Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Vacation Reads

As I’m gearing up to hit the high seas on Friday, I've compiled a small list of books I’m going to read, or plan to read while on vacation. I get that beach books, or vacation reads are supposed to be books that aren't too complicated, light, flirty stories. But does that have to be what you take on vacation with you? I don’t think so. So here is what is on my Kindle queued up and ready:

Death Sentence (Book 3 in the Escape from Furnace Series) by Alexander Gordon Smith

Unwholly (Book 2 in the Unwind series) by Neil Shusterman

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

And my guilty pleasure—historical romance. Anything from the list of Mary Balogh that I haven’t read before.

Will I finish all of these books in 7 days? Probably not. But I got through 2 ½ books last year while on vacation so I know I can probably finish two of these. And while only the romance could maybe be classified as a “light” read, the rest are relatively short books, but have solid stories. There is something about sitting in a deck chair, listening to the ocean, and reading a good book. I can’t wait!

Take care and many happy vacations to you all!



  1. I'm so jealous! :) Sounds like great books though. I have too check out this Furnace series. Let me know what you thought of the series as a whole when you are done this last book! And the others. We are supposed to be starting Unwholly (by we, I mean the family, this one is a read-out-loud) this week, so maybe we will finish it around the same time. Have fun, Karen!

  2. Enjoy your vacation! Nice to see someone wants to read and not just laze around.

  3. Ooh, that sounds like a wonderful plan you've got there. Enjoy the reading, and the vacation!

  4. Those look like good books! Enjoy your vacation. I wish I could have read as much while I was on holiday. (:

  5. Hope you had a fun vacation! That Furnace series was mentioned before, but I've not yet read any.

    I read so slow I doubt I'd get one book finished on a vacation lol

    Sorry I am so far behind. Trying to catch up!

    Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink