We like to take a trip to the library before a traveling. Everyone picks out a handful of books that interest them and will keep them busy during air time, car time, delays and more.
Here are a five of my adult favorites for 2019, just in time for the summer travel season:
1. Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
This book is great because it’s so unique. An aging man decides he must go on a walk to save an old acquaintance. It’s unexpected, it’s an easy read, and it’ll have you contemplating the meaning of life.
2. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Yes, this book was made into a movie and, yes, it’s really a young adult book, but it is worth the read! It’s such a gripping, emotional perspective on being a kid who is different, navigating middle school, and just how mean–and kind–kids can be.
3. The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
I love to travel with a thriller in my book arsenal and this one makes the bag. Amber Patterson has her sights on another family’s life and she will stop at nothing to get it. The twists and turns in this one may or may not be spotted before they happen–but regardless it’s juicy and shocking all at the same time.
4. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
I knew nothing about this book at all when I first picked it up. I think that made it even better, if that’s possible. This is a book about a nurse who is blamed for not following protocol, but the roots of this story dig deep into questions about race, humanity, and morality, and I promise they will keep you thinking long after you finish this one.
5. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
I love non-fiction books that read like a novel and this is one of them. This is the backstory of Elizabeth Holmes and the company she founded Theranos. It takes readers through the rise, and eventual fall, of the company, along with Holmes’ questionable decision making.