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Choosing Your Vacation Books: Our Readers Share Their Advice

Summer Reading 2018

<spoiler> Summer Reading is sponsored by The Great American Read on PBS. </spoiler>

Narrowing down what books to bring on your next vacation can be a tough decision for the avid reader. So we asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter to share their bookish wisdom. Below is a list of some of the most popular comments. Make sure to let us know which ones are your favorites!

1. "I can never decide and thanks to my Kindle, I don’t have to," says Ecem.

2. "I like to take books I can leave behind—so your John Grisham or Michael Connelly. Maybe a book the person I'm visiting would like," says Emily.

3. "A book with a setting that's in or around the destination. It gives amazing perspective to both the book and the place!" says Dina.

4. "For a vacation, I usually lean towards something not too heavy. I remember relaxing on the terrace of a condo overlooking the Gulf of Mexico while reading Pat Conroy's Beach Music, sobbing. Great book, but not for vacation!" says Freddie.

5. "I like to take light reads that I can put down easily. I also like to take a used book that I'm not worried about getting water or sand on or losing," says Erin.

6. "One book to challenge me, one fiction that won't, one nonfiction that's recently grabbed my attention, and one that's been lying around 5+ years waiting to be read. These can be combined, so it's 2 to 4 vacation reads. Of course, Kindle let's me bring hundreds…," says Steve.

7. "I pack a briefcase with the 2 or 3 books that I'm currently reading...and I visit the closest bookstore when I get to wherever I am going," says William.

8. "Find authors local to where you are visiting. Read their books," says Brad.

9. "Audiobooks, because I love to walk along the beach and listen or just sit and watch the water," says Devon.

10. "The places I usually stay have lending shelves. I'll usually bring a book for the shelf—either one I've recently finished or am about to. I stick to easy-to-read paperbacks for travel: thrillers, mysteries, or romance," says Shannon.

How do you decide what books to bring on your vacation? Share your travel reading plans with us in the comments!

Find more ideas for your summer reading:

The Hottest Books of Summer

20 Top-Rated Books for Every Kind of Getaway

Goodreads Employees Share Their Summer Reading Plans

posted by Marie on May, 09

Source : https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1258-choosing-...


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