It’s that sad time of year where Christmas and New Year’s Eve have come and gone and all that’s left for us is the frozen tundra of winter until March or April. It’s the season of day dreaming about being on a beach and being hot (even though you know as soon as it gets hot, you’ll miss the cold. A little.).
Day dream no further. I put together a list of some of the best summer vacations in books so you can live vicariously through them this winter. Warm up with one of these:
For a European family vacation: The Vacationers – Emma Straub
For an island, and a whole lot of mystery: We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
For some swimming with a side of murder: Summer House With Swimming Pool – Herman Koch
For the summer road trip: Paper Towns – John Green
For self discovery: Wild – Cheryl Strayed
For the south of France with a lot of writers: Mrs. Hemingway – Naomi Wood
For the last summer of innocence: This One Summer – Jillian and Mariko Tamaki
For a summer wedding: Seating Arrangements – Maggie Shipstead
For human connection in Appalachia: Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver
For beaches and cooking in Nantucket: The Blue Bistro – Elin Hilderbrand
What are your favorite books about summer or vacations?