As much as I’d love to jet off to a gorgeous resort this Spring Break, I’ll sadly be stuck at home this year. One of the many reasons I love books is that they can transport us to faraway destinations while we’re curled up on the couch at home. Reading a good book is like sending your mind on a vacation, because even though you haven’t gone anywhere, your mind can travel to incredible places. Sometimes I get so absorbed in the book I’m reading that I don’t even hear a family member calling my name. Oops.
If you’d like to travel on a mind vacation this Spring Break, I’ve gathered some book recommendations that will captivate you and transport you to faraway lands.
The best part about mind vacations? They’re free when you check out books, eBooks, or Audiobooks from your library!
If you wish you were on a beach right now…
Travel to Hawaii with this enemies-to-lovers food truck rom-com! Nikki serves mouth-watering Filipino food to beach goers, but another food truck owner has taken over her spot. They decide to let the Maui Food Festival decide once and for all which food truck deserves to keep the spot. Soak up the literary sun and watch this romance unfold!
Dying for a thrilling adventure?
Bask in the dazzling Mediterranean Sea with Kate, who has organized an incredible vacation for her family and their group of best friends. It’s supposed to be perfect—until she discovers a text on her husband’s phone that shows he’s having an affair. And worse, it’s with one of her friends on the vacation with her. But who? As Kate tries to discover which of her best friends is ruining her life, she soon learns that some people will kill to keep their secrets.
Want to travel back to the 40’s?
Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers
Travel to Hawaii and the year 1944 in this World War II historical fiction about a woman with a missing husband and a young daughter who might know what happened but has been scared into keeping quiet. To make ends meet, Violet opens a pie stand near the military base and soon finds herself attracted to a harsh marine with a soft side. She wants to know what happened to her husband, but finding out the truth risks losing everything all over again.
Want to take a trip back to your teen years?
Addie and her family visit Ireland for a family wedding, but Addie can’t focus on anything besides her broken heart, oh and the fact that she and her brother can’t stop fighting. When her brother takes her on an impromptu road trip around beautiful Ireland, you’ll be brought along on a whirlwind tour complete with castle adventures, breathtaking green hills, and you’ll even get to kiss the famous Blarney Stone.
If the vacation spots on Earth aren’t exciting enough for you…
George R. R. Martin calls Leviathan Wakes, "Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written."
300 years into the future, humans have colonized the Moon, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt. Ice miner Jim Holden and his crew suddenly find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that spans the whole solar system. Action-packed and beautifully written, you’ll fit right in on Holden’s crew. But don’t blame me when you lose all track of time reading this incredible series!