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What to read when you are on vacation?


Late this Fall my family is going on vacation. Something we haven’t done in a long time so needless to say we are excited! We will be driving (or should I say my super sweet Hubby will be driving) so I will have many hours to read as we travel.

Now I have promised my Hubby that I will be reading for fun. Usually if I am writing a review for a book I tend to stress out a little and we both want this to be a nice trip. So I will be filling up the Paperwhite with books I have been longing to read for the past several years. I just have no idea where to start!

According to Goodreads I own 1,073 (paperback and Kindle) that I have yet to read. Ouch. This is not counting the 1,052 books I haven’t yet purchase but still want to read. See the problem. Too many books to choose from!

This is where you can help.

Do you have any suggestion on how to pick books to read for fun?

Do you have any books that you would recommend I read?

Please leave me a comment with your answers or links. I will definitely appreciate any help you throw my way! When I finalize my list I will be sure to post it here. If you would like to check on what books I am reading or have finished or have yet to get to please feel free to Follow/ Friend me on Goodreads.

I have finally compiled a list of books from your suggestions as well as what my daughter wants me to read and a few that I have been longing to dive into. We have also narrowed down the dates when we will be gone and then I added a few more days before and after so I can help the kids pack and to do laundry when we come home.

November 15 – December 8

Plenty of time to read and still have a fun time!


Here is the list (so far):

1.            Born of Silence (The League, #5)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon 

2.            Cloak & Silence (The League, #6)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon 

3.            Fire Bound  (Belador #1.5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love

4.            The Curse (Belador #3)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon 

5.            Rise of the Gryphon (Belador, #4)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon 

6.            Infamous (Chronicles of Nick, #3)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon 

7.            Inferno (Chronicles of Nick, #4)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon

8.            Time Untime (Dark-Hunter, #22; Were-Hunter #9; Hellchaser, #5)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon 

9.            Styxx (Dark-Hunter, #23)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon 

10.          The Desperate Game (Guinevere Jones, #1)  by Jayne Castle

11.          The Chilling Deception (Guinevere Jones, #2)  by Jayne Castle

12.          The Sinister Touch (Guinevere Jones, Book 3)  by Jayne Castle

13.          The Fatal Fortune (Guinevere Jones, #4)  by Jayne Castle

14.          My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)  by Rachel Vincent

15.          If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)  by Rachel Vincent

16.          Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)  by Rachel Vincent

17.          With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)  by Rachel Vincent 

18.          Until I Die (Revenants, #2)  by Amy Plum

19.          Die for Her (Revenants, #2.5)  by Amy Plum

20.          If I Should Die (Revenants, #3)  by Amy Plum

21.          Taken by Storm (Raised by Wolves, #3)  by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 

22.          Shadow’s Claim (The Dacians, #1)  by Kresley Cole

23.          Poison Princess  (The Arcana Chronicles #1) by Kresley Cole

24.          Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles, #2)  by Kresley Cole

25.          Raphael/Parish (Bayou Heat, #1-2)  by Alexandra Ivy

26.          Bayon/Jean-Baptiste (Bayou Heat #3-4)  by Alexandra Ivy

27.          Talon/Xavier (Bayou Heat, #5-6)  by Alexandra Ivy

28.          Sebastian/Aristide  (Bayou Heat #7-8) by Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright

29.          The Transfer: A Divergent Story (Divergent, #0.1)  by Veronica Roth

30.          Divergent (Divergent, #1)  by Veronica Roth

31.          Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story (Divergent, #1.5)  by Veronica Roth

32.          Insurgent (Divergent, #2)  by Veronica Roth

33.          Allegiant  (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

34.          Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10)  by J.R. Ward 

35.          Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)  by J.R. Ward 

36.          Rapture (The Fallen Angels, #4)  by J.R. Ward 

37.          Possession  (Fallen Angels #5) by J.R. Ward

38.          Jace (Shadow Wranglers, #3)  by Sarah McCarty 

39.          Slade (Shadow Wranglers, #4)  by Sarah McCarty 

40.          Caden’s Vow (Hell’s Eight #6)  by Sarah McCarty 

41.          Crux by John Shepard

42.          Bitterblue  (Graceling Realm #3) by Kristin Cashore

43.          Star Cursed (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #2)  by Jessica Spotswood

44.          On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1)  by Samantha Young

45.          An On Dublin Street Christmas (On Dublin Street, #1.5)  by Samantha Young

46.          Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street, #1.6)  by Samantha Young

47.          Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2)  by Samantha Young

48.          Last Kiss Goodnight (Otherworld Assassin, #1)  by Gena Showalter

49.          Black and Blue  (Otherworld Assassin #2) by Gena Showalter

50.          The Darkest Craving (Lords of The Underworld, #10)  by Gena Showalter

51.          The Stone Prince  (Imperia #1) by Gena Showalter

52.          A Perfect Darkness (Offspring, #1)  by Jaime Rush

53.          Out of the Darkness (Offspring, #2)  by Jaime Rush

54.          Touching Darkness (Offspring, #3)  by Jaime Rush

55.          Burning Darkness (Offspring, #4)  by Jaime Rush

56.          Beyond the Darkness (Offspring, #5)  by Jaime Rush

57.          The Darkness Within (Offspring, #5.5)  by Jaime Rush

58.          Darkness Becomes Her (Offspring, #6)  by Jaime Rush

59.          The End of Darkness (Offspring, #7)  by Jaime Rush

60.          Shadows (Lux, #0.5)  by Jennifer L. Armentrout

61.          Obsidian (Lux, #1)  by Jennifer L. Armentrout

62.          Onyx (Lux, #2)  by Jennifer L. Armentrout

63.          Opal (Lux, #3)  by Jennifer L. Armentrout

64.          Origin  (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

65.          The Cursed  (League of the Black Swan #1) by Alyssa Day

66.          School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

67.          Austentatious  (Jane Austen’s Diary) by Alyssa Goodnight

68.          Dragon Mine  (The Hidden 0.5) by Jaime Rush 

69.          Darkfever  (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning

70.          Bloodfever (Fever, #2)  by Karen Marie Moning 

71.          Faefever (Fever, #3)  by Karen Marie Moning 

72.          Dreamfever (Fever, #4)  by Karen Marie Moning 

73.          Shadowfever (Fever, #5)  by Karen Marie Moning 

74.          Iced (Dani O’Malley, #1, Fever, #6)  by Karen Marie Moning 

75.          Significance  (Significance #1) by Shelly Crane

76.          Accordance (Significance, #2)  by Shelly Crane

77.          Defiance (Significance, #3)  by Shelly Crane

78.          Reverence (Significance, #3.5)  by Shelly Crane

79.          Independence (Significance, #4)  by Shelly Crane

80.          One Lucky Vampire  (Argeneau #19) by Lynsay Sands

81.          Archangel’s Legion  (Guild Hunter #6) by Nalini Singh

82.          After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris

83.          Dark Witch  (The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts

84.          How to Drive a Dragon Crazy  (The Dragon Kin #6) by G.A. Aiken

85.          A Tale Of Two Dragons  (The Dragon Kin 0.5) by G.A. Aiken

86.          Rescue My Heart  (Animal Magnetism #3) by Jill Shalvis

87.          Unleashed  (The Amoveo Legend #1) by Sara Humphreys

88.          Untamed  (The Amoveo Legend #3) by Sara Humphreys

89.          Undone  (The Amoveo Legend #4) by Sara Humphreys

90.          Eternal Blood  (Mark of the Vampire #2.5) by Laura Wright

91.          Eternal Captive  (Mark of the Vampire #3) by Laura Wright

92.          Eternal Beast  (Mark of the Vampire #4) by Laura Wright

93.          Eternal Beauty  (Mark of the Vampire #4.5) by Laura Wright

94.          Eternal Demon  (Mark of the Vampire #5) by Laura Wright

95.          Eternal Sin  (Mark of the Vampire #6) by Laura Wright

96.          Welcome to Last Chance  (Last Chance #1) by Hope Ramsay

97.          Home At Last Chance  (Last Chance #2) by Hope Ramsay

98.          Last Chance Beauty Queen  (Last Chance #3) by Hope Ramsay

99.          Last Chance Bride  (Last Chance #4) by Hope Ramsay

100.        Double Enchantment  (Relics of Merlin #2) by Kathryne Kennedy

101.        Enchanting the Beast  (Relics of Merlin #3) by Kathryne Kennedy

102.        The Fire Lord’s Lover  (The Elven Lords #1) by Kathryne Kennedy

103.        The Lady of the Storm  (The Elven Lords #2) by Kathryne Kennedy

104.        The Lord of Illusion  (The Elven Lords #3) by Kathryne Kennedy

105.        The Cowboy Takes a Bride  (Jubilee, Texas Series #1) by Lori Wilde


(Some of these books have not been released yet and since they are preordered and will be in my Kindle before we leave I have gone ahead and added the.)

Still quite a list but that way I have plenty to choose from. If you have any more suggestions please don’t hesitate to let me know what that is! Or if you would like to join me and keep track of the books you will be reading during this time let me know!

Update #1 

Update #2

12 thoughts on “What to read when you are on vacation?

  • Take long books with you that you don’t have time for during normal weeks! When you’re on a vacation that’s the best moment to dig into some books you’ve been putting off for a while (:

    From your shelves, I’d recommend the Fever books by Karen Marie Moning. They’re very engaging and I breezed through them all, one after the other.

    Good luck picking books to bring with you! It’s always hard to pick just a few

  • Tina B says:

    Have a great vacation!
    I don’t have any suggestions on how to pick what to read next. I’m a mood reader, so my taste varies almost daily. Lol.
    Here are some of the ones that you have on your list that I’ve read and enjoyed…
    On Dublin Street series by Jamie McGuire, Captured Hearts by Heather McCollum, anything by Cynthia Eden and I’ll come back and suggest more if I see ones that I’ve read. 🙂

    • Tina B says:

      Poison Princess (this has a cliffhanger ending) & Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole, Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh (though you my want to start with the first book), Marked by Elisabeth Naughton.
      Enjoy them! 🙂

  • Oh my, you have a lot of books on your to-read list. I recommend taking a few different genres, because you never know what mood will strike. And just take books that look fun, and that aren’t too long – you don’t want to get too caught up in the book and not spend enough time just being on holiday!

  • Dani says:

    I have been wanting to read the Fever books for awhile. Great suggestion! Thanks!

  • Dani says:

    Awesome suggestions! They are being added to the list…. 🙂

  • Dani says:

    Great advice! Thanks!! 🙂

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  • Kazen says:

    Ooo, looking at your shelves I can recommend Divergent. Not only is it gripping and will help you tune out any craziness happening in the back seat but you’ll be able to go to the movie guilt-free when it comes out next year. 😀 Have a great time!

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