3 Quick Reads {Road Trip Edition}

Audio books are my favorite way to pass the time on road trips and there are a few genres that I think work really well for reading on long car trips. I’ve highlighted my top three genres below. We recently drove down to Arizona from Utah and it got me thinking about some of my favorite road trip books as well. Here they are…

A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
(Non Fiction)

I seriously can’t recommend Bill Bryson enough. His books are so fascinating…and funny! They’re really great fun to listen to with someone else because they spark all sorts of great road trip conversations.

Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
(Contemporary Stand Alone)

Rainbow Rowell books are not really five star books for me but they’re still pretty good reads. Her books are feel good contemporary that still explore difficult topics and are easy to read in just a few hours.

Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie
(Cozy Mystery)

A cozy mystery makes a really great road trip book. Light-hearted with clever twists and quirky characters- the Hercules Poirot series by Agatha Christie is absolutely perfect.

BONUS: Comic Books

I love reading comic books on road trips! Current favorites are Lumberjanes, Saga, Amulet, and Giant Days.

Do you read during long car trips?



// Comments //

  1. Sue Jackson

    May 29

    Yes! We love listening to audiobooks on road trips! We used to take a 3-week long road trip every summer across the US with our sons, and we listened to all kinds of great audios – Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and A Series of Unfortunate Events (when they were all new!), and lots of other fabulous middle-grade and YA titles. Lots of great memories.

    Now, it’s just my husband and I – he prefers thrillers so I try to stockpile some for our trips!

    I like your list!


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