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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.