Top Vacation Books to Read

What to read on vacation? Featuring both fiction and nonfiction, this collection of vacation book suggestions and has something for everyone. Whether you’re a history buff or a mystery lover, get ready to turn some pages in time. There is perhaps nothing more relaxing than having a cup of coffee with a good book.

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

You know a tome is bound to be good when its author has produced numerous #1 New York Times bestselling books. Erik Larson is a favorite of almost every narrative nonfiction reader today and his latest takes us aboard the Lusitania as it’s entering a war zone. As always, Larson brings individual characters to life through vivid storytelling.

Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin

If you liked either of her books on happiness, you’ll appreciate Gretchen Rubin’s new work on the nature of change. She arms readers with a dynamic toolkit for making real change happen through the power of new habits. You’ll walk away with knowledge and inspiration for applying Rubin’s principles to all areas of your life, wherever you need it most.

The Bees by Laline Paull

Taking inspiration from popular dystopian series like The Hunger Games, The Bees is the dark yet thrilling story of a lowly insect who challenges the strict order of her orchard hive. The results of her actions can be disastrous, which is exactly what makes this bee’s story so powerful and moving.

What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir by Abigail Thomas

The best memoirs are ones that leave us nodding our heads in recognition while forcing us to look inwards with deeper self-evaluation, and perhaps compassion. This does just that and more while bringing to light the emotional and psychological acrobatics of dealing with loss, family tragedy, changing friendships, and slow, but very real, aging. Read this to experience the full spectrum of human emotion.

Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found by Meg Donohue

You don’t have to be a pet person to appreciate a good dog story. This novel follows the fascinating and all-too-human life of a pet bereavement counselor who suddenly has to go beyond her comfort zone when it comes to her professional world. A quick read that makes for good book club fodder.

Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny

This collection of 11 unlucky-in-love stories takes no prisoners when it comes to just how short-sighted, heartless, or crass people can be when it comes to romantic flings. We get the perspective of many different women and find something to sympathize with or at least understand in each one of them, whether or not we agree with their relationship decision making. It’s the kind of book where you catch yourself talking directly to the characters, and wishing they could reply.

Eat. Nourish. Glow.: 10 easy steps for losing weight, looking younger & feeling healthier by Amelia Freer

There’s nothing like spring’s gorgeous renewal to make one more inclined to rejuvenate the self. With step-by-step guidance for filling your cupboard with wholesome options, distinguishing good fats from bad fats, and ridding added sugars from your daily diet, Eat. Nourish. Glow. will make you feel enlightened, empowered, and motivated to make better choices. It comes with 25 recipes to try, like a delicious-looking monk-fish with a broccoli and ginger mash.

The Beauty: Poems by Jane Hirshfield

You needn’t be an experienced poetry reader to want to explore the wonders of Hirshfield’s tiny, written worlds. Whether read quietly in our minds or aloud for others to hear, the allure of these complexly conceived yet simply natured verses is easy to access. Take your time with these poems, and revisit them again and again to find new meaning.

Effortless Healing: 9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself by Dr. Joseph Mercola

For health enthusiasts who want to know more about natural remedies and the body’s own intuitive path to well-being, Effortless Healing is as informative as it is entertaining. Learn why breakfast isn’t for everyone, just how much fat you should consume each day, and what walking barefoot and laughing will do for you.

Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story by Mariam Gates

Any adult who’s enjoyed practicing yoga can attest to its calming, centering effects. And now kids can reap the benefits by incorporating a few poses into their bedtime routine. This picture book will show families how it’s done, with full-color illustrations and a rhyming sequence for eager readers. Nighttime might suddenly become ever so slightly more stress-free.

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The Best Books to Read on Fall Vacations – Parade

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Here Are the Best Books of 2016 So Far – TIME

Here Are the Best Books of 2016 So Far. As we reach the middle of 2016—and as readers pack their bags for summer vacations—it’s time to look back at some of the best books of the year so far, spanning novels and non-fiction. Here are some of the books published before June 1 that impressedᅠ…

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Gripping New Books To Pack On Your Next Vacation. There is no need to hide an anticipated comic issue inside your work of Important Realism. Tou can savor it in broad daylight. To celebrate these solstice-brought freedoms, we’ve wrangled up a few wild new books, books that are unlikely to be assigned …

 

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