Top Ten Tuesday: Books That’ll Take You on a Vacation

With the currently state of the world, this is the only most of us will be traveling for awhile.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

This weeks actual topic was about book titles. But I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired by that prompt so I decided to switch it up and do something a little more summer-y instead.

The first book on this list is the inspiration for this entire post. Because it left me desperately wishing I could fly somewhere. Sadly that’s still not super feasible so I’ll just keep living vicariously through this amazing characters.

Here are 10 books to sweep you away on a fictional vacation.

1. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

Destination: Everywhere!

The heroine in this adult contemporary romance travels all over the world. She writes for a both a blog and a travel magazine and her trips are amazing. Plus the romance in here is swoony as hell. Seriously, friends to lovers doesn’t get any better than this.

2. Truth or Dare by Danielle Allen

Destination: Tropical Island

I don’t think this romance novella ever names the island they’re on (I could be wrong though). But this friend group is in paradise for a wedding. And things get steamy and complicated.

3. Cassidy Blake series by Victoria Schwab

Destination: Edinburgh, Paris, New Orleans

This series follows a family of ghost hunters and one life saving ghost as they visit the worlds most haunted cities. While Cassidy secretly fights off dangerous spirits along the way.

4. Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

Destination: Small English Village

If you want small town English vibes – this is your book. There’s an amazing book store, a pub everyone congregates at, and sexy farmer with an adorable dog. You’ll want to leap right into these pages.

5. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

Destination: Alaskan Wilds

Calla is a city girl through and through (big same) so it’s a lot of fun seeing her try and navigate the wilds of Alaska along side rugged bush pilots. But regardless of your outdoorsy-ness, you won’t be able to help falling in love with this setting (and all the characters).

6. The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Destination: London

In this historical novel, you get to see London in 2 different timelines – present day while the heroine is touring the city, and in 1791 from the perspective of a deadly female apothecary owner. You’ll get to see all kinds of dark corners of London in the stunning story.

7. Heartstopper: Volume 3 by Alice Oseman

Destination: Paris

Follow the always adorable Nick and Charlie as they take on Paris with their classmates. You need to read the first 2 volumes before this one, but you definitely won’t be sorry you did.

8. Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins

Destination: Scotland

This underrated YA contemporary is absolutely adorable and will definitely leave you desperate to tour Scotland yourself. The heroine has no desire to be visiting with the royal family, but she’s forced to when her sister becomes engaged to the prince. But she can’t help but fall for the best friend and tour guide (swoon).

9. Moose Springs, Alaska series by Sarah Morgenthaler

Destination: Alaska

This series is all about touring Alaska! This quaint town is the epitome of a Tourist Trap – but you won’t be able to help craving a visit! There’s silly characters, adorable animals, and a stunning mountain backdrop.

10. My Life in Shambles by Karina Halle

Destination: Ireland

Despite it’s adorable premise, this adult romance is probably one of the heavier books on this list. The heroine is down on her luck and decided to take a spur of the moment trip to Ireland with her sisters for New Years. But she meets a handsome rugby player in bar and is swept into a fake engagement plot.

If you could go anywhere on vacation right now, where would you go??

15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That’ll Take You on a Vacation

  1. I keep meaning to buy a copy of The Lost Apothecary. It looks so good! If I could go on a vacation that wasn’t fictional right now, I’d probably go to one of the Scottish islands. I’ve only ever been to a couple, but they’re so tranquil and beautiful and that’s just what I need right now!

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