Books I’m Taking on Vacation

Y’all! Our internet has been down at our house for the last two days, so I’m currently sitting up at my brother’s empty house (cause they’re on vacation) writing this post.

Today I’m talking about the books that I’ll be taking on vacation. I’d be delighted to hear about how much reading you generally do on vacation, and what format of books you nromally take.

Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky (Fiction)
This is an ebook from NetGalley. I requested it a while ago but then didn’t get around to reading it yet. The book takes place in 1909, the main girl is rich, there’s something to do with a newspaper, and that’s basically all I know. (Hey, I like going into my books blind.) I’ve wanted to try this author for a while now, and vacation seemed like the perfect time to give it a go.

Harvest of Gold by Tessa Afshar
I bought this book around the beginning of the year, yet am currently listening to it as an audiobook from Overdrive. (Which is how I plan to take it.) Although Tessa Afshar’s writing is a favorite of mine, the two books in this series have not been making my happy list. So many bad things happen that it’s exceedingly frustrating to listen to, yet I can’t give up on the characters now.

Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes
Bethany House Publishers sent me a copy of this book for review, and I lent it to a friend to see if she wanted to try a stab at reviewing it for my blog. She decided she’d rather not review it, but it won’t work out for me to get the book back from her before we leave for Mexico, so I downloaded the e-book from NetGalley which actually works pretty well for me since I’m packing light.

Homeschool Bravely by Jamie Erickson (Nonfiction)
This is a book I received from Moody Publishers to review. It was released last month and already has 76 reviews on Amazon with a 4.9 out of 5 star average. That sounds pretty impressive to me. I’m looking forward to this book because, although I was homeschooled, I’ve never read a book about homeschooling.

Holy Noticing by Charles Stone (Nonfiction)
Another book from Moody Publishers. This one interests me because it sounds like it’s going to talk about how our brains work and why we naturally do certain things. As long as it’s in layman terms, I find books like this to be utterly fascinating.

A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White
This is the only re-read I currently plan on taking with me. It was the first book I read in the Shadows Over London series (no, I didn’t read the middle book first on purpose), and since I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the series, I want to give this one a re-read, especially since…

The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White
I have The Number of Love to review! Y’all, I’m so excited about this! It’s the book I’m most looking forward to this year and I’m so thankful to have a physical copy of the book heading my way. I actually want to wait until the physical copy of the book comes in, but I also have access to the e-version of the book and since I will be on vacation, I might cave and read it while I’m gone.

And, in case any of y’all don’t know the connection, The Number of Love is about Margot De Wilde, who was one of the characters in A Song Unheard, which is the middle book in the Shadows Over London triology that takes place during WW1. The Number of Love (Margot is a mathematical genius) is the first in The Codebreakers series and takes place during WW2. I’m so, so excited about reading it.

In addition to these books, I’ll also be taking along a Hardy Boys book and a Nancy Drew book for my little brother who’s already on vacation. I doubt I’ll have room to lug any more physical copies of books along, but maybe they’ll fit in. 😉


How many books do you generally read on vacation?
I’ll be gone for twelve days and seriously have no clue how much reading I’ll be doing. I generally fly through books on vacation, but ya never know…

2 thoughts on “Books I’m Taking on Vacation

  1. Emily says:

    I don’t read a lot on vacation, mostly because I watch too much tv, but also because when you’re on vacation, family members may need your attention in two seconds, and when I read I’d rather not be disturbed. I want to read the ‘Shadows over London’ series, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. But it looks super exciting, and I love a good spy story.

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      I like reading on vacation – it’s one of my favorite things to do. Back when I would go for the full month with my family I could read 18 or more books and it was great!

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