Top 10 Books to Take on Vacation

If you’re like me, one of the reasons you look forward to vacation is because of it is the one time of year that you know you’re going to get to read.  I love getting lost in a story and frankly will read the good, the bad, and the boring.  However, I don’t want you to get stuck on vacation with a boring book so I’ve put together this list of the top 10 books to take on vacation.

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Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen

This is an absolutely hysterical ready!  Essentially it is about a woman’s revenge on a telemarketer, but oh, my gosh, I laughed so hard!


A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands

A Quick Bite is a romance novel full of adventure, love, and humor.  It is an easy and enjoyable read.  My favorite thing about Lynsay Sands’ vampire novels is her unique take on the origin of vampires.  She is the only author I have read with a scientific explanation on the mythical vampire.


The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

This is an exciting suspense novel about the disappearance of two 7 year old girls.  It will definitely keep you guessing on the edge of your seat.  Incredible read!


Autumn by David Moody

In case you didn’t know, I’m a horror junkie.  Movies, books, comics… I love it all.  This is a fantastic zombie horror book!  David Moody is able to capture the confusion and danger of a world turned on its end.  This is the first book of the Autumn series but they are all great reads!


Starters by Lissa Price

In this futuristic mystery a war has killed everyone between the ages of 20 and 60.  The children have no rights and most of them have no money or home.  This forces some of them to try to earn money by renting out their bodies to Enders (the seniors with power and wealth).  The company renting the children has a more insidious plan, however.


The Paper Marriage by Susan Kay Law

This is a novel that delves into the tough choices in marriage.  The main character’s husband has been in a coma for 12 years of their marriage due to a tragic car accident.  This is a great story about faithfulness and healing.


Because I Remember Terror Father I Remember You by Sue William Silverman

This is a gut-wrenching memoir about Silverman’s sexually abusive childhood and subsequent survival.  It is guaranteed to make you cry but also give you hope.  It is an excellent and emotional read.


The Game by Monica Hughes

Reprinted in 2010 with an updated title and cover, this is another futuristic novel where young adults are disposable once they have left school.  The world is a bleak and strictly controlled place where impoverished citizens are forced to scavenge.  One group of friends is offered a chance to make money by playing a virtual reality game that soon turns deadly.


Appointment with a Stranger by Jean Thesman

This is an older book so it is only available in paperback, but it is a terrific read.  The main character is saved from drowning by a mysterious stranger while staying with her grandmother.  Although no one in the small town knows the stranger she continues to be drawn in deeper and deeper by him.  I have read this so many times, my copy is well worn and loved.


False Memory by Dean Koontz

It seems that most people fall on one of two sides of Koontz.  They either love all of his works or hate them.  I, of course, am the exception in that while I enjoy a few of his works, I am not impressed with his entire repertoire.  False Memory, however, is an incredible read.  I couldn’t put it down.  It is one of the best mysteries I’ve read.

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