids are busy by the pool or at night when we have a movie going. For vacation, I want a book I can instantly get caught up in. I don't want a lot of characters or complicated plots to think about. Just a good story and characters I can relate too. A book I can put down when the kids are fighting and pick right back up where I left off without re-reading the entire book. My goal for a good vacation read is the least amount of brain power with the maximum story quality. 

Need some fiction inspiration for an upcoming trip? 

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay 

This a book about an orphan who receives a benefactor but never meets this person face-to-face. They correspond by letter. This book is written purely in letter format which threw me off at first, but I really enjoyed it. I was instantly drawn into the characters. The story is engaging and honest. 

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell  

I've read through most of Rainbow Rowell's books this past fall and Eleanor and Park was my favorite. A YA book about two high school kids and the most unexpected love story. It is gripping and real. I felt all the emotions in this book, from tears to laughing. If you have a heart for high school culture, you'll enjoy this book. 

Husband Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband's Secret is about the unsolved murder of a teenage girl 20 years ago. Typical to Liane Moriarty's book, the character development is amazing and the storyline is brilliant. A page turner from the beginning and will have you guessing until the final pages how the book will turn out! 

What has been your favorite vacation read?

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