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 throw a party! Draw inspiration from the stories in House Party edited by justin a. reynolds. In it, ten bestselling, critically acclaimed authors deliver interconnected stories that follow a group of young adults over the course of a few wild, transformative hours at an epic house party. This could be your best staycation ever!
A Beach Vacay
There’s no more perfect pairing for a trip to the beach than Picture-Perfect Boyfriend by Becky Dean. With two strangers, one tropical island, and lots of lies, this funny beach romance is just the light-hearted beach read you need.
A Swanky Resort
Got a fancy resort or hotel vacation planned for this summer? Then be sure to bring a copy of Never Coming Home by Kate Williams with you. This thriller novel, which features elite influencers at a brand-new, invite-only resort, is full of secrets, lies, and revenge.
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 Stranger Danger by Maren Stoffels. The story is about three teens who find themselves in the middle of nowhere, with no internet and a killer hunting them down. It’ll definitely help set the scene (and creep you out of your wits!) if you’re looking for horror.
If you’re heading to summer camp looking for love, then make sure you bring along The Matchbreaker Summer by Annie Rains. It’s a summer camp rom-com about two teens with nothing in common who come together to help break up a romance and unexpectedly start one of their own. Even if love isn’t in the cards for you this summer, you can live vicariously through these characters!
A Road Trip
If you’ve got a family road trip planned for summer vacation and want to keep everyone in a good mood, be sure to bring Places We’ve Never Been by Kasie West to take turns reading aloud as your car cruises along the highway. It’s a sweet and swoony contemporary young adult novel about a cross-country family road trip that puts one girl and her childhood best friend on an unexpected road to romance!
Grab Your Passport (and Book)!
Heading abroad for an international vacation? Don’t forget your passport, fanny pack, and a copy of Love & Other Great Expectations by Becky Dean, where an American girl embarks on a competitive scavenger hunt in England—and along the way, meets a bookish British boy who might make the trip take some unexpected turns.
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 Family of 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.