What to Read Next Based on Your Vacation Destination

No matter what you have planned for your summer vacation, the number one most important vacation accessory is a book! (Or multiple books.) But which book(s) should you bring with you on your trip? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered with our handy vacation and book pairings! Read on to learn which book you should read based on your summer vacation destination.

Going Nowhere Fast

Even if you have no upcoming vacation plans, you can always take a vacation of the imagination with the help of a fun YA novel! Nicola Yoon’s latest YA romance, Instructions for Dancing, is the perfect book to take you on a trip without actually leaving home. It’s got everything: an engaging main character, romance, heartbreak, a fun mission, and even a touch of magic. You’ll be transported by this amazing story in no time!

Instructions for Dancing

Instructions for Dancing

By Nicola Yoon


"A charming, wholehearted love story that's sure to make readers swoon."—Entertainment Weekly

"Nicola Yoon writes from the heart in this beautiful love story."—Good Morning America

“It’s like an emotional gut punch—so beautiful and also heart-wrenching."—US Weekly

In this romantic page-turner fro...

A Beach Vacay

There’s no more perfect pairing for a trip to the beach than The Kissing Booth #3: One Last Time by Beth Reekles. If you loved the previous Kissing Booth books (or the Netflix move adaptation!), you’re sure to love this latest installment, which takes place at Elle’s family beach house during her last summer before college.

The Kissing Booth #3: One Last Time

The Kissing Booth #3: One Last Time

By Beth Reekles

The third book in The Kissing Booth series - soon to be a Netflix film this summer starring Joey King, Jacob  Elordi and Molly Ringwald!

Elle is spending the summer before college at her family beach house with her boyfriend Noah and best friend Lee hoping to have the best summer ever--until new choices about college make her question what her heart really wants. Will Elle have to choose between her best friend and her boyfriend?...

A Swanky Resort

Got a fancy resort or hotel vacation planned for this summer? Then be sure to bring a copy of Room Service by Maren Stoffels with you. This horror novel, which features friends celebrating a birthday weekend at a fancy hotel, is full of suspense, twists, and revenge.

Room Service

Room Service

By Maren Stoffels

Be careful what you order. Full of menace and suspense, this is horror at its best--and a trade paperback original!

A fancy hotel + no parents = party time for four friends celebrating a birthday weekend. But when an uninvited party guest seeking revenge turns up, the fun quickly turns into a nightmare.

Underlined is a line of totally addictive romance, thriller, and horror paperback original titles coming to you fast and furiou...

A Remote Retreat

Be it the lake or the mountains, if you’re going on a remote vacation and want to give yourself the chills, check out Small Favors by Erin A. Craig. The story is about a remote town surrounded by a forest, which houses mysterious creatures of town legend. It’ll definitely help set the scene (and creep you out of your wits!) if you’re looking for an atmospheric read.

Small Favors

Small Favors

By Erin A. Craig

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the critically-acclaimed author of House of Salt and Sorrows comes a mesmerizing and chilling fairy-talesque novel about Ellerie Downing, a young woman in a small town with monsters lurking in the trees and dark desires hidden in the shadows—in Amity Falls, nothing is more dangerous than a wish come true.
"Unique, enchanting, and haunting."—Brigid Kem...

Summer Camp

Your summer camp experience may be a little different from Avery’s, the main character of Sunkissed by Kasie West. For starters, she’s begrudgingly at a camp with her family and is trying to get over a best friend betrayal of monumental proportions. There’s also a spark between Avery and one of the staff members. Even if your summer at camp is a bit more arts ’n’ crafts and whiny campers than self-discovery and moving on, you can live vicariously through Avery if you bring this book with you!



By Kasie West

A lighthearted and swoony contemporary YA romance by fan-favorite author Kasie West about a girl who finds that a summer spent at a family resort isn't as bad as she imagined . . . and that falling in love is filled with heartache, laughter, and surprises!

Avery has always used music as an escape. But after her best friend betrays her, even her perfectly curated playlists can't help her forget what happened. To make matters worse, her parents...

A Road Trip

If you’ve got a road trip planned for summer vacation and want to make sure everyone stays awake for their driving shift, be sure to bring That Weekend by Kara Thomas to take turns reading aloud as your car cruises along the highway. It’s a suspenseful page-turner that’s sure to keep everyone engaged!

That Weekend

That Weekend

By Kara Thomas

"A bold and expertly plotted page-turner." --Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie

From the author of The Cheerleaders, comes a thriller about best friends on a weekend getaway that goes horribly, dangerously wrong.


It was supposed to be the perfect prom weekend get...

Grab Your Passport (and Book)!

Heading abroad for an international vacation? Don’t forget your passport, fanny pack, and a copy of Under a Dancing Star by Laura Wood, a fresh retelling of Much Ado About Nothing set in Italy!

Under a Dancing Star

Under a Dancing Star

By Laura Wood

Steal away to Italy for a hot summer, a sexy dare, and a romance that was never supposed to happen. For fans of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue and Love and Gelato -- this is the escapist read you've been looking for!

Bea is an outspoken English girl determined to break with family tradition and pave her own path. After embarrassing her parents at a dinner party designed to find her a husband, Bea is invited to spend an...

Visiting Family

Visiting family might not sound like the most exciting vacation, but there are worse things than a boring family trip . . . like the family drama that takes place in E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars. Bring this book with you on your family trip for an entertaining read and to remind you during low moments that maybe your family isn’t so bad after all.

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition

By E. Lockhart

The New York Times bestseller We Were Liars is now available as a not-to-be-missed hardcover deluxe edition! Whether you know how it ends (shh . . . don’t tell!) or have let too many seasons go by without discovering the truth about the Liars for yourself, you will want to get your hands on the exclusive new content in this deluxe edition.

And act fast: the first printing is signed by the author!

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