Between the two of us we’ve been doing a lot of traveling this summer. Vacations or work trips make for a great time to get in some serious reading. There’s always long stretches in the car or wait time at the airport. Here are a few of the books we found to be perfect trip companions…
A Trick of the Light, Louise Penny – Cozy mysteries are just good fun no matter what but the lighthearted nature of these stories makes them perfect on-the-road-reads. The Armand Gamache series will take you to Three Pines, Quebec where you’ll experience a vacation within a vacation.
The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith features one of my favorite private detectives in books. Cormoran Strike is interesting, flawed, likeable and a pretty sharp private dick.
Bone, Jeff Smith – I have to suggest a graphic novel because they’re a cinch to get through and so much fun to take in your carry on bag. Bone will have you following these zany characters out of Boneville and into the unknown village of Barrelhaven. The adventures just keep on going from there.
The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins (Author) Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, and India Fisher (Narrators). The main character is sometimes sympathetic, but oftentimes a self-pitying mess. She is an emotional wreck, and at the end of reading this book, I felt like I had been through an emotional ringer myself after going through all of Rachel’s ups and downs with her.
Three Times Lucky, Sheila Turnage – This is a great audiobook for a family road trip because everyone can enjoy it. It’s a middle grade story that even the adults in the family will love. Miss Moses LoBeau is the sixth grader heroine in Tupelo Landing. She and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III race to solve a town mystery to save her beloved Colonel and find sweet Miss Lana- the only two people she can call family.
Have you been on vacation this summer? What did you read?