Hello, bookish friends!
I recently just got back from a trip to the beach, and got some amazing books read! So, today I have compiled a list of some books that I think would be great to read on vacation, whether it’s to the beach, the city, the mountains… anywhere!
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
This was one of the books I read on my vacation, and it was obviously perfect! This is a friends-to-lovers opposites attract romance following Alex and Poppy, who have been best friends since college. Each year, they plan an elaborate “summer trip,” where they try to travel to a new place in the cheapest way possible. However, two years ago Alex and Poppy had a falling out, and the summer trip hasn’t happened since then, but Poppy is determined to make it happen this year. This was the cutest romance I’ve ever read. It gave me literal butterflies because the characters were so much fun and just meant to be together!
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
I have gushed about this book quite a bit on my blog, but that is because it is just so much fun! This is an enemies-to-lovers romance, following Olive and Ethan. After being the only two people to not become sick at a wedding, Ethan and Olive have the opportunity to take the non-refundable honeymoon to Hawaii. However, they have to pretend like they have just gotten married, and therefore madly in love. This was such a cute romance and I’ve actually read it twice already! This is a perfect book if you are looking for a relaxing beach or pool read.
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This is the newest release by Taylor Jenkins Reid, the author of Daisy Jones & the Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. This book follows the four Riva siblings in Malibu, who are all known for surfing. Every year, the oldest sister, Nina, throws a legendary party. But this year, it leaves Nina’s mansion in flames. I read a lot of reviews that said they were disappointed by this book, but I really loved it, even if not as much as some of TJR’s other books. I loved the family dynamics, I love the way TJR writes characters, and I loved the historical fiction and Malibu setting. This is a perfect summer read that you can take anywhere!
Cool For The Summer by Dahlia Adler
This is a perfect book to bring on vacation, because it is super short, super quick, and super cute! This follows Lara, who has been crushing on the school football star since… forever. Now, he is finally noticing her, which is everything Lara has ever wanted! Except, Lara met Jasmine over summer break, and can’t get her out of her head. Even worst, Jasmine has transferred to Lara’s school with no warning whatsoever. Now, Lara has to decide if she wants to be with the guy who she’s always loved, or the girl she can’t stop thinking about. I read this book in literally two days because it is such a short read, but a really important one too. Getting to watch Lara’s journey was really great and dealt with some issues I know a lot of high schoolers deal with.
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
I… love this book so much! This follows Evie, who has just watched her parents marriage crumble. After she finds out, she decides the true love doesn’t exist. That is, until Evie begins seeing visions of how a couple’s relationship begins and ends. In her journey to discover how this power came to be, Evie ends up a a family-owned dance studio, where she discovers she has a knack for dancing. And with that, she meets X, her charming dance partner. I loved reading about Evie. While this was a super cute book, it also had moments that will definitely pull at your heart strings, and an ending I did not see coming. This is a perfect book to bring on vacation if you want something with a little more substance, but will still make you smile.
Let me know what your favorite vacation reads are in the comments below!