10 great books you should read on vacation

Books, a staple to any beach vacation trip you’ll ever go on! The great thing about books is that they let you dive into an incredible world whether it’s fiction or nonfiction. You get to embark on your journey along with the characters, learn something amazing, or experience suspense and to fall in love. There is an endless amount of options for you to choose from when you toss a book in your bag. Here at Travel Resort Services, we want all of our guests to enjoy their condos on the beach and what better way than to curate a reading list for your beautiful days at the beach.  

If you’re looking for a great read and show all in one

Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Both Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale have been made into showstopping tv moments you won’t want to miss! If you haven’t read either of these two books, you’re going to want too. Not only do both of these shows boast famous casts but the books show more than what you’ll see on screen. All of the minute details come alive that don’t make it into the live show. For Big Little Lies, the story centers around three women, and their lives in a small coastal town where the little lies we tell ourselves can become dangerous.

The Handmaid’s Tale focuses on a dystopian culture where individual women are valued only to procreate. This engaging novel not only brings forth discussions on gender and the importance of certain people over others, but it also looks at what life might be like if this were the reality.

You can watch Big Little Lies on HBO and The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu.  

If you’re looking for a thrill

The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

Before the Fall – Noah Hawley

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Suspenseful books are interesting to read at the beach as they sometimes can suck you into the events within the novel. All three of these options have spine-tingling turns if you want to lose track of time. The Woman in Cabin 10 offers a thrilling story about a journalist who encounters a mystery aboard a cruise ship. Before the Fall, is about a plane crash and the lives of the only two survivors of this tragic event. Into the Water includes a thrilling tale of murder in the town’s’ river where the suspect and history, memory, and emotion come together as one.  

If you’re looking for some poetry

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur’s popular book Milk and Honey is truly a beautiful read and one that lets the reader think about love, bitterness, and life. Broken up into four separate chapter you can read them front to back or any which way you please.

If you’re looking for a Happily Ever After Ending

The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George

If you truly want a feel-good, happily ever after type of book, The Little Paris Bookshop is perfect. It melds together the love of literary, a distinctive journey to find oneself, and the power of adventure. We’re sure you’ll walk away from the beach, as happy as a clam.

If you’re looking for a dystopian alternative universe

1984 – George Orwell

This classic has risen from the ashes of High School book syllabi and has found new life in 2017. On many of the top best seller lists for the year, George Orwell’s 1984, is a classic dystopian novel, where the narrative and legacy of the book have captured readers for generations.

If you’re looking to learn something while on vacation

The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day – James Kakalios

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil deGrasse Tyson

When figuring out what to take with you on the beach, if you happen to enjoy learning about new things these two options are perfect for you! Both The Physics of Everyday Things and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry allow the reader to understand science at a different level by answering questions about life, the universe, and everyday objects.

Whether you use an ebook reader, to bring many different book options with you and all in one place, or you might enjoy the feeling of a paperback book between your fingers, there is no problem with that! Many people enjoy going to a library or their local bookstore and checking out or purchasing books to bring with them on their travels. Ebooks and regular hard copies are a great way to enjoy a day laying on the beach – you might event get lost in the book for a few hours – you never know what might happen when you stay with Travel Resort Services at our condos on the beach!

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