Vacation Reading List

I’ve finally pared down my vacation reading list – room is limited, unfortunately, so I had to be very selective. Here’s what I’ll be taking with me on holidays.

Print books:

Dead Until DarkStorm FrontLiving Dead in DallasYsabelL.A. CandyCrossed WiresExcuses BegoneThe StrainEncyclopedia of an Ordinary LifeThe Language of BeesGhost Huntress


Mad MouseWhack a MoleHell HoleMind ScramblerFinger Lickin' FifteenI'm a Stranger Here Myself


The Dragon Riders of PernThe Demon's LexiconDeath by LatteSecrets of My Hollywood Life

I’m probably not going to be able to read all of these books, but I figure I’ll have something for nearly every reading mood that strikes me.

What’s on your reading list this summer?

20 thoughts on “Vacation Reading List

    1. Belle

      I’ll be gone for two weeks. I am definitely staying on the safe side of things as a reader – I am always petrified I’ll run out of things to read.
      Can you tell? :)

  1. Margot

    Please don’t take offense by my comment but I found your list of 21 books and the fact that you had to pare down your choices hilarious. I can only imagine what would happen if you had unlimited space. I’m envious of some of your picks – the new Stephanie Plum for one. Happy vacation.
    .-= Margot´s last blog ..Some Books I Found On Blogs =-.

    1. Belle

      I didn’t even think to count them – you’re right, Margot. It IS funny! I don’t even want to think about how many books I’d lug with me if space wasn’t an issue. I probably won’t even get to half of these, but there’s a certain comfort level in knowing I have these with me.

      I am definitely looking forward to the Stephanie Plum, too. I’m saving that one for the drive back, I think. I get motion sickness, so I can’t read in the car. Audiobooks will save me from going stir crazy. And Lorelei King is such a wonderful narrator – she just brings Stephanie Plum and all the other characters to life for me.

    1. Belle

      It’s good to know I’m not alone! I think books are like my security blanket. That’s why I really really need to get some sort of eReader, so I can take 100s of them with me without feeling like I’m carrying around a mountain!

      I’ve heard so many good things about the Dresden Files, so Storm Front is one book I’ve really been looking forward to.

  2. Memory

    Nice picks! YSABEL is great, and I’ve been hearing a lot of good stuff about THE DEMON’S LEXICON. And I’m with you on bringing more books than you think you’ll need; I always do the same, since I’m worried I’ll run out of reading material and have no way of getting more.
    .-= Memory´s last blog ..100. The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld =-.

  3. rhapsodyinbooks

    We usually take some, then plan to buy some wherever we go. It gives us an “excuse” to check out the local bookstores (as if we need one)!!! And then there’s the problem of carrying them all back! It looks like you made some great choices!

  4. Ann-Kat

    Like rphapsodyinbooks, I usually purchase books on a trip. It’s a nice opportunity to check out the local offerings, especially when traveling overseas. But still, it’s nice to have a varied selection to choose from in case there isn’t anything to catch one’s fancy abroad.

    I’ve been keeping an eye on the Demon’s Lexicon and can’t wait for your review. (Can you tell I’m hinting at you to read that one right away? LOL–oh, and The Strain, too.)

    I’m so excited for you. I hope you have a wonderful trip. 😀
    .-= Ann-Kat´s last blog ..Waiting on Wednesday: Hey, Where Did Those Deformed Triplets Come From? Oh, Divine Conception You Say. =-.

  5. Dorte H

    If space wasn´t an issue … Well, why not bring one´s library? You never know what you want to read tomorrow, do you?

    We are going to Scotland next week, however, so I am NOT going to bring more than one or two. I plan to buy some cheap British crime fiction in Edinburgh :)

  6. screamingchair

    I already read Demon’s Lexicon and I’m sure you will have lots of fun reading it! The twists are unexpected and the lines are witty, there are swords and a bit of romance, what more can a person need to have fun? 😉
    You sure do take a lot for hols with you, I’m checking out some of those.

  7. Marie

    Charlaine Harris is always good — I love her series. My husband always complains that I pack more books then clothes — so I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who likes to be well supplied with reading when they go on vacation!


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