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11 Book Recommendations for Thanksgiving Travel!

Is there any holiday better than Thanksgiving?! Between all of the delicious food, time spent with family, and a break that’s perfect for catching up on TBR lists, it’s definitely top 5 in our book. We’re pretty much on Monica’s level when it comes to excitement for Turkey Day!

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And here’s a fun fact, book nerds: The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is actually the busiest reading day of the year! That’s definitely not a surprise, given that reading (or listening to audiobooks!) is the perfect way to pass the time while traveling.

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Are you headed out next week, but still looking for the perfect book to devour during your trip? We’ve got you covered! Whether your travel time is short, long, or somewhere in between, here are 11 of our top picks for holiday travel:

Books to read on a short trip!

Vanilla, by Billy Merrill

A bold, groundbreaking novel about coming out, coming into your own, and coming apart. 

The Date to Save, by Stephanie Kate Strohm

After a scheduling mishap occurs, one student tracks how her high school’s homecoming game, the academic battle, and class election all ended up on the same day with hilarious results! 

Mean Girls, by Micol Ostow

You may think you know the story of Cady and her initiation into “The Plastics,” but you’ve never experienced it like this before!

Books to read on an in-between length trip!

Lucky in Love, by Kasie West

A million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.

A Very, Very Bad Thing, by Jeffery Self

An unforgettable story about how love can make us do all the wrong things for all the right reasons.

Girl in a Bad Place, by Kaitlin Ward

How far would you go to save a friend? Find out in this twisty thriller!

Books to read on a long trip!

All the Crooked Saints, Maggie Stiefvater

A tale of dark saints, forbidden love, and an extraordinary family with the ability to perform unusual miracles.

The Forgetting/The Knowing, by Sharon Cameron

The Forgetting and its companion the Knowing explore the truth and loss that lie within human memory and the bonds that hold us together.

Shadowshaper/Shadowhouse Fall, by Daniel José Older

In the Shadowshaper Cypher, Sierra Santiago discovers shadowshaping, a magic that infuses ancestral spirits into paintings, music, and stories. But when someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one, Sierra must unravel her family’s past, take down the killer in the present, and save the future of shadowshaping for generations to come – and that’s only in book 1! 

Safe travels and happy reading!


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