Books I am Taking on Vacation

I am lucky enough to be heading on a month long holiday that begins this Saturday! My parents own a condo by the beach and I will be spending my time there! This will leave me plenty of time to read so of course I will be bringing a few books a long with me.  There really isn’t a place in this town to buy books so I have to plan ahead! I am excited to be somewhere where I can’t buy books and I can knock some books off my TBR!


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mckenzi Lee


Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores. 

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson20820994

At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them. 

Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways . . . but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor. 

The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world. 

This radiant, award-winning novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once. 

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han


Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing. 


Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

30312860Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

28251243The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a sprawling epic in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love’s absence.






The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

21853621Despite their differences, sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Vianne finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her. 

As the war progresses, the sisters’ relationship and strength are tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Vianne and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.



I hope that I am bringing enough books! A lot of these are over 500 pages so I think I should be alright, but if not there are a few books at the condo that I can pick up as well!

32 thoughts on “Books I am Taking on Vacation

  1. I loved the Nightingale! Hope you enjoy your vacation and your readings! Looking forward to the review on The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, I’m so curious about this book.

  2. Month long vacation! That sounds heavenly!

    I’m starting The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue today. Super excited.

  3. That’s a very nice selection of books to have for a month long vacation. Also, I am super jealous that you get to spend a month at a condo by a beach. If I were going there for a month I would need to bring at least a dozen books with me, maybe more. I would be reading all the time! Have a nice time and I hope you enjoy your books.

      1. haha…yeah, it’s probably a smart idea to have a few bonus books along for the ride, just in case. Not having a bookstore nearby could be a bad thing if you managed to get through what you bring with you.

  4. I can’t believe you have a whole month of reading by a beach! I am so jealous! The covers on these are so beautiful as well. Will you be doing a review on any of these? I’ve started to become tempted by the Jenny Han books and would love to hear some thoughts on these.

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