Good morning, good afternoon, good evening friends! How are you today? I hope you had a good week, and a great Sunday. Today I’m thrilled to be back with my recent feature, where I recommend all of the contemporary books…
Let’s be honest here for a second : the weather currently SUCKS where I am, and I am really, really tired lately. One of the things making me happy at the moment is thinking about some holidays coming soon, and some kind of a break. To put myself in the mood for this, and for those of you currently trying to live through winter, or summer, well, I found a perfect theme…
ROAD TRIPS. I am such a HUGE lover of road trips, they are the best things, I swear. Since we all need to get away sometimes, I found that some books offer the perfect excuse to just do that. Also, more than often, road trip stories a perfect excuse for great character development, which I LOVE. Click on the book covers to be redirected to Goodreads.
Road trips, adventures, and discovering one’s self 🚗
First book that came to mind when thinking about this theme was obviously Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour – a must-read, I think, if you love contemporaries. Morgan Matson is one of the best authors in that genre, I think, and she always manages to explore perfectly her characters’ emotions and struggles. On the plus side, this book is filled with playlists and photographs and making the road trip story even more exciting and real.
A recent read of mine and also a great and fun road-trip story, is Wanderlost. If we’re being completely superficial here, well…that cover is stunning, isn’t it ? This quick read will make you smile and can be devoured in an afternoon, dreaming about all of the European countries Aubrey is visiting, and how travelling is making her grow.
In the road trip category, I could also mention Just Visiting, a very underrated book I read last year and enjoyed, a lot, because if you ask me, there aren’t enough books dealing with that difficult period between high school and college, leaving everything you know and putting back into question again everything you thought about friendships, love, family, and so on.
Another fun, and different kind of road trip story is Let’s Get Lost. Fun, because it takes you along a journey in the US, and different because it’s one character travelling, meeting along her way different people, going through their own personal journey where they are. It’s a story about meeting people, changing their way of seeing things, and overall it was a very interesting and distracting read.
📝 Missed my first post of book recommendations? Check it out right here : YA contemporary books with great siblings!