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?
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.
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?