Books to Take on Vacation with You

Stepped into a puddle of slush on your way to work? Seen one too many friends posting pictures of their mojitos? Time for a vacation! It is March Break here in Ontario, after all… Here are a few suggested reads to take with you for the flight, the beach and anything in between!


Cemetery Road by Greg Iles

A good, suspenseful page turner is a must-have on vacation. If you need some entertainment on your flight and crime thrillers are your jam, Cemetery Road by Greg Iles is for you!

Marshall McEwan, well-known DC journalist, returns to his Mississippi hometown to care for his terminally ill father and face the unfinished business of his past.  But by the time Marshall grasps the long-buried truth about his own history, he would give almost anything not to have to face it. The story unravels alongside murder, secrets and corruption that could shake the foundations of the U.S. Senate.

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No Beast So Fierce by Dane Huckelbridge

If you’re more of an adventurous traveler, look no further than No Beast So Fierce by Dane Huckelbridge.

One part pulse-pounding thriller, one part soulful natural history of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, acclaimed writer Dane Huckelbridge’s No Beast So Fierce is the gripping, true account of the Champawat Tiger, which terrified northern India and Nepal from 1900 to 1907, and Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter who pursued it. Drawing upon on-the-ground research in the Indian Himalayan region where he retraced Corbett’s footsteps, Huckelbridge brings to life one of the great adventure stories of the twentieth century.

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The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Do you like to see history come to life when you read and travel? The Huntress will whisk you away. Take a ride on the Wiener Riesenrad, the Ferris Wheel constructed in 1897 in Vienna. Feel the chill of the wind as you ride along with the Night Witches in Moscow.

In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth in a backdrop of beautiful 20th century Europe and America.

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Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

While you’re soaking up some sun or taking the train to your next destination, Beautiful Bad is all the entertainment you need.

From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, 16 years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 9-1-1 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime.

Find out what has gone so terribly wrong in this beautiful home.

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Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson

If you’re a sucker for the romance and nostalgia of travel, follow Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr as she leaves London for France to escape the constraints of English aristocratic society.

A few years after the Great War’s end, the City of Light is a bohemian paradise teeming with actors, painters, writers, and a lively coterie of American expatriates who welcome Helena into their romantic and exciting circle. Among them is Sam Howard, an irascible and infuriatingly honest correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Dangerously attractive and deeply scarred by the horror and carnage of the war, Sam is unlike any man she has ever encountered. He calls her Ellie, sees her as no one has before, and offers her a glimpse of a future that is both irresistible and impossible.

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Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Looking for books to occupy a tough-to-please teen on your family vacation? Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds is the perfect choice.

When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack. But then Kate dies. And their story should end there. Yet, Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind. Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it.

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Wings of Olympus by Kallie George

If you’re travelling with the kids and you need a bit of quiet-time, Wings of Olympus by Kallie George will take them on an adventure through Greece without them having to leave your side.

High on the slopes of mighty Mount Olympus, among the sun-splashed meadows and sparkling waters, glide the winged horses of the ancient gods. Here up high is normally no place for a lost, parentless girl like Pippa. But once every hundred years, the gods and goddesses descend to the mortal realm to choose jockeys for their winged horse race—and Pippa is one of the lucky children chosen to ride.

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Happy reading,


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