Five Summer Destination Reads


For the past couple weeks, I’ve discussed some of my favorite books relating to summer activities. First, I talked about some of my favorite summer wedding books. Then, I discussed my favorite summer job books. Today, I will discuss some of my favorite books revolving around summer destinations.

From road trips, to summer camp, and vacation, summer is full of opportunities to escape every day life for a fun new experience. Here are some of my favorite books involving summer destinations:

For a road trip…

  • Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, Amy must travel cross-country to join her mother in their new home. After an accident leaves Amy to afraid to drive, her mother recruits an old family friend. This book has a cute romance, depth, and features many great locations across the United States. This is a great book if you are planning a summer road trip!

For a summer tour…

  • Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Open Road Summer

In Open Road Summer, Reagan joins her country super star best friend on a summer tour. On the road, Reagan meets an ex-boy band member who may be able to bring down her walls. Open Road Summer is the perfect book to read to prepare for a summer concert!

For summer camp…

  • Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita

Sleepaway Girls (Whispering Pines, #1)

Sleepaway Girls follows Sam, a girl who takes a job as a counselor-in-training at a summer camp and chronicles her experience on camera. Sleepaway Girls offers all the fun of camp: friends, s’mores, and summer romances! I recommend this book to younger YA readers or anyone who wants to relive their favorite camp memories.

For a trip to the beach…

  • The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

The Last Song

What would summer be without a trip to the beach? In The Last Song, Ronnie and her brother are forced to spend summer with their father in Wilmington, North Carolina. There, Ronnie saves sea turtles, meets a cute boy, and may even rebuild her relationship with her father. Similar to other books by Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song isn’t always the happiest beach read. However, it’s still a great story that is perfect for a beach vacation!

For an international destination…

  • Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato

After her mother’s death, Lina is sent to live with a man she never knew in Italy. After receiving her mother’s diary, Lina sets on a journey to learn about her mother’s past. Love & Gelato captures the heart of Italy and will be loved by readers travelling abroad or curled up on the couch in their living room. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a book that make them feel like they are on vacation!


For more books perfect for a beach vacation, stay tuned for next week!


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