Best books to read on vacation

The best books are great travellers’ friends as they make great company in all situations, from stressful airport waiting time airports to sunny beach days, the book will be there for you. If you are not a fan of carrying a book along due to its weight, check out our article about e-readers and it will be easy to decide which one to bring in your next trip. Now, when picking about which books to read, this sometimes can be a tough decision. You already have so many things to do and adding one more step can be stressful. That’s is why we have selected a list of best books to read on vacation and to make it even easier they are divided into four subjects: classics with travel plot, books turned into movies, best-sellers of 2017 and for all moods. Before your start our list of best books, make sure to snap a picture reading your favourite and tag us #flyuswithbooks as we want to see which will be your choice.

 

Travel Classics

A better way to start a list of best books to read on vacation is with books where inspiring travels are the main plot. Those five options bring to attention some travel literature classics written for recognized authors featuring trips that will make you book your next flight right away.

On the road – Jack Kerouac

First published in 1957, this one is still a classic when thinking about travel books. Nowadays is easy to hop on a car and travel the world, but in this book, especially considering the year, it is interesting how the characters get to travel through the USA experiencing the country in a new way. Go for it if you are a road trip lover.

On the road - Jack Kerouac

Rating: 4 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

The Great Railway Bazaar – Paul Theroux

Here is a story about Paul Theroux travel adventures by trains, but not just one line as in this book he recounts travels from London’s Victoria Station to Tokyo Central and also Asia’s famous Orient Express, just to name a few. Train travelers enthusiastic will be happy with this book in hand.

The Great Railway Bazaar - Paul Theroux

Rating: 4,5 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

The Sun Also rises – Ernest Hemingway

Set in 1920s, Hemingway brings the American expatriate life in Paris and Spain presenting a story about life and love. The scenery is also important for this book as a post-World War I background brings feelings to attention while visiting new places, this book offers the catch every traveler-reader expects.

Rating: 4 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

The Sun Also rises - Ernest Hemingway

 

A year in Provence – Peter Mayle

Back in 1980s when renting a house somewhere was not an easy job, Peter Mayle describes a desire most travelers have: living in a different place, even if only for a while. Get on board in this adventure living in one of the most beautiful areas in France, you will not regret it.

A year in Provence - Peter Mayle

Rating: 4,5 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

The geography of bliss – Eric Weiner

Eric Weiner describes himself as a “philosophical traveler chasing the intersection of places and ideas”, and that is what you will see in this book in which his journey looking for the world’s happiest places on earth is presented for readers. During a year he travelled to places to discover what make people happy, do you want to discover the secret?

The geography of bliss – Eric Weiner

Rating: 4 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

The book is better

Movies have been trying to adapt books to screen for a long time, but rarely they beat the feeling of reading and creating your own expectations, which is a priceless feeling. That being said, movies are there and readers continue checking out what they will bring us, but before you buy your next movie ticket what about exercising your imagination?

Murder on the express orient – Agatha Christie

The queen of mystery does not disappoint her followers and in this classic, she elevates any experience a mystery lover reader may have. Every page introduces new information for the puzzle, but the end always surprises. If you have not yet read it, it is time to go for it as in November 2017 a new remake will hit the theaters.

Murder on the express orient - Agatha Christie

Rating: 4,5 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

After a life crisis, a woman pursuit her inner self following three pleasures around the world: eating in Italy, praying in India and loving in Indonesia. The book not only shows how a travel can change a woman’s life, but it can actually affect yours. While the book was a big hit in 2007, the movie was launched in 2010.

Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

Rating: 4 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

The Zookeeper’s wife – Diane Ackerman

This book is based on the diary of Antonina Zabinski, who during the World War I saved 300 lives. The title gets named because her husband Jan Zabinski was the director of Warsaw Zoo. Even though the book was published in 2007, only this year it was released to theaters.

The Zookeeper’s wife – Diane Ackerman

Rating: 4 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

Wonder – R.J. Palacio

An emotional book about a boy with Treacher Collins syndrome and how life is for him and his family. Despite the fact that it is a success among teenagers, adults have been touched by Wonder. The movie hits the UK theaters in December 2017.

Wonder – R.J. Palacio

Rating: 5 out of 5 at Amazon.com

 

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

A trilogy which deserves all our respect, “The Hunger Games” books are difficult to put it down. It is impossible not to think about the universe created by Suzanne Collins without making a parallel with the world we are living in. The books became four movies: The Hunger Games (2012), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – part I (2014) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – part II (2015).

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Rating: 4,5 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

Best-sellers in 2017

We could not set a list with best books to read on vacation without the selection of best sellers for this year, according to Amazon.co.uk. In this list you will have classics authors with new additions to your library, as well as getting attention for past books which are in evidence this year.

IT – Stephen King

A book from 1986 is in the holophotes this year because its remake movie launched in theaters. Not different from most options by Stephen King, this thick book is a page turner for any author fans. Great option to read and then hit the movies.

IT – Stephen King

Rating: 4,5 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Another option from the past is back in evidence in 2017, this book about a society where handmaids must forget their lives and live as servant for a master. The book from this classic Canadian author brings feelings hard to deal with and has become a success again due to a series launched this year.

Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Rating: 4,5 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

Turtles all the way down – John Green

Five years after the phenomenon “The Fault in Our Stars”, John Green is back in 2017 with “Turtles all the way down” featuring a high school student with obsessive compulsive disorder. If you have read any John Green’s book, you will understand how deep and engaging his books are and trust us, this won’t be different.

Turtles all the way down – John Green

Rating: 5 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

The sun and her flowers – Rupi Kaur

This Canadian author is the complete artist. In this book she is responsible not only for the poems but also for the drawing. “The sun and her flowers” is her second poetry book and is already a success, poems are usually short but intense in feelings. if interested in poems, reading her first book “Milk and Honey” is great advice and chances are high it will soon be your next book.

The sun and her flowers – Rupi Kaur

Rating: 4,5 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

The Origin – Dan Brown

Follow professor Robert Langdon adventures again, but now in Bilbao, in the new book written by Dan Brown. As all stories involving the professor, this won’t be different and will present suspense and history. If you have ever read any book by this author, probably you are already waiting for this next story that is going to catch your attention.

The Origin – Dan Brown

Rating: 4 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

Best Books For all moods

If after browsing among the options above you still can’t decide which are the best books for your next vacation, here are a few extra one for all moods and probably one of them will catch your eye. It is already noted that mysteries and thrillers that are well written have a big impact on readers, but in this list, we have more genres which can be a fit for you on your next vacation.

Into the water – Paula Hawkins

If you are a fan of “The girl on the train” book, which by the way it is a thriller difficult to put it down, you probably are waiting for this new book by Paula Hawkins. In the story, Jules doesn’t pick up the phone when her sister calls and after that she discovers her sister is dead. It continues at a pace in which even you will grasp for air.

Into the water – Paula Hawkins

Ranking: 3,5 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine – Gail Honeyman

A normal girl from Glasgow who avoids social events and spends most her weekends always the same find in others her best self. Don’t think it will be easy, as it only starts when a friendship with two Raymond and Sammy grows, and the three of them start to grow fond of each other breaking the isolation barrier they had lived in.

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine – Gail Honeyman

Ranking: 4,5 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

The Alice Network – Kate Quinn

Two girls and two wars are brought together in this historical novel. A female spy and an American socialite find each other and together they try to find the truth. This book is emotional and brings back an era where love and sadness were walking together, unfortunately painful, it has become touching. If you are into historical stories involving wars, this is a great book for you.

The Alice Network – Kate Quinn

Ranking: 4,5 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

The Vacationers – Emma Straub

It could be a novel about a family trip to the Spanish island of Mallorca, but actually, it goes deeper into feelings and what keep people together, or apart. It is a book full of heart and yet a touch of humor while following what happens to this family, the thing is that this story could happen to any family.

The Vacationers – Emma Straub

Ranking: 3 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

Watch me disappear – Janelle Brown

A thriller wraps up our list of best books to read on vacation to catch your attention in the story involving a dad and daughter dealing with the loss of their wife and mom, Billie Flanagan. Even though they never knew what really happened, she was considered dead by them until the daughter starts to have dreams about her mom.

Watch me disappear – Janelle Brown

Ranking: 4 out of 5 at Amazon.co.uk

 

Which will be your choice? After deciding on your next book adventure, it is time to book your flight and hotel with www.flyusanywhere.com, for an easy and fast way to find the better deals. Just make sure to grab your best books and board your next trip as soon as possible.

 

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