8 Perfect Vacation Reads

vacation reads

Just picture it:

You’re in a beach chair, listening to the waves crash on the shore. There’s an ice cold beverage next to you, and you’ve got the best book in your lap.

What are you reading?

Now, my recommendations for vacation reads are surprisingly similar to those books I love to share with people. I’m a creature of habit, I guess. Who says you can only read certain types of books when you’re on vacation anyway? With that being said, here are your perfect vacation reads, fit for any location.

vacation reads overview


Big Little Lies – This was a super quick read. Don’t binge watch it on HBO…read it!

The Good Girl – Another book that I read quickly. It ends with a plot twist that I didn’t even see coming!

The Woman in the Window – Have I raved enough about this? A girl at work ended up reading it and was telling me how much she loved it.

Gone Girl – An “oldie”, I know. This may not be the hot new read this summer, but it’s still an amazing read. While you’re at it, read Sharp Objects or Dark Places, both also by Gillian Flynn.


Wild – My mom did not even a little bit like this book, but my sister and I both loved it. It’s a nice read if you’re up for a journey and the saddest page in literature that I have ever read.

Carry On, Warrior – Thank goodness for Glennon Doyle. There are some great lessons in this book. Again, if you’re looking for a pick-me-up.

Bossypants – This is one of my favorites! I gave my mom a copy before she went on a cruise, and she embarrassed my dad with how much she was laughing at the pool.

It’s Not Okay – I needed this book, even if I didn’t know it at the time. If you’re a fan of The Bachelorette, or Andi Dorfman in general, it’s an enlightening read. This summer, Single State of Mind.

Wherever you go on your trip, even if it’s just down the street to the pool, grab one of these perfect vacation reads to escape the real world for just a little while.

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