Books on Vacation

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Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly series created by Rukky at Eternity Books and hosted by Aria at Book Nook BitsThe full list of June topics can be found here.

This week’s topic is about Books on Vacation.

What books do you like to bring on vacation? Do you bring any books at all?

I always bring what I’m currently reading at the time, and a least one book as an alternative in case I want to read something different. They are usually physical books (paperbacks) but lately I have taken to having at least one audiobook downloaded on my phone at all times for when the mood strikes.

What kind of books do you think are good for a vacation?

There is no “wrong” book to bring on vacation, but I would say that for me the ideal vacation book is something that is light and easy to dip in and out of. When traveling, there is always a chance of being interrupted by the travel itself, meals, outings, and other activities. I think if a plot were too complex it would be difficult to stop reading abruptly and then return hours or even days later. I would definitely not bring a highly anticipated read on vacation, either, because I like to savor those.

How much time do you usually have to read on vacation?

Very little! In my experience, I never get a chance to read while on vacation. Almost every hour of the day is devoted to something or other and carving out an hour or two to read usually does not make the cut. Still, I bring books just in case.

What does an ideal vacation with a book look like?

It would have to be a vacation with little planned beyond relaxing. Since I am more likely to take short long-weekend trips, I have even less time for reading than those who vacation for a week or more at a time. If I know that I’ll have long periods of time at the pool or beach, I’ll be sure to bring something I can read there.

I immediately think of authors like Hazel Gaynor or Sarah Jio who tend to write books on the lighter side. An ideal vacation book would also have to be something by an author that I am familiar with and know what to expect with their writing.

What are you thoughts on bringing books on vacation? Tell me in the comments!

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